Billy Walsh & Dave Levesque Claim 2010 VIA Rail Canada Cup After 20 Holes of Match Play

7/10/2010

Billy Walsh & Dave Levesque Claim 2010 VIA Rail Canada Cup After 20 Holes of Match Play

(Montreal, QC., July 11, 2010) - Quebec natives Dave Levesque (Academy at BraeBen) and Billy Walsh (Beacon Hall) beat Yvan Beauchemin and Jerome Blais on the second extra hole to win the 2010 VIA Rail Canada Cup an event on the Heineken Prestige Series.  Walsh, who was born in Val Dorin, QC, and Levesque who was born in Price, QC, had nine birdies during their match, five of which won them the hole including a birdie by Levesque on the 20th hole.

“I need a moment to let it sink in,” said a very exhausted Walsh following the victory. “To beat the quality of teams that we did is very gratifying,” added Levesque, who claims his fourth Quebec PGA title and first since joining the Ontario Zone in 2007.

Levesque and Walsh matched birdies all day with Beauchemin and Blais in the exciting finale that was witnessed in front of a large gallery at Rosemere Golf Club. In the end the Quebec PGA team ran out of birdies paving the way for Levesque  and Walsh. With this victory Levesque and Walsh add $10,000 each to their bank accounts and an exemption back into the 2011 VIA Rail Canada Cup.

Levesque and Walsh’s day began at 7AM and saw them face Scott Bogle (King Valley) and Colin Murray (Peninsula Lakes). That match ended on the 17th hole 2 & 1 in favour of Levesque and Walsh.

Yvan Beauchemin and Jerome Blais, the favourites heading into the week, beat Graham and Jeff Gunn handily in the morning 4 & 3.  Beauchemin, who won this event last year with Carl Desjardins, was unable to reunite with Desjardins and had to requalify with Blais. His choice of Blais was a smart one based on Blais 2007 match play victory at Rosemere.

The focus for Levesque and Walsh now turns to the Titleist & FootJoy Ontario PGA Championship which begins tomorrow at 7AM. Levesque tees off at 9:20AM while Walsh tees off at 10:50AM.


Final
Dave Levesque / Billy Walsh defeated Yvan Beauchemin / Jerome Blais 20 Holes

Division Final
(4) Levesque / Walsh defeated (7) Bogle / Murray 2 & 1
(2) Yvan Beauchemin / Jerome Blais defeated (8) Graham Gunn / Jeffrey Gunn 4 & 3

Third Round Matches

Ontario PGA

(7) Bogle / Murray defeated (3) Ryall / Zwolak 6 & 4
(4) Levesque / Walsh defeated (8) McCarthy / Resciniti 2 & 1

Quebec PGA
(2) Yvan Beauchemin / Jerome Blais vs. (11) Don Hachey / Stephane Lecuyer
(4) Kevin Senacal / Francis Tanguay vs. (8) Graham Gunn / Jeffrey Gunn

Second Round Matches Recap

Ontario PGA Matches
(3) Ryall / Zwolak defeated Marseilles / McCann 2 & 1
(7) Bogle / Murray defeated (2) Maunder / Millage 4 & 3
(4) Levesque / Walsh defeated (5) Farrugia / McCann 4 & 3
(8) McCarthy / Resciniti defeated (1) Hinds / King 4 & 3

Quebec PGA Matches
(11) Don Hachey / Stephane Lecuyer defeated (3) Pierre Bernatchez / Nicolas Hout 3 & 2
(2) Yvan Beauchemin / Jerome Blais defeated (7) Marc Girouard / Eric Landreville 19 holes
(4) Kevin Senacal / Francis Tanguay defeated (12) Hugo Lauzon / Eric Jinchereau 4 & 3
(8) Graham Gunn / Jeffrey Gunn defeated (16) Mark Cornelissen / Jeff MacDonald 21 holes

First Round Matches Recap

Ontario PGA
(6) Brian McCann / Craig Marseilles defeated (11) Jim Kenesky / Ron Kenesky 4 & 3
(7) Scott Bogle / Colin Murray defeated (10) Greg Gates / Dave Wettlaufer 1 up
(2) Eddie Maunder / Reggie Millage defeated (15) Gareth Raflewski / Brett Walker 3 & 2
(3) Bradlee Ryall / Jim Zwolak defeated (14) Alf Callowhill / Josh Doan 20 Holes
(4) Dave Levesque / Billy Walsh defeated (13) Piero Poletto / David Ninno 4 & 3
(1) Jerry Hinds / Danny King defeated (16) Glenn Garratt / Ryan Lamb 3 & 2
(9) Andrew McCarthy / Michael Resciniti defeated (8) Andy Holborn & John Rushnell 2 & 1

Quebec PGA
(16) Mark Cornelissen / Jeff MacDonald defeated (1) Ben Boudreau / Daniel Santerre 1up
(8) Graham Gunn / Jeff Gunn defeated (9) Vincent Cacchione / Jean Claude Leblanc 1up
(12) Hugo Lauzon / Eric Jinchereau defeated (5) Serge Bernier / Russell Miller 5 & 3
(4) Kevin Senecal / Francis Tanguay defeated (13) Michel Hins / David Simard 4 & 3
(3) Pierre Bernatchez / Nicolas Huot defeated (14) Billy Houle / Vincent Dumouchel 3 & 2
(11) Don Hachey / Stephane L'Eucyer defeated (6) Chris Barber / Greg Cuthill 1up
(7) Marc Girouard / Eric Landreville defeated (10) Marc Andre Roy / Claude Tremblay 2 up
(2) Yvan Beauchemin / Jerome Blais defeated (15) Keven Tremblay / Jean Laforce 2up





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