Kate Guo Grabs Three Gold Medals at the Québec Games!
Léanne Sarrazin, Kate Guo, and Zixuan Tan
Bantam girl's division
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Rimouski, July 28, 2023 – Kate Guo shines once again! Already a double gold medallist since the beginning of the 57th Québec Games Finals, the Richelieu-Yamaska golfer clinched her third victory of the week on Friday in the individual stroke play event at Club de golf Bic in Rimouski.
In action in the girls' bantam 13-14 age division, Guo concluded her round with a total of 50 Stableford points. Rive-Sud's Léanne Sarrazin took silver for the second day in a row with 46 points, followed by Montréal's Zixuan Tan with 42 points.
"It's been a great experience," said Guo, who was keen to thank her mother, her coach, and her Games leader for their support throughout the week.
The gold medallist had teamed up with Julia Riel over the last two days and the duo had won in the "Two balls, best ball" and “Two-person Vegas” events.
Florence Hamelin, Alexandra Lemay, Mercedes St-Onge
Juvenile girls' division
Still in the girls' category, but in the 15-17-year-old juvenile division, there was a heated battle for the gold medal between Florence Hamelin and Alexandra Lemay, both from the Mauricie region. With identical scores of 43, three extra holes were needed to determine the winner. In the end, Alexandra Lemay had the last word.
Mercedes St-Onge (Côte-Nord), silver medallist two days ago, scored 40 points on Friday to take third place on the podium this time.
Cédrick Hamelin, Oscar Ricketts, Zachary Vincent
Bantam boys' division
The gold medal in the boys' bantam (age 13-14) category went to Jonathan Matteau, representing La Capitale-Nationale. It was his second medal of the current Québec Games, following the bronze he won in the opening competition alongside William Savard-Forget.
Zachary Vincent (Laurentians), Oscar Ricketts (Lac-Saint-Louis/Québec team), and Cédrick Hamelin (Mauricie) shared second place in this category with 53 points each. Ricketts finished the week with one gold and two silver medals, while Hamelin leaves the Lower St. Lawrence area with two medals in his luggage.
Félix Cloutier, Milan Abrieu, Zachary Benfeito
Juvenile boys' division
Lucas Cardozo, from the Laurentians, concluded the individual stroke play in the 15-16-year-old juvenile category with a gold medal around his neck. He finished two points ahead of a three-way tie formed by Zachary Benfeito (Lanaudière), Milan Abrieu (Richelieu-Yamaska), and Félix Cloutier (Estrie), all of whom had 53 points.
It was a third podium for Cloutier and a second for Benfeito in Rimouski.
At the end of the third day of activities at Club de golf Bic, it was the athletes from the Laurentians who topped the regional rankings with 798.5 points. The Capitale-Nationale (788) and Mauricie (786) regions came second and third respectively.
The best sportsmanship award went to the Lanaudière region.
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