2008 Tour de las Américas

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The 2008 Tour de las Américas season consisted of 15 golf tournaments, hosted in eight different countries across Latin America. Six events were played in Argentina, two each in Chile and Venezuela and one each in Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Paraguay, and Peru.

The Tour de las Américas continued its close association with the PGA European Tour, with three events being co-sanctioned by the Challenge Tour, Europe's official development tour. It also began an association with the Canadian Tour, co-sanctioning three events.

Tournament results[edit]

In 2008 the prize funds ranged from US$40,000 to US$200,000. The richest events are the first three, which are co-sanctioned by the Challenge Tour, and the last three, co-sanctioned by the Canadian Tour.

Dates Tournament Host country Winner Notes
27–30 Mar Abierto del Centro Argentina Argentina Estanislao Goya Co-sanctioned with the Challenge Tour
3–6 Apr Abierto Visa de la Republica Argentina Finland Antti Ahokas Co-sanctioned with the Challenge Tour
10–13 Apr Club Colombia Masters Colombia Netherlands Wil Besseling Co-sanctioned with the Challenge Tour
17–20 Apr Chile Open Chile Chile Felipe Aguilar
14–17 May Copa 3 Diamantes Mitsubishi Venezuela Argentina Sebastian Saavedra
22–25 May Televisa Players Championship Mexico Argentina Rafael Gómez
11–14 Sep Canal i Abierto de Venezuela Venezuela Colombia Angel Romero
7–11 Oct Taurus Abierto de Peru Peru Argentina Alan Wagner
23–26 Oct Carlos Franco Invitational Paraguay Argentina Clodomiro Carranza
6–9 Nov Abierto de San Luis Argentina Argentina Rafael Gómez
13–16 Nov Abierto del Litoral Argentina Argentina Andrés Romero
20–23 Nov DeVicenzo Classic Argentina Argentina Paulo Pinto
27–30 Nov Sports Frances Open Chile Argentina Rafael Gómez Co-sanctioned with the Canadian Tour
4–7 Dec Torneo de Maestros Argentina Argentina Fabián Gómez Co-sanctioned with the Canadian Tour
11–14 Dec Costa Rica Golf Classic Costa Rica Argentina Mauricio Molina Co-sanctioned with the Canadian Tour

Order of Merit[edit]

Rank Player Country Earnings (US$) Events
1 Estanislao Goya  Argentina 58,104.50 5
2 Rafael Gómez  Argentina 57,582.50 10
3 Mauricio Molina  Argentina 34,963.25 14
4 Clodomiro Carranza  Argentina 34,498.67 11
5 Sebastian Saavedra  Argentina 28,371.66 8

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