SAVE THE DATE!
20th Can-Am Junior Team Matches - March 17th-18th, 2018
This annual event as initiated by the South Carolina Junior Golf Foundation several years ago in conjunction with the Can-Am Days which are celebrated every spring on the Grand Strand. It began as an opportunity to invite our young northern friends to South Carolina for a dose of Southern Hospitality coupled with some quality competition and it has quickly become an event of international importance.
This up-coming spring marked the 20th Annual Can-Am Junior Team Matches. The event is played at Wachesaw Plantation and mainly supported by the Wachesaw Warriors. Wacheasaw has agreed to host these matches through 2023 and, as we hoped, continue to host the top tier boys and girls from Ontario and South Carolina!
In the first 19 years, the Can-Am Junior Team Matches have seen over 100 South Carolina junior golfers who had participated in these matches go on to play competitive golf at the collegiate level. The matches have also witnessed a player make five birdies on the front nine and yet make the turn at two down and even seen seven-hole birdie stretches. 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!
WHO: The top eight junior boys and girls from the Province of Ontario will take on the top eight junior boys and girls from South Carolina.
WHAT: The objective is to establish and maintain an annual junior golf competition between the Province of Ontario and the State of South Carolina in celebration of our great relationship.
WHERE: Wachesaw Plantation Club, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
WHEN: The tournament will take place the third weekend of March which is during the Can-Am Days Celebration (March 16-18, 2018). There will be practice rounds conducted on the Friday prior to the matches, for the juniors to get in a round prior to tournament play.
WHY: The state of South Carolina enjoys a special relationship with Canada, especially the Province of Ontario. Canada is by far one of our largest trading partners. For that reason, many Canadian businesses have relocated to South Carolina to take advantage of the favorable economic climate. Myrtle Beach, in particular, has become a destination for thousands of Canadians during the winter holiday break in March and many believe Myrtle Beach to be the “Golf Capital of the World.”
Follow the action from the event on the Can-Am Junior Team Matches Facebook page and also the Twitter Page (@SCJGF).
Meet the 2018 Team South Carolina/USA
- Trent Phillips
- Jacob Bridgeman
- Zack Gordon
- Levi Moody
- Brady Hinkle
- Walker Jones
- Seth Taylor
- Holden Grigg
- Gracyn Burgess
- Katie Whitfield
- Ann Grace Brock
- Emily Dunlap
- Baylee Evans
- Elle Johnson
- Jensen Castle
- Anna Morgan