Drummondville residents make an impression at Monty Open disc golf

GOLF DISC. 94 disc golfers from across Quebec, Ontario and even Vermont gathered at Monty Golf Club for the first tournament of the season on Drummondville soil.

Nine Drummondvillois participated in this second event of the DisQuébec circuit. Among them, Charles Blanchette finished both rounds of the competition in second place in the Men’s Open category, the highest level of competition in the tournament. He accumulated a score of -15; the leader, Julien Quenneville from Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu won with a score of -18. In the same category, Tyler Fortier finished the tournament with a score of -9, good for eighth place. However, he finished the first round tied for the highest with Blanchette and Quenneville with a score of -9.

Tyler Fortier. (Photo: Louis-Philippe Samson)

In the women’s intermediate category, Drummondvilloise Stéphanie Boulianne took the honors with her score of +20, or 14 strokes ahead of her closest rival. In the category of 40 and over, Marc-André Fortin took second place. in the intermediate category, Clément Gore also took second place. Finally, Antoine Crête won second place among the juniors.

The Monty Open was sanctioned by the Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) of Canada. This discipline has seen tremendous growth in recent years in the Drummondville region. For the organizers, Jessyca Desrosiers and Jovin Daigneault, it is clear that one of the goals is to make Drummondville an essential place for the sport.

“Last year we presented a season finale in Drummondville. We have another tournament in September at the new Parc des Voltigeurs course. With these renovations, we are very hopeful that it can become a major venue where we can take events to another level,” said Ms. Desrosiers.

Stephanie Boulianne. (Photo: Louis-Philippe Samson)

The organizers had to deal with rain during the day. They were able to play luck while the rains fell at the beginning and end of the day.

“We are very satisfied with how the tournament went despite the rain. The field was almost complete. The players were also very happy with the day we were able to offer them”, declared Jessyca Desrosiers and Jovin Daigneault.

A women’s disc golf discovery event will be held at the Parc des Voltigeurs on August 6 and 7. The organizer, Jessyca Desrosiers, wants to promote sports inclusion and hopes to find around 75 players there.

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