Lexus Panama Classic announced

The Buenaventura Golf Club in Río Hato, Coclé will host the Lexus Panama Classic tournament from May 19 to 25.

Miguel Marín, director of the Buenaventura Golf Club, expects 144 players to come from 40 countries in hopes of becoming the new star golfers of Latin America.

This tournament, which will be played in Panama for the first time, is part of the 2014 NEC Series-PGA Latin America Tour, consisting of 16 events to be played in Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia, Guatemala, Brazil, Peru, and the Dominican Republic.

"We are thrilled to host for the first time one of the best tournaments on the Latin American circuit," commented Marín, who also noted that the event will distribute $150,000 dollars in prize money.

First created in 2012, this tournament established the first unified circuit on the PGA Latin America Tour and gives players the opportunity to jump to the Web.Com, the path to the professional world for young Latin American players.

A qualifying tournament will be held on Monday, May 19 for amateur and professional players to try to earn a direct shot to compete in the Lexus Panama Classic.

This competition serves to support our promising players and professionals who seek to develop their talents, within a circuit that allows them the opportunity to advance in their careers. Golfers Mike Norman and Omar Tejeira will be representing Panama.

Source: Panamá América