Benson and Ciot crowned at the Bromont Invitational

Benson successfully defends his title at the Bromont Invitational
Caroline Ciot is crowned in the ladies’ division

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Montréal, August 19, 2020 – The Bromont Invitational was presented this week at Domaine Château-Bromont in collaboration with Turkish Airlines and belairdirect. From August 17 to 19, the best amateurs and professionals golfers measured up to each other in the men’s and women’s division.

In the first round, professionals Yohann Benson (Club Laval-sur-le-Lac) and Sonny Michaud (La Tempête) set the bar very high in the men’s competition by tying for 1st place at 65 (-7). On Tuesday, defending champion of the event, Benson kept up the pace and further widened the gap between him and the rest of the field, playing 68 for a cumulative -11. A cut was made after this second round to keep only the top 54 of the 90 participants.

Michaud attempted a comeback on the last day of the tournament, but still had to settle for second place as Benson played a final round of -1 (71) to finish the event at -12 (204).

"It was very close with Sonny (Michaud) and he was very solid during the tournament. I knew I had a bit of a head start before teeing off for the last round, but I was focused on my game. I didn't achieve all of my personal goals after three rounds, but it's fun and a great feeling to win again this year. I love playing here!" said Benson, who walked away with the $6,000 prize money.

Meanwhile, Michaud handed a final card of 70 (-2) and finished second, three shots behind Benson (207). Marc-Olivier Plasse (Pinegrove) completed the top-3 with a total of 208 shots (‑8).

In the men’s amateur division, Logan Boucher (Summerlea) and Jean-Philippe Parr (Ki-8-Eb) tied for first place with a total of -4 (212).

A first victory for Ciot in Bromont

In the women's event, the competition was fiercer and the picture changed a lot from one round to the next. On Monday, juvenile golfer Lydia St-Pierre (Royal Québec) took the lead at 72 (-1) with only one stroke ahead of professional Caroline Ciot (Country Club of Montréal). In the second round, professional Sabrina Sapone (Blainvillier) moved up in the ranking to take the lead at 148 (+2). A cut was then made to keep only 18 of the 30 competitors.

Sitting in second place going into the final round, Ciot finished her workday at -2 (69), which was enough to claim the title as well as a $5,000 purse.

"My second round was fairly ordinary, but I kept my head up for the final day," said Ciot. Today (Wednesday) the scores were very close and I was able to record a good round. I limited the mistakes as much as I could and it paid off. I've been aiming for this victory for three years and it seems that this year was my year!" said the winner of the event three shots above par (222).

Grace St-Germain (Camelot) played a final round of -1 (70) and is runner-up with 224 shots. As for Sapone, she was third with a cumulative +8 (227).

Noémie Paré (Victoriaville) who had won in all categories of the 2019 edition of the Bromont Invitational was crowned as amateur champion this year. She completed the tournament at +9 (228).

Finally, let's note that Tuesday was highlighted with two holes-in-one made by Sylvie Schetagne (Golf-Tonus) and Raphaël Lapierre-Messier (Pinegrove).

The Golf Québec team would like to thank Martin Ducharme and his team at Domaine Château-Bromont who made this event possible by preparing the most exceptional course to challenge our competitors.

Next event

Next week, Golf Québec invites you to stay at Domaine Château-Bromont where the Provincial Junior Boys Championship will be presented on August 22-23 in collaboration with Turkish Airlines. The 2019 juvenile champion, Hugo Denis (Le Mirage) will be aiming for the junior title left vacant by William Duquette (Laval-sur-le-Lac) who made the leap to the amateur category.

Other contenders include Malik Dao (Summerlea), 2020 Amateur Champion and Team Canada member, Jeremy Godin (Sorel-Tracy Les Dunes), 2020 Match Play Champion, Guillaume Dubois (Lorette), 2020 Champion of the Match Play consolation flight, Emile Lebrun (Île de Montréal), 2020 Bantam Champion, and Jean-Philippe Parr (Ki-8-Eb), Team Canada member.

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 belairdirect
Quotes made easy

For more than 60 years, belairdirect has been providing complete car and home insurance solutions direct to the consumer. Belairdirect also provides insurance for motorcycles and off-road vehicles. Products are available in Québec, Ontario, the Maritimes, Alberta, and British Columbia. Belairdirect pushes boundaries by offering inventive products like The Accident Forgiveness. Today, the insurance company offers multiple services on the web to help consumers compare and choose a car and home insurance that’s right for them.

belairdirect is an online quote leader with numerous web-based tools to get quotes, including the 3-minute quote app (for car insurance). belairdirect is a subsidiary of Intact Financial Corporation. For more information, visit https://www.belairdirect.com/.

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