Team Ontario Excited for Weekend Can-Am Matches


Team Ontario will shift gears from their two weeks of training camp into competition mode for this upcoming weekend. The team had a great couple of weeks with plenty of practice and team-building while experiencing some of the best courses in Myrtle Beach. Team Ontario would like to thank Barefoot Golf Resort, Aero Club Short Course, The True Blue Golf Club, The Reserve Golf Club and Wachesaw Plantation Club for their generous hospitality and resources this week. 

Our gracious host, the South Carolina Junior Golf Association, welcomes Team Ontario back to Wachesaw Plantation Club for two days of competition this weekend to defend their 2019 title. Following two years of cancelled Can-Am Junior Team Matches, Team Ontario’s Head Coach, Reggie Millage, discussed the exciting opportunities these athletes have to gain from this experience. “The Can-Am Matches are always one of the most anticipated events on the calendar for the athletes, coaches and staff at Golf Ontario,” explained Millage. “The last two years have been very challenging, making this year’s Matches even more special. I believe we are even more grateful and appreciative to have these opportunities.”

The Can-Am Junior Team festivities will tee off today with the Junior Am event, dinner, and opening ceremonies to welcome the athletes to Wachesaw Plantation Club. Juniors will play a round with members and event sponsors in a pro-am style. Following this, March 19th and 20th will see two days of competitive and challenging fun between the two sides in a quest to claim the historic and prestigious title.

Saturday, the Juniors will compete in Four-Ball Match Play with a significant change this year to the format that will make the event even more exciting and unique. The Four-Ball Matches will be mixed partners meaning Girl/Boy from Ontario versus Girl/Boy from South Carolina. Sunday will bring the return of the classic 1v1 matches.

*Team Ontario in Green Bold Below


DAY 1 MATCHES (SATURDAY)

Match 1 – 11:00 a.m. 

O’Connor / Ibit v. Messimer / Faulkner 

Match 2 – 11:10 a.m. 

Li / Ellis v. Paolucci / Walmet 

Match 3 – 11:20 a.m. 

Costabile / Diogenous v. Altman/Harrison 

Match 4 – 11:30 a.m. 

Gallagher / Weber v. Siehl / Price 

Match 5 – 11:40 a.m. 

Kelly / Matthews v. Franks / Lenning 

Match 6 – 11:50 a.m. 

Lafontaine / Pero v. Rawl / Adams 

Match 7 – 12:00 p.m. 

Nagayo / Latter v. Roberts / Gregory 

Match 8 – 12:10 p.m. 

Xu / Somerville v. Anderson / Sullivan 


DAY 2 MATCHES (SUNDAY)

Match 9 – 8:30 a.m. 

Lindsay McGrath v. Paige Paolucci 

Match 10 – 8:38 a.m. 

Emma Hansen v. Abby Franks 

Match 11 – 8:46 a.m. 

Payton Costabile v. Hannah Altman 

Match 12 – 8:54 a.m. 

Sarah Gallagher v. Alexia Siehl 

Match 13 – 9:02 a.m. 

Nyah Kelly v. Isabella Rawl 

Match 14 – 9:10 a.m. 

Alissa Xu v. Madison Messimer 

Match 15 – 9:18 a.m. 

Alessandra Nagayo v. Sydney Roberts 

Match 16 – 9:26 a.m. 

Ashley Lafontaine v. Adrian Anderson 

Match 17 – 9:34 a.m. 

Luke Smith v. Burch Harrison 

Match 18 – 9:42 a.m. 

 Michael Weber v. Hugh Faulkner 

Match 19 – 9:50 a.m. 

Cameron Pero v. Tip Price 

Match 20 – 9:58 a.m. 

Zach Smith v. Luke Walmet 

Match 21 – 10:06 a.m. 

Thomas Latter v. Andrew Gregory 

Match 22 – 10:14 a.m. 

Justin Matthews v. Zach Adams 

Match 23 – 10:22 a.m. 

Andreas Diogenous v. Major Lenning 

Match 24 – 10:30 a.m. 

Ryan Somerville v. Rowan Sullivan 



To follow along with the Team Ontario’s South Carolina experience and the Can-Am Junior Team Matches, check out the Team’s (@TeamGolfOntario) Twitter and Instagram accounts for live updates and coverage. 

About the Can-Am Junior Team Matches (SCJGF)

In the 20 plus years, the Can-Am Junior Team Matches have seen over 125 South Carolina junior golfers who had participated in these matches go on to play competitive golf at the collegiate level. A select few of these youngsters have followed up their Can-Am competitions with NCAA National Championships, a FedEx Cup Title, and President’s Cup Team Member! Read more on their website.

About Team Ontario

The Team Ontario program is a unique opportunity for identified athletes in Ontario. They can expect to receive the very best in coaching services, training/competitive opportunities, and peer support as they continue their journey towards excellence in golf and life. Being selected to be part of the Team O program is a tremendous accomplishment but the hard work and dedication don’t end there. The Team Ontario program places considerable emphasis on developing life long excellence in all facets including time and self-management, strength and conditioning, sports psychology, nutrition, tactical strategies, and technical feedback.

Stay Connected: @TheGolfOntario / @TeamOntarioGolf

For more information, please contact:

Peter MacKellar, Manager, Marketing CommunicationsGolf Ontario
pmackellar@gao.ca

Reggie Millage, Head Coach – Team Ontario
rmillage@gao.ca