Christophe Sylvain wins the Duke of Kent

Christophe Sylvain, 2020 Duke of Kent champion and André Gagné Trophy recipient

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Montréal, September 14, 2020 – The Royal Québec Golf Club was host this Monday to the Duke of Kent presented in collaboration with Turkish Airlines and belairdirect. The event was the last of the three legs composing the Men’s Triple Crown. Due to the current pandemic, it was held over 18 holes for the first time since its inception, in 1935, instead of its traditional two rounds. Nonetheless, the 120 participants were able to enjoy one of those beautiful cool days heralding the return of the fall season despite significant gusts of wind which certainly added to the challenge of the course.

Having teed off at 9:10, Christophe Sylvain (Lorette) combined six birdies to nine pars to cumulate a score of 69 (-3). He had to wait a long time until all the other threesome came back to the scoring table before he could confirm his victory and put on the traditional plaid jacket of the champion. At the same time, he also captured the André Gagné trophy awarded to the best player from the Québec City area in this tournament.

The second place is shared by Chris Campbell (Ottawa Hunt), Alexandre Mercier (Rosemère) and Loick Laramée (Royal Québec) who played 70 (-2). David Tweddel (Lac St-Joseph) completes the Top 5 at 71 (-1).

Interesting fact to note this year, we had the opportunity to see a father-son duo evolve for the third time in the history of the Duke of Kent. A member of the host club, René Forgues had made a promise when William was born eighteen years ago that he would one day play with his son in this high-level competition. Against all odds, he kept his promise! Meanwhile, Olivier Daneau (Club Laval-sur-le-Lac), who had a similar experience with his father a few years ago, played the par today to tie for sixth.

The Golf Québec team would like to thank the Royal Québec Golf Club, its General Manager, Mario Bouchard, its members, and the volunteers of the Boischatel area who made this event possible.

September events

There is only one tournament left to complete the 2020 competitive season. This year, the Spring Open which normally launches the season will be used to close it on this Friday, September 18, at the Beaconsfield Golf Club. Traditionally, the best amateurs who are members of Golf Québec will compete against an impressive contingent of professional golfers. The 2019 champion, professional Yohann Benson (Club Laval-sur-le-Lac), who successfully defended his Bromont Invitational title this summer, will have to compose with Étienne Brault (Pinegrove) who won the amateur title in a sudden-death playoff last year before turning professional.

Many Thanks to Our Partners

In 2020, Golf Québec was 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 were also presented in collaboration with Turkish Airlines. In addition, the Golf Québec volunteers, referees, and employees were dressed by adidas throughout the golf season. Competitors were also supplied with the official TP5 and TP5X golf balls offered by TaylorMade 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
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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