Curry & Bussieres Among Quebec Spring Open Challengers

The 82nd edition of the Golf Quebec Spring Open will take place on Friday, May 27th at the Beaconsfield Golf Club.  The tournament that was founded in 1926 and is now sponsored by the BPG Buying Group brings together both amateurs and professionals in an exciting one day stroke-play format.

Leading the way for the field will be Lee Curry of Kemptville, Ontario who shot 66 last year to finally capture the only major Golf Quebec Championship that had eluded him to that point.  Curry, 2001 Amateur champion of Québec, also won the Alexander of Tunis and Duke of Kent throughout the years.  Curry will head back to play on the Canadian Tour starting next week in Victoria where he will tee it up at the Times Colonist Island Savings Open.

Also contending this year will be Marc-Etienne Bussieres of Gatineau. A former #1 ranked Quebec Amateur player, Bussieres is now a professional and is coming off a top-20 finish at a Hooters Tour event in Kentucky last week.

Last year’s leading amateur at the Spring Open, Charles Côté of Thetford, is back again and he will have to fend off a number of leading amateurs such as former pro Dwight Reinhart of Renfrew, Ontario.  Reinhart will play the Spring Open and then head down the road to Gananoque, Ontario to play in the Flagstick Golf Magazine Amateur Shootout at Smuggler’s Glen on Saturday and Sunday. The last time an amateur golfer actually won the Spring Open was in 2006 when Philippe-André Bannon shot 65, just 2 strokes off the course and tournament records, which were established one year before by Hugo Chamberland-Lauzon, an amateur as well.

The first competitors will tee off at 7:00 a.m. on Friday morning.  A full leaderboard with final scores will be available at the Golf Quebec website via BlueGolf.

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