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Top: Ann-Sophie Bourgault and Emile Lebrun, bantam champions
Bottom: Léonie Tavares and Andy Mac, pee-wee champions

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Provincial Bantam, Pee-Wee and Mosquito Championship

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Montréal, August 11, 2020 – The Provincial Bantam, Pee-Wee and Mosquito Championship was presented this week at the Drummondville golf club in collaboration with Turkish Airlines.

Mosquito (9-10 years old)

The first day of competition, this Monday, served to identify the youngest provincial champion of the year. It is with a round of 91 (+19) that Louis-Olivier St-Pierre (Golf Les Saules) was able to capture the victory with only one stroke ahead of Emile Doyon (Sainte-Marie) and Zack Bourgeois (Le Blainvillier). By doing so, he is the first Lower St Lawrence representative to be crowned in this tournament since 1996.

 
 

Pee-wee (11-12 years old)

A total of 45 boys and girls participated in the 36-hole pee-wee division competition. Leader in the first round with a score of 77, Andy Mac (Pinegrove) posted the best score of the week for his category by playing 71 in the second round. With an overall score of 148 (+4), the young man who had made a name for himself by participating in the last American Drive, Chip & Putt competition in April 2019 captured the pee-wee title. Charly Pinel (Royal Québec, +8) and Charles-Edmond Proulx (Vallée du Richelieu, +11) completed the top 3 in the boys' category.

In the girls’ division, Charlotte Boudreau (Île de Montréal) and Léonie Tavares (Glendale) stole the show by sharing the first place with a cumulative score of 171 (+27). A sudden-death playoff resulted in Tavares being crowned on the first hole. Our 2019 mosquito champion, Claire Hu (Whitlock) ranked third at +38.

Bantam (13-14 years old)

The bantam competition gathered sixty participants. At the end of the first day, Henry Dao (Richelieu Valley) and Isaiah Ibit (GreyHawk) were tied for the lead at 73 (+1). This was without factoring in the presence of Émile Lebrun ( Île de Montréal) who played a breathtaking 31 (-6) on the front nine of his second round. With this spectacular comeback, last year's pee-wee champion won the boys bantam title with a score of 78-66-144 (E). Dao and Ibit took second and third place at +7 and +8 respectively.

Meanwhile, Ann-Sophie Bourgault (Le Maître) dominated the competition with two consecutive rounds of 81, the best scores of the two rounds in the girls' division. The 2019 pee-wee champion was therefore crowned 2020 bantam champion with a cumulative score of 162 (+18), Antonia Ho (Kanata) took second place at +25 and Capucine Gekas (Royal Québec) was third at +36.

The Golf Québec team would like to thank Claude Gamache, Professional and Golf Director at Club de Golf Drummondville, as well as the establishment's Board of Directors and its members, for making this event possible by opening their course to all our young competitors.

Next event

Next week, Golf Québec will bring together men and women, amateurs and professionals, at Domaine Château-Bromont for the Bromont Invitational presented from August 17 to 19 in collaboration with Turkish Airlines and belairdirect. Noémie Paré (Victoriaville) will be returning. One would remember her victory from last year in which she faced professional Rebecca Lee Bentham in a sudden-death playoff. On the men's side, the professional golfer Yohann Benson (Club Laval-sur-le-Lac) will also try to defend his 2019 title.

Many Thanks to Our Partners

In 2020, Golf Québec is proud to count on the collaboration of Turkish Airlines and belairdirect for the presentation of the Men's and Women's Provincial Tours. Tournaments composing the Provincial Junior Tour will also be presented in collaboration with Turkish Airlines. In addition, the Golf Québec volunteers, referees, and employees will be dressed by adidas throughout the golf season. Competitors will not be forgotten as TaylorMade will supply them with the official TP5 and TP5X golf balls in main provincial events.

About Turkish Airlines

Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines is a four-star airline with a fleet of 364 aircraft (passenger and cargo) flying to more countries in the world than any other airline (127 countries over five continents), reaching 319 destinations worldwide. In 2015, Turkish Airlines has been chosen "Best Airline in Europe" for the fifth year running, by Skytrax World Airline Awards.

Turkish Airlines invests in its quality of service, in-flight entertainment systems, in-flight comfort, gourmet cuisine and its employees. Turkish Airlines understands the responsibility of being a pioneer within the industry, and is determined to maintain its goal of becoming a regional leader and a prominent global airline, preferred for its unparalleled service, superior quality, trustworthiness and reliability. For more information, visit https://www.turkishairlines.com/en-ca/index.html.

About Golf Québec – Initiate passions, build dreams

Founded in 1920, Golf Québec is the provincial sport federation whose mission is to increase participation in golf and develop excellence. Some of Golf Québec’s core services include the Golf in Schools Program, Future Links and its Get Linked initiatives, the First Drive Tour, Junior Golf Development Centres (JGDC), Rules of Golf, World Handicap System, course rating services, Golf Fore the Cure, as well as the Québec Golf Hall of Fame. In addition, Golf Québec conducts regional and provincial championships to bring the local golf enthusiasts to surpass themselves and eventually reach the upper spheres of professional tours. For more information please visit www.golfquebec.org.

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Sources:

Jean-Pierre Beaulieu, Executive Director
514 252-3345, ext. 3732, golfquebec@golfquebec.org

François Roy, Assistant Executive Director
Philanthropy, sponsorships, and communications
514 252-3345, ext. 3476; cellular 514 349-4653, froy@golfquebec.org

Guylaine Sirois, Communications Manager
514 252-3345, ext. 3745, gsirois@golfquebec.org