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 SÃ£o Carlos, SÃ£o 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.