Canadians to Decide Tour Berth in Finals


Canadian Tour-LargeIt will be an all-Canadian matchup in Saturdays Canadian Tour divisional final of the Casino de Charlevoix Cup.
Despite only five of the 16 Tour entries being comprised of a pair of Canadians, the 11th-ranked pairing of Darren Griff and Drew Symons will meet No. 4 Davidson Matyczuk and Blair Piercy following semifinal wins Friday.
Symons and Piercy held off (15) John Drewery and Zoltan Veress 2 & 1, finishing their match about an hour and a half before Matyczuk and Piercy eliminated (5) Rich Massey and Duane Bock, also by a 2 & 1 score.
Play was halted twice Friday afternoon at Manoir Richelieu Golf Club when thunderstorms rolled in off the St. Lawrence River, and the semis were completed just as darkness settled in.
A total of 32 two-man teams, sixteen each from the Canadian Tour and QPGA, originally began match play Thursday in the single-elimination tournament. After Saturdays divisional finals, the two winners will cross over and play for the $20,000 top prize Sunday afternoon.
On the QPGA side of the draw, (8) Pete Bousquet and Jean-Louis Lamarre defeated (12) Jean Chatelain and Martin Plante 5 & 4 to set up a QPGA final date with ( 7 ) Marc Girouard and Kevin Senecal, who ousted (11) Louis Bourgeois and Eric Laporte on the first playoff hole.
In quarterfinal action earlier in the day, the top-seeds from both divisions were eliminated when the Canadian Tours number-one ranked Kenneth Staton/Steve Woods duo were knocked off 2 & 1 by Matyczuk and Piercy, while the defending Charlevoix Cup champion team of Carl Desjardins and Serge Thivierge lost 4 & 3 to Bousquet and Lamarre.
Canadian Tour Final
12:20 pm (11) Darren Griff/Drew Symons vs.
(9) Davidson Matyczuk/Blair Piercy
QPGA Final
12:30 pm (8) Pete Bousquet/Jean-Louis Lamarre vs.
(7) Marc Girouard/Kevin Senecal
Canadian Tour champion vs. QPGA champion, Sunday 12:30 pm