Québec Team Members Shine in the Match Play Event
Alexandra Botsis, Léonie Tavares, Cameron Robitaille, and Antoine Jasmin
Get the complete results – Junior Match Play Championship
Knowlton, August 23, 2023 – Without much ado, Cameron Robitaille (Québec team/Saint-Hyacinthe) showed remarkable consistency throughout the week at the Junior Match Play Championship held at the Knowlton Golf Club. In the final round held this Wednesday, Robitaille beat Zach Pageau (Vallée du Richelieu) 3-2 on the 16th hole.
"I made some important putts during the final round to maintain my lead right to the end. I made almost no mistakes and I think that's what really made the difference. It was a good match in the final, I didn't do anything extraordinary, but I made it count at the right moment," he mentioned in an interview moments after his victory.
Robitaille was patient throughout the tournament, earning all his victories on the 16th hole at the earliest. In fact, he pulled off a stunning 1-up victory over Antoine Morisset (Le Blainvillier) in the second round, after trailing by 4 strokes.
"Against Antoine, it started really bad, I was 4 down after six holes. I worked hard, but again, without any big surprises, to be able to come back. All my matches were tight, it was exhausting!" he explained with a laugh.
Bothered by tendinitis in his right hand at the beginning of the season, Robitaille didn't feel he was playing up to his ambitions in recent weeks. This victory at the Junior Match Play Championship means the world to him and motivates him for the future.
"I missed a large part of the season and when I came back, I wasn't playing as well as I would have liked. I feel I'm back in good shape and that gives me confidence for the next tournaments."
With this performance, Robitaille claimed the Édouard-Grondin trophy, awarded in memory of the young Knowlton member who passed away in a car accident six years ago. Édouard's family was in attendance to present the trophy to Cameron Robitaille.
In the boys' consolation flight, Antoine Jasmin (Québec team/Le Blainvillier) won 4-2 over Olivier Laroche (Royal Québec).
In the girls' final, Léonie Tavares (Québec team/Saint-Raphaël) beat Rosalie Langlois (Vallée du Richelieu) 4-3 on the 15th hole.
"I played a very steady round and really enjoyed myself during the tournament, which is always a little bonus in this weather. I like the match play format, it's different and interesting," she said.
Tavares admits to having faced a lot of adversity during the final. It's a situation she relishes, and one that pushes her to excel.
"It wasn't easy in the final, Rosalie had a very good day and almost always made her putts. She was excellent! It's motivating to have a top-class opponent, and that was the case throughout the tournament."
A member of the Québec team since the beginning of the season, Léonie Tavares admits that the support provided by Golf Québec helps her tremendously in competition.
"Golf Québec helps us so much. The group spirit is very important. I think that's clearly one of the reasons why I gave it my all this week. It's always fun to represent Golf Québec," she concluded.
In the girls’ consolation flight, Alexandra Botsis (Québec team/Rosemère Fontainebleau) was crowned with a score of 2-1 over Rose Morisset (Le Blainvillier).
The Golf Québec crew will be back on the road this weekend for the Graham Cooke Junior Invitational, to be played at Golf Château-Bromont on Saturday and Sunday.
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