January 24, 2022 1:43 pm

Another Romero in golf: from almost not playing to teach classes to winning the South Open in Mar del Plata

A good tournament occurred a Franco Romero to inaugurate his resume of victories in the Argentine territory. The rosarino of 26 years was imposed on the 103rd Southern Open, developed no less than in Mar del Plata Golf Club, and go with what performance: he took the forefront on the opening day and never left it. A very consistent triumph for a new outstanding Romero in national golf.

Strictly speaking, the Miter de Pérez club player was already a success at the South Open, but as a fan, and he had achieved it a long time ago, in 2011. This time he paraded triumphantly from the beginning in front of the sea and the house designed by him. formidable Alejandro Bustillo, one of the greats in the history of national architecture. Romero obtained 21 birdies between the four days and concluded with 266 hits, 14 under par, and with four difference.

The Open of the South was the first conquest of Franco Romero as a professional in Argentine golf, at the age of 26.

“I was never nervous. I always had a nice advantage, which gave me peace of mind. I’m very happy. I enjoyed this week as I hadn’t done it in a long time on a golf course. It is a magical place that always brings back good memories. And achieving a victory here is incredible ”, commented Romero from Rosario, who was escorted by famous golfers from around the country: Rafael Echenique (-10) and, tied for third place, Cesar Costilla Y Jorge Fernandez Valdes (-9), the recent winner of the Republican Open.

I was teaching all this year [2021] Y I hardly even played. But this court has something special and I wanted to find my chance. Today I cannot believe I have won, ”said the champion, with the same last name as Eduardo, one of the great Argentine golfers, today the mayor of Villa Allende. Just as Franco won 11 years ago in Mar del Plata as an amateur, this time the non-professional winner was Fermín Martínez, from 16 years, a member of Los Lagartos Country Club. “Being part of that list of such important names is a pride. It was a spectacular week and this motivates me even more to continue working ”, the teenager celebrated in the spa town.


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