Unwavering Jake Scott Triumphs in Victoriaville
Quebecers save the best for last
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Victoriaville, August 14, 2022 – Many competitors wanted to join Jake Scott at the top of the leaderboard in the last few days, but none of them managed to keep up with his pace on the fairways of Club de golf Victoriaville. Those present at the Centric club on Sunday were also able to witness several good performances by the 21 representatives of the province still in the race for the title, starting with Brandon Lacasse, who shot a round of 64 (-8). The American made sure to conclude his tournament in style on Sunday, leaving with the top honours of the Sani-Marc – Fenergic Canada Cup, presented by the City of Victoriaville.
Beyond the victory, there is the method. The Ohio native once again played a quality game at the conclusion of the event to bring his overall score to -24 (264), tying the tournament record set by Eric Banks of Nova Scotia in 2019.
"This win is the result of many, many efforts over the last few years and slowly it's starting to pay off," said a visibly emotional Scott as he left the course. "I've been working a lot on my swing, my course management, as well as a lot of other aspects of my game that have all come together over the last few days. It was amazing!"
Apart from a double bogey on the 17th, his third over-par hole this week, Scott was as consistent as clockwork in the final round, finishing at -3 (69). His playing partner Drew Nesbitt tried to build on a good start to cause trouble, but he could not keep up with his rival.
"I knew Drew was a great player and would fight all day, so I had to keep the pressure on," said Scott about his opponent who finished second at -21 (267).
"I had a slower start, and he quickly took advantage of it. Then I picked up my pace with four birdies in a row to finish the front nine and, luckily, I was able to keep a good lead to make up for a few mistakes and stay in the lead," continued the new champion with a laugh.
The latter finally put an end to his dream week by making a good par putt on the 18th hole, not missing the opportunity to greet the many spectators gathered around the green to welcome the leading threesome.
"It was really great! It's a special event, it seems like the whole city comes out to participate and cheer us on the course. It's one of my favourite tournaments of the year and I'm very happy to have been able to play some quality golf for the fans in the last few days," concluded the 34-year-old veteran before collecting the coveted trophy and the $25,000 purse awarded to the winner.
Rounding out the top-3 in the rankings was a familiar name to the Centre-du-Québec fans, Eric Banks. He played the best round of the tournament with a -10 (62) to move up nine spots and finish third at -20 (268).
Quebecers Shine at the End of the Tournament
Those present at the Victoriaville club on Sunday witnessed several good performances by the 21 representatives of the province still in the race for the title, starting with Brandon Lacasse, who shot a round of 64 (-8).
The Knowlton golfer moved up 14 spots to finish fourth, just as he did in 2021, but this time at -17 (271). "The goal of this tournament was to just stay calm and let my game speak for itself. I knew the game was good and I didn't want to get out of contention like I did at the Québec Open. This week, I managed my emotions better and it paid off in the end," said the man who is thinking big for the next few months.
"I still have several tournaments coming up, including the Q-School in Europe in early October. This kind of performance really gives me confidence for the future, and I can't wait to get back on the course!"
Lacasse was closely followed by a few of his compatriots on the leaderboard, including Étienne Papineau (Pinegrove) who tied for fifth at -16 (272) with a final round of -8 (64). Iannick Lamarre (Club Laval-sur-le-Lac) moved up to sixth place at -15 (273), one shot behind Max Gilbert (Saint-Georges), who tied for eighth at (275).
Not far behind, Étienne Brault (Pinegrove, -13), Yohann Benson (Le Mirage, -12) and Keven Fortin-Simard (-12) finished in the top-15. Dom Lalonde (-8) also ended his tournament on a high note with a 64 (-8) which moved him up to 25th place (278).
On the amateur side, Brandon Rattray (Saint-Bruno) shot a final round of 71 (-1) to secure his division victory over 2013, 2018, and 2021 champion Francis Rouillier (Victoriaville). The latter completed the event with a cumulative score of +5 (293), seven shots behind the winner at -2 (286).
"Golf is like a marathon and I came here just wanting to play my best golf. I was thinking about the trophy all day and on the 18th my caddy told me to go for it without stress. It's a good feeling to win such a great tournament and I'm proud of myself for this achievement," said Rattray after his day's work.
A total of $125,000 was 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.
The Golf Québec team would like to thank the volunteers, the organization and all those who came to the Club de golf Victoriaville for this ninth edition of the Sani-Marc - Fenergic Canada Cup. Activities will now move on to Knowlton, where the Junior Match Play Championship will be held from Monday to Wednesday.
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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