Keven Fortin-Simard Wins Quebec Amateur
July 27, 2005
Montreal, Quebec - Sophomore-to-be Keven Fortin-Simard of the men's golf team won the Cynergy/Etto Quebec Amateur Championship this past weekend in his home province of Quebec. Playing on the par 71, 6,720 yard Red Course of the Royal Montreal Golf Club, Fortin-Simard topped the field of 150 golfers from the provinces of Quebec and Eastern Ontario to claim the title of the 87th edition of this prestigious event.
For the tournament, he shot four-under par 209 (68-69-72) to win by four strokes over a pair of golfers that finished tied for second at even par 213. The field was trimmed to 73 for the final round last Saturday. A two-time champion of the Quebec Junior Amateur who also finished second at the Canadian Junior Amateur last year, Fortin-Simard earned a spot on the Willingdon Cup team with his victory. That team will represent the province of Quebec at the National Canadian Amateur Championships August 12-19 at the Bell Bay Golf Club of Baddeck in Nova Scotia.
A third team All-Conference USA honoree and a member of the C-USA All-Freshman team last season for the Tigers, Fortin-Simard finished second on the Tigers in stroke average at 73.8 and was one of just two Memphis golfers that competed in all 10 tournaments. He had one individual medal and also led the team in top 10 finishes with four.
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