Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada Names Aruba Cup Squad

Dan McCarthy will lead the 10-man Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada team at the 2016 Aruba Cup (Photo: Mackenzie Tour, Twitter)

The ten players that will represent the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada at the inaugural Aruba Cup team competition against the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica have been named.

To no surprise the squad will be led by Player of the Year Dan McCarthy who dominated the Canadian circuit in 2016 with four wins.

He will be joined by nine other players in the Presidents Cup-style matches  at Tierra del Sol Resort and Golf in Aruba, December 12-18, 2016, including five Canadians.

“I’ve been looking forward to this event ever since it was announced in September, and from talking to the other guys on the team, I know they are too,” said McCarthy, who won four times in 2016 on the way to setting the all-time Mackenzie Tour earnings record with $157,843. “We’ve got a really solid team of great players and better guys, and it will be a thrill to play against the guys from PGA TOUR Latinoamérica.”

Joining McCarthy (Syracuse, N.Y.) on the team are Brock Mackenzie (Yakima, Wash.), Taylor Moore (Edmond, Okla.), Adam Cornelson (Langley, B.C.), Paul Barjon (Noumea Cedex, New Caledonia), Austin Connelly (Church Point, N.S.), Max Rottluff (Dusseldorf, Germany), Michael Gligic (Burlington, Ont.), Ryan Williams (Vancouver, B.C.) and Corey Conners (Listowel, Ont.).

“We’ve got a tremendous team of guys who have proven themselves to be among the best up-and-coming players in the world, and I expect them to play some great golf in Aruba,” said Team Captain Stephen Ames. “We know the team from PGA TOUR Latinoamérica will be very competitive as well, and I’m looking forward to some great matches in December.”

The 10-man roster for the Mackenzie Tour team

Name/Hometown                           

Dan McCarthy, Syracuse, N.Y.

Brock Mackenzie, Yakima, Wash.

Taylor Moore, Edmond, Okla.

Adam Cornelson, Langley, B.C.

Paul Barjon, Noumea Cedex, New Caledonia

Austin Connelly, Church Point, N.S.

Max Rottluff, Dusseldorf, Germany

Michael Gligic, Burlington, Ont.

Ryan Williams, Vancouver, B.C.

Corey Conners, Listowel, Ont.