Nova Scotia Golf Association – Ally Tidcombe, a former member of the Ken-Wo Golf Club fired an impressive 4-under par 68 to land himself tied for second during the first round of the Lationamercia Qualifying Tournament at the Las Praderas de Lujan Golf Club in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The 22 year old is heading into the second round of the tournament just one stroke behind the leader Santiago Bauni, who is a native of Argentina. Tidcombe’s round included an eagle on the nineth hole and three birdies on holes 3, 5 and 17. He carded one bogey during the first on the par three 15th. Tidcombe will tee off tomorrow at 9:57am.
Also attempting to qualify for the PGA Latinoamerica Tour is Hammonds Plains native Brad Curren. Curren who grew up playing at the Oakfield Golf Club, is competing at the Club los Lagaitos in Bogota, Columbia. Brad struggled during the first round after he carded a seven over par 78 and is currently tied for 79th heading into the second round tomorrow.
Curren and Tidcombe will be looking to secure a Tour Membership, which will be awarded to the top 30 players (and ties) at the respective qualifying tournaments. The top finisher (1 spot) at each tournament will be exempt for the entire 2017 season, while the next 10 players will receive exempt status for the first half of the season and will be subject to a reshuffle for the second half of the season. The remaining 19 players and anyone tied for the last qualifying position, will receive conditional status and will be eligible for the reshuffle.