Francis Berthiaume Wins Duke Of Kent

Francis Berthiaume wins the Duke of Kent plaid jacket for 2016 (Photo: Golf Quebec)
Francis Berthiaume wins the Duke of Kent plaid jacket for 2016 (Photo: Golf Quebec)
Francis Berthiaume wins the Duke of Kent plaid jacket for 2016 (Photo: Golf Quebec)

Francis Berthiaume of Laval-sur-le-Lac was the eventual winner at the 82nd playing of the Duke of Kent, but it was not an easy path to the title.

Played annually at the Club de golf Royal Québec, the second leg of the Golf Quebec Men’s Triple Crown always attracts a strong field form Quebec and Eastern Ontario. This year was no different.

After round one on Friday Berthiaume shared the lead with Kurtis Campbell of Whitlock, both recording scores of 69, but the big fireworks would take play in the final round on July 9th.

In heavy pursuit of Berthiaume was the 2016 Quebec Men’s Match Play Champion, Dwight Reinhart of the Eagle Creek Golf Club. The veteran player and former professional posted a tournament best score of 66 (-6) on day two. It included five birdies on his final nine. It put him at 137 (-7) for the event.

With Reinhart on his heels Berthiaume stepped up his play, recording four birdies on his final nine holes, enough to capture the trophy by a single stroke, at 136 (-8).

Pierre-Alexandre Bédard of Cap-Rouge came in third with 139 (-5).

