Godin and Romancew, Match Play Champions
Jeremy Godin and Emily Romancew
Montréal, July 29, 2020 – From July 27 to 29, the Summerlea Golf and Country Club was host to the first provincial tournament of this pandemic summer marked by health and safety guidelines. With its consolation flight, the Junior Match Play Championship presented in collaboration with Turkish Airlines offered the 48 young participants the opportunity to play in a minimum of 2 matches.
On the first day, this Monday, Mother Nature brought her share of storms and suspension of play. The 2019 defending champion, Malik Dao, a member of the host club and of Team Canada's junior squad, was unable to cope with all these constraints and lost on the 19th hole of his second match in which he faced Samuel Breton Gagnon of Royal Québec.
On the second day of competition, another Summerlea member quickly took the lead of the tournament as Mathieu Lafontaine first defeated Samuel Breton Gagnon with a score of 5-3 in the quarterfinals and then eliminated William Forgues, another Royal Québec player, in the semifinals with a score of 2-1.
This Wednesday, Lafontaine faced off against Jeremy Godin of Les Dunes Sorel-Tracy golf club. A playoff was necessary on the 19th hole before Godin was able to claim the Édouard-Grondin trophy awarded to the male champion of the event in memory of the young Knowlton Golf Club member who passed away in a car accident in 2017.
Boys’ consolation flight
Those who were eliminated by their opponents in their first match, on Monday morning, continued the competition in the consolation flight. As a result, Emile Lebrun of Île de Montréal came to face Guillaume Dubois of Lorette in the final round. The competition was fierce and Dubois claimed the victory with a 2 up score.
Meanwhile, Lydia St-Pierre of Royal Québec, 2019 champion, started the tournament with a bang. In her first round, she eliminated Béatrice Labbé of Lorette with a score of 4-2. In the quarterfinals, St-Pierre pursued her winning streak by defeating Lory Paradis of Le Mirage 1 up. It was when she reached the semifinals, facing Emily Romancew of Elm Ridge, that everything went south for her. By winning her match 1 up, Romancew advanced to the final round in which she defeated Yasmine Qureshi of Lorette 3-2.
Girls’ consolation flight
As with the boys, those who were eliminated in their first match on Monday morning carried on with the competition in the consolation flight. As a result, this Wednesday, Whitlock's Morgan Best and Emily Hong of the Quatre-Domains competed in the final round where Hong captured the victory 1 up.
Despite the many twists and turns and schedule changes that have occurred since the start of the 2020 season, the Summerlea Golf and Country Club agreed to host the Junior Match Play Championship with only a few weeks’ notice. On behalf of our young golfers, the Golf Québec team would like to thank the club's Board of Directors and its members for making this event possible and for their warm welcome.
The next Golf Québec outing will bring the participants of the Men's Provincial Amateur Championship and the Women's and Girls' Provincial Championship, both presented in collaboration with Turkish Airlines and belairdirect, to the fairways of the Lachute Golf Club. Both courses of the host club will be very busy from August 1 to 3. Among others, Sarah-Eve Rhéaume of Royal Québec (2019 Amateur Champion) and Laurence Lamer of Rosemère (2019 Juvenile Champion) will be defending their respective titles.
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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