They are both just getting their professional careers underway but a couple Eastern Ontario/Outaouais golf pros probably never expected to be playing against an LPGA Tour Major Championship winner in an official round.
Marc-Etienne Bussieres of Gatineau, Quebec and Brad Revell of Kingston, Ontaro are both teeing off in the Hooters Tour Bridgstone Winter Series event at Deer Island Golf Club in Tavares, Florida today and they have some unusual competition in the 54-hole event. Among the field this week is LPGA Tour pro Brittany Lincicombe.
Lincicombe, the 2009 Kraft Nabisco Champion, has told various outlets that she is simply trying to keep her game in competitive shape with a huge break between LPGA Tour events and does not look at the situation as a men vs. women proposition. One of the longest hitters on the LPGA Tour, (which is hiow she earned the nickname “bam-bam”) she got her tournament underway at 8:06 A.M. on Monday. Just last week she also played in a smaller male mini-tour event near Orlando.
Bussieres is off the tee at 12:27 P.M. on day one while Revell gets his round started at 11:51 P.M. Revell is playing is Robert Rohanna, the player who looked to be the winner at the last Hooters Tour event but realized after play had competed that he had played the wrong ball on a hole where he hit a provisional. He was disqualified and lost out on the $10,000 first place check as a result.
The 54-hole event will conclude on Thursday. See here for scoring updates.