Norton catches up and Limoges wins with birdie
Montréal, June 21, 2019 – Participating golfers experienced the entire range of human emotions, this Friday, at the Provincial Mid-Amateur Championship presented by Turkish Airlines in collaboration with belairdirect at the Summerlea Golf and Country Club, in Vaudreuil-Dorion.
Trailing behind Ryan Galbraith (Summerlea) by three strokes, Noah Norton (Caughnawaga) started his last round with a roar, on Friday. He was able to play four under on the front nine to catch up with the leader of the provisional ranking. Despite a few difficulties on the back nine, Norton completed the day at -2 (70), which was sufficient to claim the victory.
“The greens were splendid this week and, up to today, I had not fully enjoyed them. This morning, my short game was really good on the front nine. This enabled me to catch up with Ryan (Galbraith). Then, I tried to keep it simple on the back nine. It was not always easy, but I hung in there and made birdie on hole #18 to win!” explained Norton who earned the Mid-Amateur title with a cumulative score of +3 (220) after three rounds.
Leader of the field after two rounds, Ryan Galbraith (Summerlea) struggled this Friday and played +4 (76). At the end of the day, he ranked 3rd with +7 (223), one stroke behind Ryan Sevigny (Eagle Creek, 222).
A remarkable finish in the ladies’ division
In the women’s competition, the title was earned on the very last hole of the event as only one stroke divided Hélène Chartrand (Summerlea) and Mylène Limoges (Club Laval-sur-le-Lac) from the leader of the day, Nachcha Perkins (Whitlock).
With a spectacular approach shot, Limoges put her rivals under pressure when she successfully made a birdie to close the day at +3 (76).
Chartrand and Perkins were unable to live up to the challenge and respectively made the par and a bogey; confirming Limoges’ victory.
“The competition was so fierce today! My short game was very good throughout the week and it served me well on the last hole. I knew that I had a chance to win and made a 12-foot putt for birdie. This was my very first Mid-Amateur Championship and I was hoping for a nice finish. I am very proud of my performance and how I was able to manage pressure,” mentioned Limoges after winning the tournament.
After completion of the two rounds, the Longueuil golfer registered a
cumulative score of +4 (150); only one stroke ahead of Chartrand and Perkins
The Mid-Amateur team is now identified
Traditionally, the three golfers with the best scores in this event are appointed to the Golf Québec team for the Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship. As a result, Norton and Sévigny will join Patrick Godin of Summerlea (the team player of 40 years and over) in the national event taking place at the Summit in Richmond Hill, Ontario, from August 20 to 23.
On June 25 and 26, the Memphrémagog Golf Club will be host to the Jean Monty Cup, an invitational competition. Then, the Golf Québec will resume its activities at the Rideau View Golf Club, in Manotick, Ontario, where the Alexander of Tunis will take place on July 4 and 5. This will be the first leg of the Men’s Triple Crown presented by Turkish Airlines in collaboration with belairdirect. The stakes will be high as the top three (3) players on the Triple Crown Order of Merit (composed of the Alexander of Tunis, Duke of Kent, and Men’s Provincial Amateur Championship) will determine the provincial team that will compete at the Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship to be held in Glen Arbour Golf Course, Hammond Plains, and at The Links at Brunello, Timberlea, Nova Scotia from August 5 to 8, 2019.
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