The IV Chile Open took place during the weekend of 17th/18th March 2018. The event was played at Puerto Velero, Chile in conjunction with the inaugural Fernando Morgado Trophy.
Mark Millar (Ireland) won the Chilean Open with a 36 hole aggregate of 108 (54+54). Millar finished two shots ahead of Eamon Gibney (Ireland) who fired 53 in the final round. Irish Matchplay champion John Ross Crangle was third on 113, one clear of Ian Farrelly (Ireland). Catalans Manuel Amor (joint captain of Europe) and David Solé were next best on 115. Pilar Montero returned 127 to win the ladies open. Cristobal Andrade was best placed home player, scoring 117.
Detailed scoring here
Team Europe's joint captain Mark Millar led after the opening round at Puerto Velero. The reigning Irish Strokeplay champion from the Cement club in Drogheda, Co. Louth scored 54 and was one stroke clear of fellow Irishman Ian Farrelly. Another Irish player John Ross Crangle carded 56. Joint fourth on 57 were David Solé (Catalonia) and Ireland's Eamon Gibney. Top Chilean was Cristobal Andrade on 58 while Pilar Montero (Catalonia) fired 66 to lead the ladies tournament. .