Match play events can be gruelling affair. They often favour the younger golfer who can endure their way through the many holes of golf it requires to win.
Don’t tell that to Dwight Reinhart though. The Renfrew resident proved Sunday that the veteran golfer is always a threat. He did so by winning the 2016 Golf Quebec Men’s Match Play Championship at Summerlea Golf Club in Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec.
On his march to the title he played some 77 holes in three days…walking every step of the way.
The 46 year-old Eagle Creek Golf Club member captured the historic title by defeating the much younger Pierre-Alexandre Bedard of Cap Rouge. He beat out twenty-two year-old Bedard by a score of 4&3 in the final match over the club’s Cascades course.
“Very excited to win this great event,” Reinhart, the 2015 Ottawa Male Golf of the Year conveyed on Sunday.
“I hit the driver really well,” he pointed out as what we felt was the key to the victorious week. “Only missed maybe 4 fairways and made a few good putts. (I) was under par in all 5 matches,” he told Flagstick.com.
This marks the third provincial title for the former professional. He won his first Golf Quebec Provincial title at the 2012 Quebec Men’s Mid-Amateur. He picked up that title for the second time in 2015.
The 2016 version of that tournament is coming in a few days at Whitlock Golf Club in Hudson (QC), starting June 8th and the new Match Play champion says he has one goal in mind…”Really hoping to repeat at Whitlock…”
It’s safe to say he will definitely be the favourite when play begins Wednesday.