Vandette Doubles Up – Adds Quebec Amateur Title To Junior Championship

Christopher Vandette (Photo: Joe McLean)

Fifteen year-old Christopher Vandette has pulled off the improbable. Just a week after winning the Quebec Junior Boys Golf Championship, the Summerlea Golf Club member has added the Quebec Men’s Amateur Championship to his resume.

The teen was the steadiest of the players in the final group today. Starting out at minus 7 for the tournament, Chris bogied twice and birdied twice to end his final round at even par and the tournament at minus 7 making him the youngest winner at age 15 in the 100 year history of the Quebec Amateur Championship.

He took the lead for good when Marc-Olivier Plasse, the tournament leader entering the final round at minus 10, bogied the 4thand 5th holes and then posted a triple bogie after a few errant shots on the 7th hole.

Marc-Olivier finished the tournament alone in 2nd place after his minus 5 finish. He also played well in the Duke of Kent with his tie for 2nd and at the Tunis he finished alone in 2nd place.

Vandette finished the week at -7 (73-68-68-72), the lowest score of the five players who managed to finish under par for the historic championship.

“I feel great. It definitely wasn’t easy out there. Marc-O made it a bit closer towards the end,” Vandette  shared after the win.

The champion, who turns 16 in two weeks, was elated to capture two very big titles in back-to-back weeks. “It’s pretty cool. I didn’t put too much pressure on myself this week. It just happened and I’m happy with the result. I was just having fun and looking forward to the final round.”

The Outremont Trophy is the latest title earned in 2017 by Vandette, in a year that can be described as a “season for the ages”. On top of the Junior Provincial and Men’s Amateur victories, he has also won the CJGA Quebec Open, the Future Links Ontario Championship, and the Optimist Classic Assante.

Equally pleased with Christopher’s performance was his father, Jim Vandette, the Head Professional at Summerlea Golf & Country Club who was at Eagle Creek to witness his son’s latest triumph.

“I’m really proud. It was unexpected I guess. I wasn’t too sure after the Quebec Junior last week and doing well there. It’s been a really good summer so far and winning the Provincial Junior and then the Amateur is pretty special. One of our girls at Summerlea, Celeste Dao,  also won the Provincial Junior Girls and the Women’s Amateur.”

When asked where Christopher’s talent came from, his proud father responded – “I gave him the opportunity, but he’s strong-minded like his mom.”

Rivermead Golf Club’s Julien Sale, also playing the final group started off well when he birdied the 1st and 3rd holes to get to minus 8 but a bogie on the 4th hole brought him back to minus 7 where he stayed until the 10th hole. A wayward approach shot into the brambles resulted in a double bogie and then bogies on the 11th and 17th holes resulted in his minus 3 finish and a tie for third place overall.

Congratulations to all of the amateur players who put on a great display of golf in the Golf Quebec Amateur and also to ClubLink’s Eagle Creek Golf Club and its’ members for giving up their manicured course for four days.

