Quebec Golfers Lead Club Pro Championship

One of three scheduled rounds is in the books at the Titleist & FootJoy Club Professional Championship of Canada and it is two PGA of Canada members from Quebec who lead the way.

Vincent Cacchione and Marc Hurtubise set the pace with opening scores of 5 under par, 67, on Monday at the PGA Golf Club’s Ryder Course.  Playing conditions were perfect in Prot St. Lucie, Florida with warm temperatures and perfect greens.

Cacchione, 27, plays out of Whitlock Golf Country Club in Hudson while Hurtubise represent the Chambly Golf Club.  The firty-year old recently played at the Champions Tour Q-School where he did not advance to the finals.

“I really didn’t make any mistakes today,” Cacchione admitted after his first round. “It was what you could call an old-fashioned round with good putting and good ball striking.”

“Of the 15 greens I hit today I was only outside of 20-feet twice,” Hurtubise said. “But I honestly thought the scores would have been a little lower today-like a 65 or 66 would have been leading at the end of play,” he says, adding, “then again, it’s just the first day too and you don’t want to make the mistake of shooting yourself out of the tournament.”

2011 PGA Club Professional Championship of Canada winner Roger Beale of Royal Westmoreland (formerly of The Marshes in Ottawa) , Edmonton Petroleum Golf & Country Club’s Keith Whitecotton and Adam Chamberlain of Gowan Brae Golf Club are tied for third, two shots back at three-under.

Two-time PGA Club Professional Championship of Canada winner Danny King (The Performance Academy at Magna), Jeff Wiggins (Mountain View Golf Club), Marc Foucault (Club de Golf Kingsway Parc), Rob Anderson (Kelowna Golf & Country Club) round out the top-10 at two-under.

Foucault is the leading contender from the PGA of Ottawa Zone.

Currently, 72 players are six-over or better with the cut of the top-70 (and ties) coming after Tuesday second round.

In the Inter-Zone portion of the championship, Team Ontario leads the way at 4-under par, one shot better than Team Quebec and two shots better than Team Alberta.

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