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One week of great golf left him close to tears.With a spot in the Masters riding on the outcome, Dominguez closed with a 1-under 71 Sunday at Pilar Golf Club in Buenos Aires, Argentina, winning the inaugural event and earning the right to be among Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods and his golfing idol, Phil Mickelson, at Augusta in April.I always told to myself, I hope one day I can get to the Masters, Dominguez said in a conference call after his victory. Hopefully, I can just share that moment with all my friends and my family, because we all grew up with that same dream. ... I just cant believe right now that dream just became true.That was the idea behind the Latin American Amateur, which was patterned after the Asia-Pacific Amateur.Augusta National, the Royal & Ancient Golf Club and the U.S. Golf Association founded the tournament with hopes it would inspire an entire region — South and Central America and the Caribbean. It comes with perks such as a spot in the Masters, the final stage of qualifying for the British Open and U.S. Open and a berth in the U.S. Amateur and British Amateur.Without the Latin American Amateur, the only way for someone like Dominguez to play in the Masters would be as a top professional or to win an established amateur event open to the best in the world.Right before they announced this tournament, it seemed almost impossible for a Latin American to get there, Dominguez said. And then here I am today. Just saying, Im going to the Masters and play with everyone tthere, its just shocking.dddddddddddd.Who could have imagined the road from Santiago to Magnolia Lane would lead through Lubbock, Texas?Dominguez is in his final semester at Texas Tech, where his greatest achievement was leading them to a spot in the NCAA Championship as a sophomore. He is starting to branch out with academics and figure out where golf fits into the equation.Asked for similarities between Santiago and the open spaces of West Texas, Dominguez broke out into laughter.Almost none, he said. Probably if you want to find something that is the opposite of Chile, you would have to say Lubbock, Texas. But its been a great journey. Lubbock has been something new, totally new people and new culture. It broadens my mind and makes me learn from other cultures and people, and its been awesome for me. I wouldnt change it for anything.Augusta National chairman Billy Payne has talked about using the reputation and resources of the Masters to help attract players from Asia — and now Latin America — to the game. The idea was to identify good golfers, which could create heroes for younger kids from the region.The Asia-Pacific Amateur already has produced Hideki Matsuyama of Japan, who made the cut at Augusta both times he qualified and now is among the top players in the world. The Latin American Amateur is just getting started, but the goal is the same.South America has produced two major champions — Roberto de Vicenzo (1967 British Open) and Angel Cabrera (2007 U.S. Open, 2009 Masters), both from Argentina. Chiles best golfer is Felipe Aguilar, who is No. 160 in the world and plays the European Tour.Aguilar and Mickelson are Dominguezs golfing inspirations, he says, mainly because they always smile. And no one was beaming quite like Dominguez on Sunday.Everyone in Chile is just going crazy, he said. It was something that for all of us, we thought it was almost impossible. ... We were waiting a few more years for the next player to get into the Masters. I think everyone is in shock right now that we got another Chilean guy playing the Masters after like 50 years.Hopefully, I can represent them the best I can at the Masters. ' ' '

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