*** With files from Joe McLean

Full Leaderboard

Pos Player Today Thru Total R1 R2 R3 R4 Total Points
1 Christopher Vandette  Summerlea G&CC E F -7 73 68 68 72 281 5,000
2 Marc-Olivier Plasse  Kanawaki +5 F -5 71 68 67 77 283 4,800
T3 Étienne Brault  Pinegrove -3 F -3 72 74 70 69 285 4,650
T3 Julien Sale  Rivermead GC +3 F -3 74 70 66 75 285 4,650
5 William Duquette  Laval-sur-le-Lac Club E F -1 76 65 74 72 287 4,300
6 Patrick Goodhue  Eagle Creek GC +1 F E 70 75 70 73 288 4,200
7 Cédric Laverdure  Laval-sur-le-Lac Club -6 F +1 72 75 76 66 289 4,100
T8 Charles-David Trepanier  Lorette +1 F +2 75 71 71 73 290 4,000
T8 Étienne Papineau  Pinegrove +2 F +2 76 72 68 74 290 4,000
T10 Brendan Smith  Dufferin Heights -8 F +3 76 75 76 64 291 3,750
T10 Cullen Chung  Royal Montreal GC -1 F +3 77 69 74 71 291 3,750
12 Sébastien Levasseur  Godefroy -2 F +4 74 74 74 70 292 3,500
T13 Louis-Francois Charpentier  Knowlton E F +5 77 72 72 72 293 3,400
T13 Hugues Legault  Summerlea G&CC +1 F +5 75 76 69 73 293 3,400
T13 Simon Desjardins  The Royal Ottawa GC +5 F +5 77 72 67 77 293 3,400
T16 William Comeau  Summerlea G&CC -1 F +6 79 71 73 71 294 3,000
T16 Benjamin Perron  St-Georges GC +3 F +6 75 68 76 75 294 3,000
T16 Philip Morgan  Beaconsfield +3 F +6 73 75 71 75 294 3,000
T16 Charles-Éric Belanger  Royal Quebec GC +3 F +6 76 72 71 75 294 3,000
T20 Philip Isabelle  Vallée du Richelieu E F +7 71 74 78 72 295 2,600
T20 Dwight Reinhart  Eagle Creek GC E F +7 74 68 81 72 295 2,600
T20 Stephen Layne  St. Raphael GC E F +7 77 72 74 72 295 2,600
T20 Olivier Ménard  Whitlock G&CC +2 F +7 74 71 76 74 295 2,600
T20 Jake Bryson  Eagle Creek GC +8 F +7 77 68 70 80 295 2,600
T25 Nicholas Workun  Camelot G & CC E F +8 72 76 76 72 296 2,250
T25 Félix Normand  Beloeil +1 F +8 70 75 78 73 296 2,250
T25 Mark Coldham  Ottawa Hunt & GC +2 F +8 78 72 72 74 296 2,250
T28 Jérôme Gaudreault  Lorette -2 F +9 77 73 77 70 297 2,100
T28 Danny Turbide  Royal Quebec GC +1 F +9 77 73 74 73 297 2,100
T28 Laurent Desmarchais  Vallée du Richelieu +6 F +9 73 72 74 78 297 2,100
T31 Ryan Sevigny  Eagle Creek GC -3 F +10 79 75 75 69 298 1,950
T31 James Parsons  Public Golfer-Golf Québec E F +10 79 73 74 72 298 1,950
T31 Ryan Mitchell  Royal Montreal GC +2 F +10 74 72 78 74 298 1,950
T31 Loick Laramée  Lévis +1 F +10 76 73 76 73 298 1,950
T35 Jeffrey Lebeau  Milby E F +11 78 72 77 72 299 1,750
T35 Warren Sellors  Windmill Heights +3 F +11 75 75 74 75 299 1,750
T37 Brandon White  Camelot G & CC +1 F +12 71 78 78 73 300 1,650
T37 Nolan Windsor  The Royal Ottawa GC +2 F +12 81 72 73 74 300 1,650
39 Jeremy Proteau  Hawkesbury Golf & Curling +1 F +13 83 73 72 73 301 1,550
40 Zachary Wylie  Kanata G&CC +1 F +14 77 75 77 73 302 1,500
T41 Max Dragon  The Royal Ottawa GC E F +15 78 75 78 72 303 1,400
T41 Anthony Brodeur  Balmoral +5 F +15 73 75 78 77 303 1,400
T43 Emile Provost  BlainvillierGC +1 F +16 81 72 78 73 304 1,200
T43 Raphael Lapierre-Messier  Pinegrove +7 F +16 79 69 77 79 304 1,200
T45 Dany Munger  Tecumseh +4 F +17 77 77 75 76 305 1,100
T45 Allen McGee  Stittsville Golf Course +5 F +17 77 70 81 77 305 1,100
T45 Olivier Arsenault  Val des Lacs GC +7 F +17 75 76 75 79 305 1,100
T45 Antoine Beaupre-Vachon  Laval-sur-le-Lac Club +11 F +17 72 71 79 83 305 1,100
T49 Maxime Marengère  Rivermead GC E F +18 74 76 84 72 306 1,030
T49 Chris Henri  Royal Montreal GC +4 F +18 78 77 75 76 306 1,030
T49 Jean-Francois Guillot  Kingsway Park +4 F +18 76 71 83 76 306 1,030
52 Gabriel Massé-Barbeau  Continental GC +7 F +19 74 78 76 79 307 1,015
T53 Frédéric Rousseau  Vallée du Richelieu +2 F +20 81 75 78 74 308 1,010
T53 Quinn Arial  Camelot G & CC +5 F +20 75 75 81 77 308 1,010
T53 Olivier Daneau  Continental GC +8 F +20 73 75 80 80 308 1,010
T56 Angie Ethier  Boucherville +3 F +21 78 77 79 75 309 950
T56 Jared Coyle  Carleton Golf & Yacht +6 F +21 73 74 84 78 309 950
T56 Michel Daneau  Continental GC +4 F +21 77 79 77 76 309 950
T59 Adam Poulin  St-Georges GC +5 F +22 79 75 79 77 310 800
T59 Nicholas Brisebois  Eagle Creek GC +7 F +22 75 74 82 79 310 800
61 Massimo Roch  Laval-sur-le-Lac Club +5 F +23 82 73 79 77 311 725
T62 Alexis Chabot  Pinegrove +5 F +24 78 74 83 77 312 700
T62 Anthony Lemoine-Hoefsmit  Rivermead GC +7 F +24 78 74 81 79 312 700
T62 Kurtis Barkley  Cedar Glen GC +10 F +24 81 72 77 82 312 700
65 Ghyslain Allard  Drummond St-Majorique +8 F +29 78 78 81 80 317 625
66 Mathieu Bellemare  Lorette +8 F +32 77 79 84 80 320 600
67 Ryan Galbraith  Elm Ridge CC +17 F +34 77 77 79 89 322 580
68 Shawn Oliver  The Royal Ottawa GC +22 F +42 79 73 84 94 330 565