The Club de Golf Valleyfield crowned its leaders over the past two weekends as the annual championship took place on the fairways of the course in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield.

The new champion of the Club de Golf Valleyfield, Nicolas Lemieux was congratulated by the captain of the Salaberry-de-Valleyfield club, Pierre Rochefort. (Photo library)

This September tradition brought together again dozens of golfers from four categories. In class A, Nicolas Lemieux won the title with rounds of 75, 73 and 77 (225). The new champion completed the tournament with a 5-stroke advantage over Dominick Leduc (73-83-74-230) while Maxime Beaudin handed in cards of 80, 76 and 77 (233) to take 3rd  position.

On the Class B side, Pierre Hébert turned out to be the cream of the crop with a cumulative 239 strokes (85-76-78), which gave him a 3-shot advantage over Mario David (86-78-78-242). Alain Cadieux secured 3rd  place by playing games of 81, 77 and 88 for a total of 246 strokes.

In the senior class, Pierre Plante ended a successful season with rounds of 75 and 77 (152) to take the lead. The former National League hockey player beat Luc Trépanier and Pierre Rochefort, captain of the Club de Golf Valleyfield.

The ladies contested their championship a week later, on September 11th and 12th. At the end of the initial round, Jocelyne Primeau and Annie Debellefeuille were tied with a result of 77 including a first nine of 36. The next day, Jocelyne Primeau scored 78 and a final score of 155 allowed her to deserve the win.

The new champion won by two strokes on the defending champion, Carole Biron (80-77-157), followed by Annie Debellefeuille (77-84-161) and Marie-Josée Lavoie (83-80-163). Saturday, September 18th  is the annual tournament for assistant professional Alexandre Leduc and professional Michel Latulipe will be holding his “Pro Tournament” on Saturday, October 9th  during the Thanksgiving long weekend.

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