This 17th annual Can-Am Matches between junior golfers representing Ontario and South Carolina are set to take place on March 21/22 at the Wachesaw Plantation Club in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, just south of Myrtle Beach.
On March 3rd the Golf Association of Ontario named the team that will represent the province. The 16 player squad will take on a team of equal size and skill from the Palmetto State.
The entire current Team Ontario squad will be part of the Ontario Can-Am contingent. Their side will be filled out by Trevor Ranton and Grace St-Germain, former Team Ontario players and now part of the Golf Canada National Development Team Program. The final player for the girls from Ontario will be Eunice Hong, the 10th ranked in the Canadian Junior Order of Merit.
– Trevor Ranton, 17, Waterloo and Whistle Bear Golf Club
– Max Sear, 17, Markham and York Downs Golf and Country Club
– Jason Chung, 15, Thornhill and Pheasant Run Golf Club
– Brendan Seys, 16, Port Lambton and Maple City Country Club
– Jackson Bowery, 17, London and Greenhills Golf Club
– Kyle MacDonald, 17, Burlington and Rattlesnake Pointe Golf Club
– Jake Bryson, 15, Dunrobin and Eagle Creek Golf Club
– Kelvin Lim, 13, Thornhill and Station Creek Golf Club
– Grace St- Germain, 16, Orleans and Hylands Golf Club
– Alyssa Getty, 17, Ruthven and Kingsville Golf and Country Club
– Monet Chun, 14, Richmond Hill and The Summit Golf and Country Club
– Madeline Marck-Sherk, 17, Ridgeway and Bridgewater Country Club
– Diana McDonald, 17, Kingston and Loyalist Country Club
– Isabella Portokalis, 13, London and the London Hunt and Country Club
– Chloe Currie, 15, Mississauga and Mississaugua Golf and Country Club
– Eunice Hong, 17, Thornhill and the Ladies’ Golf Club of Toronto
Leading the team will be the strong coaching staff consisting of Reggie Millage, Head Provincial Coach; Andrew Hoermann, Athletic Therapist; Mike Kelly, GAO Director of Sport Development; Mary Ann Hayward, GAO Manager of Sport Performance; Liz Hoffman, GAO Sport Committee Chair; and Judy Goss, Mental Performance Consultant.
Reggie Millage, GAO Head Provincial Coach, is looking forward to the matches, “This event is always a highlight on our schedule. It is traditionally the first competition for our 2014/15 Team Ontario athletes. It is great to be able to compete as a team and to be joined by Trevor, Grace and Eunice.”
In the run up to the matches the Ontario team will train at various courses in the Myrtle Beach area.