New Zealand amateurs Joshua Munn and Jordan Bakermans have finished runner-up at the prestigious Juan Carlos tournament in Argentina.
Munn, who recently became the first amateur to win two Charles Tour titles when he claimed the Harewood Open, led the way for New Zealand.
He opened with a four under par 67 at the Los Lagartos Country Club to be the leading player after round one. Munn added rounds of 71, 73 and 72 to finish on a one under total of 283 and in a share of third place on the individual leaderboard three shots back from Australian Geoff Drakeford.
Munn was well supported by Bakermans on his first international trip of this note.
The Christchurch Golf Club member, who earlier this year won the South Island Under 19s at the Timaru Golf Club, had rounds of 75, 74, 71 and 74 for a 10 over par 294 total.
They were two shots ahead of Ireland, who claimed third, and Argentina and South Africa were a further shot back in a share of fourth place.
It is a great result for the Kiwis who came close to following in the footsteps of Marcus Wheelhouse and Mark Brown who famously won the event in 1995.
Juan Carlos Golf Tournament – Los Lagartos Country Club,Argentina
577 New Zealand (Joshua Munn 67 71 73 72 – 283, Jordan Bakermans 75 74 71 74 – 294)
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