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Kitahara snags the Faldo Series in Brazil

Leonardo Kitahara

At the conclusion of the Faldo Series in Brazil, IMG Academy golf program student Leonardo Kitahara came out at the top of the leaderboard. Held July 27-29 a the Damha Golf Club in São Carlos, São Paolo State, Brazil, Leonardo competed against 31 boys ages 14-16. In the South America Final, Kitahara defeated players from Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay.

Throughout the tournament, Kitahara shot 76-77-68. Although Leonardo was competing in the youngest age group, his score of 68 was the best final around of the tournament. Out of 64 players in the U-21, U-18, and U-16 divisions, Kitahara finished top 7 overall.

With an outstanding performance last week, Leonardo was invited to play in the Faldo Series-World Final on September 12-14 in Northern Ireland.

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