(Granby) Jean-Philip Cornellier has delivered his best performance of the season in the Quebec Open Promutuel Insurance by winning 3rd place Sunday with a cumulative score of 276 (minus-12).
Derek Gillespie, who won top honors, and Stephane Dubois were the only ones doing better than Cornellier the fairways of Wildlife Course which hosted the tournament. Both Ontarians respectively ahead Granbyen golfer by eight and four hits.
“I am very satisfied. Overall, it was a great tournament for me this week. I played very good golf by playing four rounds under par, “said Cornellier who finished with two shots unless the winner of last year Dave Levesque.
Granbyen has been the best Québécois tournament. “After 12 holes, I found myself at 15 under par. I knew at that time that it would take me at least four birdies in the last six holes to win. ”
“Unfortunately, I made two bad impulses – a 13th and a 15th hole – which took away any chance of victory. Nevertheless, I continued to do well and I played smartly towards the end to make sure I finished in 3rd place, “recounted Cornellier who got his hands on a stock exchange $ 7,300.
Another golfer in the region, Raoul Ménard, also illustrated by finishing 4th in a three-way tie with Dave Lévesque and Richard Jung. Accusing two shots behind the leader before the final round, the golfer native of Ange-Gardien, however, carded a 75 (+3) Sunday.
“I had a bad round on the greens, because four times, I needed three putts. I missed great opportunities with rolled ten feet or less. On the green, it was night and day compared to yesterday (Saturday). I was hitting the ball well, but I often had my doubts. ”
“My pace was not as good as yesterday. Derek (Gillespie) I know him very well and I knew what he could do. As for Stephane (Dubois), he went hard and from my side, I wanted to be too aggressive on the greens, with the result that it cost me dear, “noted Raoul Ménard who still pocketed $ 4,100.
Coming qualification for Canadian Open
Very proud of his performance, Cornellier admitted that his 3rd place was encouraging for the rest of the season. “It shows a nice progression in my game. The key for me this week, it was sure to keep the ball in play on the tee shots (…) In general, I also putted well during the four rounds. It gives me confidence for the rest of things. ”
The latter will take part in the Masters Desjardins Securities as of Wednesday on the aisles of the Bic Golf Club in Rimouski. This is the second provincial tournament of the year the circuit Canada Pro Tour.
But Cornellier was especially looking towards the final qualification for the RBC Canadian Open which will participate next Monday in Toronto.
“Having lived the experience last year on the PGA Tour, I look forward to returning as soon as possible. I really hope to play one of my best rounds of the year and qualify for the biggest tournament in Canada, “said Cornellier.