Golf competition drew to a close in Managua ©Managua 2017

Guatemala’s Alejandro Villavicencio was crowned men’s golf champion at the Central American Games in Managua.

He entered the final round of the competition with a narrow advantage at the Nejapa Golf and Country Club in Nicaragua, but held his nerve to secure the title.

Villavicencio finished with a total of 290 strokes across the four rounds of action, with Panama’s Michael Norman ending a shot further back to take bronze.

The bronze medal was decided in a play-off, with Julián González of Costa Rica and José Rodas going head-to-head.

González ultimately triumphed after a further three holes had been played.

Panama’s Laura Restrepo won the women’s competition, ending the tournament with a five-under-par score of 283.

Guatemala’s Valeria Mendizabal finished one-under-par to take silver, with team-mate Pilar Echevarría securing the bronze.

Costa Rica celebrated double 100 metres gold as athletics competition began at the Nicaraguan Sports Institute.

El Salvador and Costa Rica earned gold medals on the final day of fencing ©Managua 2017
El Salvador and Costa Rica earned gold medals on the final day of fencing ©Managua 2017

Irma Harris won the women’s event in a time of 12.11 seconds, with Guatemala’s Rosa Baltazar second in 12.12.

Panama’s Rosa Mosquera rounded off the podium in 12.17

Shermal Calimore triumphed in the men’s final, with the Costa Rica stopping the clock in 10.39.

Honduras’ Josef Norales and Panama’s Matthew Edward earned the minor medals in 10.46 and 10.48 respectively.

Fencing competition drew to a close with El Salvador winning the men’s team sabre title, as they overcame Guatemala 45-35 in the final.

Nicaragua beat Honduras 45-28 in the battle for bronze.

Costa Rica triumphed in the women’s epee by beating Nicaragua 45-31 in the final, with Panama overcoming El Salvador 45-31 for the bronze.

Competition will continue tomorrow.