None of the national golfers came close to fighting at the forefront of the competition. At team level, the situation was not more positive.
Joaquín Niemann closes a negative weekend in Chicago. The national golfer had a promising start on Friday. However, as the days went by, his participation was diluted and He finally finished in 18th place in the individual ranking. Things were even worse for Myth Pereira who was unable to repeat his recent performances and He is left behind, in 32nd place.
When the competition began in North America, The one from Talagante promised to fight for the championship. Something he couldn’t do in 2023. On this occasion, he finished one stroke behind the leaders of the first day. But on Saturday, the fall began. A bogey at hole 1, which he will repeat at holes 13 and 18. Furthermore, at hole 6 he misses once again with a triple bogey, which completely removes him from the advanced positions.
In the meantime, this Sunday, the prospects would not be better. Eagle at hole 2; five birdies, on holes 3, 5, 14, 15 and 16; More bogeys on holes 4, 13, 16 and 17 constitute his record. The summary is of a card of 68 moves (-3) the third day of competition. In total, he recorded 207 hits (-6).
His exhibition is in line with what he has shown recently. A few months ago, in dialogue with Sporty , admitted that his year in the Saudi funds league was complex. “There is strong competition. If there was no competition, I would have already won every tournament in LIV. There are very good players and you have to play good golf to win,” he stressed.
Mito Pereira has had better difficulties throughout the season. But it wasn’t his weekend. At the end of the first day, the Chilean golfer was in position T33 with a score of 70 shots (-1), then, on Saturday, he rose to T29 thanks to three birdies (flags 2, 4 and 7) and two bogeys. (holes 9 and 14), finishing with 140 strokes (-2).
However, on Sunday it sank again. I recorded four birdies on holes 2, 5, 7 and 10; two bogeys at holes 12 and 14; plus a double bogey on the 16th hole. He finished in T32, with a card of 71 shots (0) and a total of 211 (-2).
At group level, the situation has not improved much. The Torque GC closed in fifth place. Juan Sebastián Muñoz finished 4th with 202 shots (-11) and David Puig finished in the same position as Pereira, T32, with 211 shots (-2). The individual winner of this edition was the American Bryson DeChambeau, who managed to win with 200 shots (-13).
There are only two events left to close out the 2023 LIV Golf season. The next challenge will take place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, between October 13 and 15, and finally they will close in Miami, in a tournament that will be played between October 20 and 22. Next, Joaquín Niemann and Mito Pereira will participate in the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games.
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