Max Gilbert qualifies for the Mackenzie Investments Open
Montréal, Québec – The last qualifier of the Mackenzie Investments Open was held today, Tuesday, on the South course of the Elm Ridge Country Club. A total of 53 players were attempting to earn one of the eight (8) places still available for the main event.
Max Gilbert of St-Georges registered a scorecard of 69 to tie for 6th with three other players. As a result, a sudden-death playoff was required to identify who would get the three last spots in the Open and who would have to leave Île Bizard and go back home, disappointed.
On the first additional hole, the Beauce native, Patrick Moriarty of Rockville, MD, and Derek Gillespie of Oshawa, ON, made a birdie while Ryan McCormick of Middletown, NJ, recorded the par.
With this performance, Max Gilbert becomes the 14th Québec player to earn his place in the Mackenzie Investments Open to be held from September 5 to 8, 2019.
Other Québec players are:
- Marc-Étienne Bussières (Golf Québec)
- Billy Houle
- Daniel Santerre
- Iannick Lamarre
- Marc Hurtubise
- Dave Lévesque
- Hugo Bernard
- Keven Fortin-Simard
- Vincent Blanchette
- Raoul Ménard
- Étienne Brault
- Yohann Benson
- Joey Savoie (Golf Canada)
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