Carrigan and Wiebe fall short at Argentine Amateur

Golf Canada/Chuck Russell

Canadians Kevin Carrigan of Victoria, B.C., and Bobby Wiebe of Headingley, Man., failed to make it past the second round of match play at the Argentine Amateur in Buenos Aires at the Martindale Country Club on the weekend.

Carrigan started out strong on Wednesday, capturing the second seed overall heading into Friday’s match play rounds. The 27-year-old earned the designation by carding an 8-under 136 (69-67) to finish one back of Filippo Campigli of Italy.

Carrigan went on to defeat 63rd seed Martin Flores by one hole in the first round of match play. He was later knocked off by Alfonso Otoya 6 and 5.
Wiebe was given the 35th seed after making the cut with a 6-over 150 (80-70). He came up short in the first match play round, losing to Andre Wink of Brazil, 4 and 3.

The eventual champion was 15-year-old Argentinian Marcos Montenegro of Buenos Aires. The youngster defeated Jacopo Vecchi Fossa of Italy 4 and 3 after 36 holes of play.

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