Excellent news for the EIBGA. This month, the Brazilian Golf Federation (CBGolfe) has announced the team that will represent the country in the 2019 Pan American Games, which will take place from July 26th to August 11th in Lima (Peru), and we are delighted to hear that our Nina Rissi has been included.
The players named are the Olympic competitor Adilson da Silva, Alexandre Rocha, Luiza Altmann and Nina Rissi. There will be men’s, women’s and mixed doubles tournaments from August 8th to 11th played on the golf course of the Lima Golf Club.
“On behalf of the technical team, I can say that we feel very confident about the players chosen for the Pan American Games in Lima, and we are contemplating the possibility of bringing medals to Brazil. Adilson da Silva has done well in the Asian Tour and the Sunshine Tour, improving his positions at the World and Olympic Rankings week by week. Alexandre Rocha has achieved excellent results this year, achieving a title in the Mexican Professional Tour in February and good positions in the Latin American PGA Tour”, commented the Brazilian coach Erik Andersson, when he announced the team.
“Luiza Altman, a relatively young player, has gained a lot of experience playing the Ladies European Tour in 2018 and this season at KLPGA, and Nina Rissi is a young athlete living in Barcelona, Spain, who has already represented Brazil in youth categories as an amateur, with good results,” he concluded.
The CBGolfe has chosen the players following their new selection criteria, announced at the beginning of the year. The places in the World Ranking and the fitness of each golfer have been decisive. “We have chosen a very strong team for the Pan American games, made up of three professionals who already have an international background, and an amateur, Nina, who has shown great determination and commitment every time she has represented Brazil,” added Euclides Gusi, President of the CBGolfe.
Golf has been added recently to the program of the Pan American Games. It was included for the first time in the previous edition, in Toronto 2015.