Brooke Henderson Earns South American Amateur Title

January 26, 2013

Ontario’s Brooke Henderson captured the eighth playing of the South American Amateur Championship on Saturday at the par-72 Rincón de Cajica Golf Club near Bogotá, Colombia.

Henderson, from Smiths Falls, Ont. led from wire-to-wire, finishing the four round, 72 hole event with a total score of 11-over-par, 299.

“It was a spectacular week and my first visit to Colombia,” said 15-year old Henderson. “I am absolutely thrilled to have been able to go home with the title.”

Henderson carded rounds of 73-75-76-75 to become the first Canadian to earn the prestigious amateur golf title.

Jisoo Keel of Coquitlam, B.C. finished tied for second with Ecuador’s Daniela Darquea. Both golfers finished six-shots back of Henderson at +17, 305.

In the men’s division, Ajax resident Matthew Scobie posted rounds of 82-77-75-78 for a total of 312 to finish in 32nd place. The top Canadian finisher was 17-year old Kevin Kwon of Pitt Meadows, B.C. who finished tied for 18th at 18-over, 306.

Shinkwin Callum of England captured the overall men’s title, with a score of +5, 293.

For full scores, please click here.