Leaderboard

Pos Player Today Thru Total R1 R2 Total Points Bourse/Purse
1 Francis Berthiaume  Laval-sur-le-Lac Club -5 F -8 69 67 136 4,000
2 Dwight Reinhart  Eagle Creek GC -6 F -7 71 66 137 3,800
3 Pierre-Alexandre Bédard  Cap-Rouge -4 F -5 71 68 139 3,600
T4 Danny Turbide  Royal Quebec GC -3 F -4 71 69 140 3,480
T4 Hugo Bernard  Laval-sur-le-Lac Club -2 F -4 70 70 140 3,480
6 Kurtis Campbell  Whitlock G&CC +1 F -2 69 73 142 3,240
7 Joey Savoie  Pinegrove -3 F -1 74 69 143 3,160
T8 Vincent Blanchette  Pinegrove -4 F E 76 68 144 3,080
T8 Chris Henri  Summerlea G&CC -1 F E 73 71 144 3,080
T8 Christophe Sylvain  Lorette +2 F E 70 74 144 3,080
T11 Rémi Poulin  Beauceville -3 F +1 76 69 145 2,840
T11 Max Rochette  Camelot G & CC E F +1 73 72 145 2,840
T11 Brandon Lacasse  Kanawaki +1 F +1 72 73 145 2,840
T14 Stephen Layne  St. Raphael GC E F +2 74 72 146 2,600
T14 Sébastien Levasseur  Godefroy E F +2 74 72 146 2,600
T14 Vincent Mucci  Rosemère +1 F +2 73 73 146 2,600
T17 Philippe Auger-Giroux  Public Golfer-Golf Québec -2 F +3 77 70 147 2,360
T17 Félix Normand  Beloeil E F +3 75 72 147 2,360
T17 Normand Martel  Chambly +1 F +3 74 73 147 2,360
T17 Sébastien Lefebvre  Napierville +3 F +3 72 75 147 2,360
T21 Jean-Guy Garnier  Lévis -1 F +4 77 71 148 2,040
T21 Étienne Papineau  Pinegrove E F +4 76 72 148 2,040
T21 Jacob Peterson  Kanawaki +1 F +4 75 73 148 2,040
T21 Ryan Sevigny  Public Golfer-Golf Québec +1 F +4 75 73 148 2,040
T21 Jacques Lavoie  Royal Quebec GC +1 F +4 75 73 148 2,040
T21 Adélard Collin  Royal Quebec GC +2 F +4 74 74 148 2,040
T21 Dany Munger  Gatineau GC +2 F +4 74 74 148 2,040
T21 Jean Bilodeau  Boucherville +3 F +4 73 75 148 2,040
T29 Maxime Marengère  Rivermead GC +1 F +5 76 73 149 1,720
T29 Serge Bastien  Bic +1 F +5 76 73 149 1,720
T29 Anthony Richard  Royal Quebec GC +2 F +5 75 74 149 1,720
T29 Marc-Olivier Plasse  Kanawaki +3 F +5 74 75 149 1,720
T29 Frédéric Matthey  Beauce +5 F +5 72 77 149 1,720
T34 Ian Moffatt St-Onge  Milby +2 F +6 76 74 150 1,520
T34 Serge Amyot  Hemmingford S&CC +2 F +6 76 74 150 1,520
T34 Michel Roy  Royal Quebec GC +3 F +6 75 75 150 1,520
T34 Jacques Jr. Paiement  Cap-Rouge +4 F +6 74 76 150 1,520
T34 Cullen Chung  Royal Montreal GC +4 F +6 74 76 150 1,520
T39 David Huxham  Beaconsfield +3 F +7 76 75 151 1,320
T39 Pierre-Étienne Langevin  Public Golfer-Golf Québec +2 F +7 77 74 151 1,320
T39 Mark Coldham  Ottawa Hunt & GC +3 F +7 76 75 151 1,320
T39 Guillaume Taché  Royal Quebec GC +5 F +7 74 77 151 1,320
T39 Peter Malo  Royal Montreal GC +6 F +7 73 78 151 1,320
T39 Félix-Antoine Froment  Lévis +5 F +7 74 77 151 1,320
T39 Mathieu Bélanger  Hériot +7 F +7 72 79 151 1,320
T46 Emile Ménard  Pinegrove +3 F +8 77 75 152 1,040
T46 Sebastien Deguire  Ottawa Hunt & GC +3 F +8 77 75 152 1,040
T46 Serge Bergeron  Royal Quebec GC +4 F +8 76 76 152 1,040
T46 James Davis  Whitlock G&CC +5 F +8 75 77 152 1,040
T46 Michel Gariépy  Boisés de Joly Club +5 F +8 75 77 152 1,040
T46 Mikaël Langlois  Atlantide GC +6 F +8 74 78 152 1,040
T46 Massimo Roch  Laval-sur-le-Lac Club +6 F +8 74 78 152 1,040
T46 Christian Lizotte  Rivière-du-Loup +6 F +8 74 78 152 1,040
T54 Jérôme Gaudreault  Lorette +4 F +9 77 76 153 720
T54 Guillaume Bélanger  Tempête +4 F +9 77 76 153 720
T54 Benoit Robert  St-Hyacinthe +5 F +9 76 77 153 720
T54 Cédric Laverdure  Laval-sur-le-Lac Club +5 F +9 76 77 153 720
T54 François Bissonnette  BlainvillierGC +6 F +9 75 78 153 720
T59 Michel Daneau  Continental GC +6 F +10 76 78 154 520
T59 Marcel Dolbec  Boisés de Joly Club +7 F +10 75 79 154 520
T59 Thomas Frenette  Malartic Golf Club +8 F +10 74 80 154 520
T62 Étienne Brault  Laval-sur-le-Lac Club +6 F +11 77 78 155 400
T62 Jean-Simon Ross  Royal Quebec GC +6 F +11 77 78 155 400
T64 Christian Cook  Lévis +7 F +12 77 79 156 320
T64 Adam Poulin  St-Georges GC +7 F +12 77 79 156 320
T64 Étienne Gaudreau  Royal Quebec GC +7 F +12 77 79 156 320
T64 Simon Desjardins  The Royal Ottawa GC +10 F +12 74 82 156 320
T64 Emile Provost  BlainvillierGC +10 F +12 74 82 156 320
69 Shawn Langlois  Royal Estrie GC +9 F +13 76 81 157 120
T70 Jean-Philippe Gagnon  Lac St-Jean +9 F +14 77 81 158 80
T70 Sylvain Harvey  Alpin +10 F +14 76 82 158 80