Three Canadians Tee It Up On eGolf Tour

Matt McQuillan of Kingston, Ontario
Matt McQuillan of Kingston, Ontario
Matt McQuillan of Kingston, Ontario

There are plenty of Canadians teeing up on professional tours of late and three will be getting a start in South Carolina this week.

The 2015 eGolf Gateway Tour gets their 2015 schedule underway Wednesday at the Palmetto Hall Plantation at Hilton Head Island.

The $200,000 Palmetto Hall Championship will be played over the Robert Cupp course.

Among the field will be Matt McQuillan of Kingston, Ontario.  The former member of the PGA Tour is back to competitive golf after failing to advance to the final round of Web.com Qualifying in the Fall.

MacKenzie Hughes, the 2013 PGA TOUR Canada Money List winner is also at Hilton Head. The Dundas, Ontario native spent the 2014 season on the Web.com Tour but made just 7 cuts in 20 starts and failed to maintain his status.

The third Canadian in the mix is Greg Doherty of Toronto. Doherty has status on the 2015 LatinoAmerica Tour and uses nearby Bluffton, SC as his home base.

One odd note for this tournament, ex-NFL player Sterling Sharpe is playing.  An amateur, Sharpe is an avid player who has appeared for Nike Golf at severals PGA Merchandise Shows sharing his affinity for the game.

The tournament gets underway on Wednesday, February 25th and is scheduled for 72 holes, ending Saturday, February 28th.

Details and a leaderboard can be found at the tour’s website at this link.