This is a 72 hole, no cut event. There will be playoffs, if necessary, for the medalist position and for the 12th and final position available.

This week’s players on the pitch come from 14 countries and territories: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, South Korea, Sweden, United States and Venezuela.

In 2019, Exequiel Lopez took part in the Argentina Tour qualifying tournament on this course, and he won that tournament to gain his status. “It’s a course where I generally play very well,” he said.

Jose Luis Montano’s last full season of PGA TOUR Latinoamérica was in 2019, when he made 13 starts and competed five times at the weekend. A year ago, the Bolivian appeared in four tournaments, his best performance being that of the end-of-season Bupa championship in Mexico, tied for 25th.

Maximiliano Godoy had a slow start to the round, starting par-bogey-bogey on his first three holes of the last nine at Country Club Las Praderas de Lujan. After this opening, Godoy recovered well to play the last 15 holes under 4 to post a 72 under 2.

Two weeks ago, Isidro Benitez finished second in a Mexican Tour tournament, entering this week in good shape. He lost that tournament in the playoffs to Manuel Torres. “But I felt great in my game. It’s a matter of patience, and the results will come,” he said.

American Andrew Arft, a product of the University of Central Florida, has never appeared on the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica and has never played on a PGA TOUR affiliated tour. He entered the second round tied for fourth, with six others. In 2019, Arft played on the Europro Tour, a tie for 10th place at the Eagle Orchid Scottish Masters, his best performance. Arft’s only other start in the qualifying tournament came on the PGA TOUR Canada in 2018, when he finished tied for 65th overall while still an amateur, unable to achieve player status.

Since the creation of the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica in 2012, Maximiliano Godoy has played at least three tournaments each year. Although he has never won a victory, he has three second places, the most recent at Abierto Mexicano de Golf 2015. In his career, he has participated in 111 tournaments.

With 31 career starts to his name, American Otto Black hopes to return to the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica for a third full season. He played 13 events in 2018 and 2019, but only participated in one tournament in the 2020-21 season.

In March 2021, Otto Black achieved Forme Tour status with his sixth tie in Dothan, Alabama. He ended up not participating in any Form Tour tournament this year and has three career starts to his name on this circuit. They all arrived in 2017.

There are 20 Argentines in the peloton this week. Here are their scores and positions on 18 holes: