David Puig wins his second US title

The La Garriga golfer, who competes with Arizona State University, won the Amer Ari Invitational in individual and team categories

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The 19-year-old young Barcelona player David Puig, currently number 15 in the world amateur rankings and a member of the US university team at Arizona State, has achieved his second individual victory on the US Circuit.

Puig, a native of La Garriga (Barcelona) and in his second year at university as part of the 'Sun Devils', has become individual and team champion in the Amer Ari Invitational tournament, which has been taking place this week in Hawaii .

The young man from Barcelona has imposed himself with great authority in the tournament, with laps of 67, 68 and 68 strokes for -13 to the total, four ahead of his closest pursuers, Sixian Guo (Southern California) and Blake Wagoner (Arizona State) .

An excellent round, with four birdies in the last five holes of the tournament made it unattainable for all its rivals. This is David Puig's second victory with his university, which he reached at the end of 2019.

His career in the United States, however, has not been as long as it might seem, since the pandemic suspended the competition when he had played just four tournaments with the university.

The week before, Puig made his debut as the winner, clearly imposing himself at the Southwestern Invitational, a highly prestigious tournament held in Westlake Village, California.

Formed at the Barcelona Golf Club, his career is brilliant. In March 2018 he won the Spanish Under-18 Championship; in June he finished second with the Spanish team in the U-18 World Championship (Japan) and a month later he won the gold medal in the U-18 European Team Championship.

In September he achieved victory in the International Spain Under-18 (La Cañada). He was also in the Junior Ryder Cup (France), the Jacques Leglise Trophy (Finland) and the Youth Olympic Games (Buenos Aires) .



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