Rounds of 63 Propel Jake Scott and Keven Fortin-Simard to the Top
A total of 21 Quebecers make the cut
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Victoriaville, August 12, 2022 – The fairways of Club de golf Victoriaville held no secrets for Jake Scott and Keven Fortin-Simard on Friday during the second round of the Sani-Marc – Fenergic Canada Cup, presented by the City of Victoriaville. Both athletes were simply dominant, recording rounds of 63 (-9) to move to the top of the provisional overall standings.
Adjustments on the greens were the key for Jake Scott, who made seven birdies and an eagle in the second round of the tournament. "I also played really well yesterday to start the tournament at -6 (66), but I missed some key putts. I worked hard after my round to put it all back together and it showed in my game today," said the veteran golfer from Ohio who finds himself in the driver's seat at -15 (129).
In addition to excelling with his putter, the American was able to avoid trouble in the difficult sections of the course and ended his day without any bogeys. An impressive performance, of course, but impossible without perfect round management.
"I started on the back nine which is pretty tough here, especially the last five holes. I was able to play well on those holes and that kept the momentum going. I hit the ball very well and I also putted well, but I would say that I managed my game well to execute in all circumstances," analyzed the man who has a two-shot lead over the other star of the day, Keven Fortin-Simard of Québec.
The latter put on quite a show for the crowd watching the last golfers finish their rounds, making his eighth birdie of the day to consolidate his provisional second place at -13 (131).
"It's always fun to have a good day and convert it," he said as he left the course. "I would say it was a continuation of my last nine yesterday. I was able to get into a rhythm and really hit the ball better. Plus, I was really accurate on everything around the greens, so that helps a lot."
The Saguenay native, who now plays golf part-time, will take advantage of the next few hours to rest with his loved ones, after which he will be able to prepare for a showdown with Jake Scott, which will begin at noon on Friday.
"It's going to be fun! I'm going to visit my family tonight and go back to my daily routine for a few hours. It's going to feel good and tomorrow I'll be having a blast! I'm here for the win and, hopefully, I'll give myself a chance to be at the top of the game, so that's cool," he concluded, grinning from ear to ear.
The leading duo will have to keep an eye out for Noah Steele of Ontario, who sits alone in third at -10 (134). Max Gilbert (Saint-Georges) and Étienne Papineau (Pinegrove) follow at -8 (136), in a group of four competitors tied for ninth place.
At the end of the day, this Friday, no less than 21 of the 66 representatives from Québec made the cut set at 144 (E). They will advance to the weekend's rounds in which a total of 72 participants will tee off.
Francis Rouillier, three-time champion of the event in the amateur division, will be part of the field and will attempt to defend the title he won in 2021. After the first two days of competition, the host club golfer is second in the category at -1 (143), two strokes behind compatriot Brandon Rattray (Saint-Bruno, -3).
A total of $125,000, including $25,000 for the winner, will be awarded at the end of the Sani-Marc – Fenergic Canada Cup, the largest independent tournament for Canadian professional golfers from the tours associated with the event: Vancouver Golf Tour, Great Lakes Tour, Toronto Players Tour, East Coast Pro Tour, PGA of Québec, PGA of Canada, and Golf Québec.
Admission is free throughout the tournament for spectators who wish to experience the unique atmosphere of this competition. It is also possible to follow all the action live on Golf Zoogle's YouTube platform.
About Sani Marc
Sani Marc has been in cleaning and sanitation for nearly 50 years and continues to grow. It manufactures and distributes cleaning and sanitation products to a wide range of customers, primarily in the commercial, institutional, industrial, food & beverage and pool & spa maintenance sectors. In 2018, the company produced approximately 55 million kg of sanitation products and fulfilled some 200,000 orders.
Sani Marc's mission of helping customers achieve excellence in cleaning is supported by over 750 employees in 17 branches across Canada, enabling it to offer customers equipment maintenance programs, on-site staff training and consulting services for optimizing operations. Sani Marc also offers a range of floor maintenance equipment that boost employee productivity and lower the cost of ownership. Sani Marc products are known for being effective, safe and environmentally friendly; some of which are highly innovative and unique on the market. For more information, please visit www.sanimarc.com.
Fenergic is a door and window manufacturing company from the Bois-Francs region, in Centre-du-Québec. Founded in 1953 by Mr. Léo Beauchesne, the manufacturing company was taken over by his son, Pierre Beauchesne, in 1984, after his engineering studies at Polytechnique Montréal.
Fenergic thrived and became the 1987 Small and Medium Size Business of the Year in Québec. Then, 1999 marked the launch of a revolutionary product that changed the window industry in Canada a decade later, the hybrid PVC-aluminum window. To this day, Vision MV is still a leading product on the market. For more information, please visit https://www.fenergic.com/en/.
Philanthropy, the well-being of his community and the influence of his region have always been important values for Mr. Beauchesne.
"We believe that accessibility to sports for children and youth is a critical component of personal and community development. All children, from all regions, especially remote areas, should have the opportunity to discover and develop their potential. We are pleased to support the Canada Cup in Victoriaville and enable the people of the region to experience a tournament of this magnitude."
About the Victoriaville Golf Club
Located in the Centre-du-Québec region, Victoriaville is a semi-private 18-hole golf club located in the heart of downtown Victoriaville, along the Nicolet River. With a course that boasts 6 holes of each par, players can take advantage of many low-scoring opportunities. With these exceptional playing conditions, Victoriaville is an ideal site for the Canada Cup competitors as well as for golf amateurs of all skill levels. For more information, please visit www.golfvictoriaville.com/.
Since its opening, Victoriaville has hosted several noteworthy golf events, including the Québec Open for eleven years, the prestigious Béliveau-Perreault and Gilles Marotte tournaments, and most notably the Sani Marc - Desjardins Canada Cup for the past eight years.
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. Golf Québec provides discovery and introduction programs such as First Tee – Premier départ Québec as well as core services such as the Rules of Golf, Course Ratings, World Handicap System, and 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 https://www.golfquebec.org.
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