One of the more aniticipated professional debuts by a National Capital Region golfer is taking place today in Florida.
24 year-old Marc-Etienne Bussieres of Gatineau, Quebec is embarking on his pro career on the NGA Hooters Tour Bridgestone Winter Series which kicks off November 2-4 at the Harmony Golf Preserve near Orlando, Florida.
The top-rated golfer in Quebec throughout the peak of his amateur career, Bussieres is a graduate of the University of South Alabama where he was the Jaguars top player. In 2009 he competed as an amateur at the Canadian Tour’s Montreal Open and had a top ten finish, showing his potential as a pro.
The NGA Hooters Tour Winter Series runs through February and has a 12-event schedule centred around Orlando.
Further north, near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, another regional player is teeing it up on a tour operated by the NGA Hooters Tour. Ryan Kennedy of Kingston, who turned pro in September after a solid collegiate career at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, will play two events on the NGA Hooters Tour Carolina Winter series before the end of the year.
Kennedy is playing today, November 2, through the 4th at the River Hills GC event in Little River, South Caroliona and is scheduled to play the event at Myrtle Beach National Golf Club from November 9-11.
We will be sure to keep you up to date on the progress of these two young men.