BRIDGESTONE AMERICA'S GOLF CUP 2015 presentado por VALUE PLACE: Press Conference: Hotel Presidente Intercontinental de Polanco - Ciudad de México / Clínica de Golf: Bosque de Chapultepec - Ciudad de México DATE: Martes 20 de octubre PRESS: GolfMagazine Media Group - email@example.com For more information about the cup, visite: www.americasgolfcup.com OFFICIAL SPONSORS: BRIDGESTONE - Title Sponsor VALUE - Presenting AMERICAN EXPRESS - Oficial Card DELTA AIRLINES - Official Airline HOTEL PRESIDENTE INTERCONTINENTAL DE POLANCO -Official Hotel BMW - Official Leasing EPURA - Official Water STELLA ARTOIS- Official Beer GOLF & SPA - Official MAgazine With the support of GOBIERNO DE LA CIUDAD DE MÉXICO With the special collaboration of: AVIS REVISTA AMURA REVISTA REAL STATE CLUB CAR
The Paraguayan team leads Bridgestone America´s Golf Cup presented by Value
This first result was a surprise for many, but everybody agrees that the Paraguayan team made up of the European Tour player Fabrizio Zanotti and Marco Ruiz was among the favorites for this second edition of the Bridgestone America´s Cup Golf presented by Value. The Paraguayans are the only leaders of the event after the first 18 holes, they carded in a round of 60 strokes, 12 birdies and one bogey, enough to be take the lead with 2 strokes less than the local players Carlos Ortiz and Rodolfo Cazaubón (62, -9 ten birdies). There are high expectations of Ortiz, Mexican player and Cazaubón PGA TOUR winner this year on the PGA TOUR Latin America, in Dominican Republic. They had a great start and generated much excitement for the local fans who followed the action of the first 18 holes at Club Campestre Mexico City.
On the side of the Americans Matt Kuchar and Justin Hueber, had a round that did not meet the high expectations set for them. They began with 67 (-4) and tied the 14th place. Nothing is carved in stone yet, with three rounds to be played and they still have a chance to be in contention for the weekend. "Undoubtedly today the winner was the course, I did not play as he wanted but I think we will improve in the next three days," said Kuchar, number 13 in the world ranking.
"We are very pleased with the round of today. We complement each other very well, Fabri is playing with the elite of world golf in Europe and his game shows it," said Marco Ruiz, who was also the protagonist of the shot of the day after making an eagle with a 100-yard shot at the par-4 of the 13th.
"It´s always difficult to adjust to the altitude but this country brings me good memories, here I could get my first victory as a professional and that gives me confidence," said Zanotti.
Just after finishing his round, Ortiz spoke to accredited media. "It´s always an extra motivation to play in front of your local gallery. I felt very comfortable with Rodo today and hopefully we can maintain the level during the next three days."
Meanwhile Sebastian Vazquez with Rodolfo Cazaubón (63, -8), in third position, said. "We know the course very well. We have played a lot here, often we both putt for birdie what was essential for not making any bogeys," he added that "Juan Pablo (Solis) is a great friend of mine and we really have a lot of fun together. Therefore, we did in the course. Playing this kind of format allows us to relax much more than stroke play."
The Bridgestone America´s Cup is presented by Value is played as a 72-hole fourball stroke play. There are 30 teams playing, representing 19 countries. The most prestigious tournament for teams in Latin America is part of the calendar 2015 PGA TOUR Latin America, with a purse of $300,000, one of the most important in the region.