François Bissonnette and Teri De Luis victorious
François Bissonnette and Teri De Luis, 2020 senior champions
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Montréal, August 11, 2020 – The Women's and Men's Provincial Senior Championship was presented this week in collaboration with Turkish Airlines and belairdirect at the Grand Portneuf Golf Club. For the first time in the history of these two events, the men and women divisions competed at the same time on the same course.
At the conclusion of the first day, François Bissonnette (Blainvillier) had taken the lead in the men's division with a first round score of 69 (-3), only two strokes ahead of his closest rival, Michel Gariépy (Boisés de Joly). Meanwhile, Teri De Luis (Brockville) was leading the women's competition with 76 (+4), also two strokes ahead of Marie-Thérèse Torti (Vallée du Richelieu) who has already won this event three times (2013, 2017, 2018).
The competition intensified as participants had to measure up against tough opponents, but also battle the overwhelming humidity of the heat wave that settled in the Pont-Rouge area this Tuesday. A thunderstorm and heavy rains required to suspend play twice and convert the competition into a 27-hole event. This decision was a complete game changer which enabled the two Monday leaders to win in their respective categories.
Teri De Luis is therefore crowned in the women's division with a score of 76-37—113 (+5), followed by Marie-Thérèse Torti with 78-37—115 (+7) and Pam Fraser (Hylands) in third place with 80-40—120 (+12). On the men's side, François Bissonnette is the new senior provincial champion with a score of 69-39—108 (E). He is followed by Michel Gariépy (71-38—109, +1) in second place tied with public golfer Michel Deschênes (72-37—109, +1).
The Golf Québec team would like to thank Raymond Carpentier, General Manager of Le Grand Portneuf, the superintendent, Jean-Philippe Doucet, as well as the establishment's Board of Directors and its members, for making this event possible by opening their course to our competitors.
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 of Victoriaville will be returning. One would remember her victory from last year, when she faced professional Rebecca Lee Bentham in a sudden-death playoff. On the men's side, professional Yohann Benson of 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.
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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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