QUÉBEC CITY, Dec. 13, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - After a first year of a mutually beneficial partnership, La Capital Insurance and Financial Services announces that it is renewing its sponsorship agreement with golfer Anne-Catherine Tanguay and increasing its financial support.
By striking an alliance with La Capital Insurance and Financial Services at the beginning of the year, the golfer, who is originally from Québec City, was able to finance her first complete season on the LPGA Tour and to focus on her sports performances. Mission accomplished, since her career has taken a new trajectory this year: not only did she retain her LPGA card, but for the first time in her career she succeeded to finish among the top 20 with a 16th place at the Cambia Portland Classic.
"When you spend most of your time abroad, it is very comforting to wear the colours of a Québec-based company that provides its unwavering support and helps you achieve your dreams. For my part, I found this partner in La Capitale, and I am happy that this major company renews its trust in me" said Anne-Catherine.
For La Capitale that has provided support to a professional athlete for the very first time, the experience proved to be quite positive. "After a very successful year, we are pleased to continue our commitment to Anne-Catherine Tanguay. Her talent, her tenacity and the values that inspire her truly correspond to what La Capitale promotes. We are honoured to accompany her as she progresses on the LPGA Tour," said La Capitale Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Jean St Gelais.
A satisfactory first year
Anne-Catherine had a strong second half of the season on the LPGA Tour, which will enable her to play all tournaments in the 2019 season. She has shown great resilience to improve her scoring average by 2.5 strokes from the first to the second half of the season. She finished 118th on the CME ranking of the LPGA. Among the last eight tournaments in which Anne-Catherine participated this season, she succeeded in making the cut on seven occasions. Throughout the season, her game has changed for the better; consequently she reached a scoring average of 70.5 strokes in the second half of the season.
Anne-Catherine's new season will start on February 14 in Adelaide for the ISPS Handa Australian Open. Afterward, the calendar on the North-American continent will start on March 21 in Phoenix, Arizona. She is still aiming to participate in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
About La Capitale
La Capitale Insurance and Financial Services, created in 1940, has a strong presence across Quebec and throughout Canada. With over 2,740 employees and guided by the values of mutualism on which it was founded, La Capitale works with clients to build, protect and value what they feel counts for their financial security. It offers insurance products and financial services to the general public as well as to Quebec public service employees. With assets of $7.1 billion, La Capitale occupies a choice position among leading insurers in Canada
About Anne-Catherine Tanguay
An official member of the LPGA Tour and originally from Québec City, Anne-Catherine took her first steps in golf at age 10. Two years later, she made her debut on the feeder circuit and joined the Fred Colgan Golf Academy. Three-time Quebec amateur golf champion, she hit the top fifty in the world amateur golf ranking in 2014. A winner on the NCAA circuit for the University of Oklahoma Sooners, Anne-Catherine was also part of the Canadian national amateur team in 2011 and 2014. She won a Symetra Tour tournament in Kansas in 2017 and finished 8th on the tour, thus earning her full LPGA status in 2018. After her first complete year on the LPGA Tour, Anne-Catherine finished 118th. Her 8th place in the Q-Series in Pinehurst, last November, will enable her to play a second complete season on the LPGA Tour in 2019. She is training at the Club Laval-sur-le-Lac to compete with the world's top golfers and intends to prove that a Quebecker can rise to the top of the LPGA rankings. Anne-Catherine is a proud ambassador for La Capitale Insurance and Financial Services.
SOURCE La Capitale Insurance and Financial Services
For further information: Information: Jean-Pascal Lavoie, Media Relations Advisor, Public Relations Department, La Capitale Insurance and Financial Services, 418 747-8053; Jean-Hubert Trahan, Tel.: 514-606-2238 - [email protected]