Just two weeks previously, Gustavo Cortez (Chile) was the leading non Japanese player at the Japanese Open. Now, two weeks later Gustavo won the inaugural Brazil Open (on the other side of the world) at Sitio Saô Luiz. Gustavo fired 57 on Sunday to post a 36 hole aggregate of 119, which was three strokes clear of first round leader Alex Lemes (Brazil) who matched his Saturday score of 61 in the final round. Paolo Jovane (Brazil) scored 125 to finish third. Ladies champion was Susana Wozniak (Argentina), who totalled 160 to 176 for her Argentinian colleague Amanda Speranza.
Alex Lemes (Brazil) scored an opening round of 61 to lead at the halfway stage Alex was ahead by just a single stroke from Gustavo Cortez (Chile). Paolo Jovane (Brazil) was next with 64 while Fernando Morgado (Chile) was on 66. Argentina's Susana Wozniak carded 84 to be the ladies category leader, eleven clear of compatriot Amanda Speranza.