Papineau makes his debut on the Amateur Squad after being a member of the Team Canada Junior Boy's Squad in 2014 and 2015. The St-Jean-sur-Richelieu native had a notable summer with a win at the Quebec Match Play Championship and a T10 finish at the Canadian Men's Amateur Championship. The senior at West Virginia University has notched two NCAA top-10 finishes during the collegiate fall season at the Old Town Club Collegiate (6th) and the Health Plan Mountaineer Invitational (7th).
Q: What are some of your nicknames?
Pap or Papi
Q: Who or what got you into golf? Explain.
My dad is a golfer, so that is pretty much how I got introduced to golf. I was just “caddying” for him over the weekends when I was like 6-7 years old, and then I started to play.
Q: How do you mark your golf ball?
I put two dots on my ball with a line, and sometimes my initial.
Q: Do you have any siblings? If so, how old?
I have two sisters and one brother. My sisters are 25 and 34 and my brother is 37.
Q: What was the last book you read?
It was a book I had to read for one of my classes. I can’t even recall the title of the book.
Q: Who would play you in a movie about your life?
My favorite actor is Will Ferrell so I would ask him to play me.
Q: What is something most people don’t know about you? Any hidden talents?
I like to sing a lot even if my voice is not good at all haha.
Q: What exercise do you dread the most?
Q: What was the last picture that you took on your phone?
It was actually a screenshot of my weekly steps that I had to send to my teacher for one of my classes.
Q: What is the best thing about your hometown?
There are a lot of great things about my hometown, but the best one is that they have poutine, which they don’t have here in college.
Q: Do you have any superstitions?
Before each round of golf, I grab my necklace and I talk to my grandparents.
Q: What is the most surprising thing in your golf bag?
To be honest, I really don’t know. I don’t have anything special haha.
Q: If you could have a walk-up song on the first tee box, what would it be?
Put On from Young Jeezy