Golf Ontario announces 2019 Team Ontario

UXBRIDGE —Golf Ontario is proud to announce the latest highly skilled members of  Team Ontario which will contain eight returnees alongside six new faces. The 2019 team will be represented with an even split of seven boys and seven girls.

Returning to the team in 2019 are: Markham’s Hailey McLaughlin (IG Ontario Juvenile (U17) Champion), Mississauga’s Robbie Latter, Aurora’s Vanessa Chychrun, Markham’s Victoria Zheng, Caledon’s Raesa Sheikh, Tilbury’s Hailey Katona, and from Waterloo, Dylan Henderson and Bennett Ruby.

New faces to this year’s team on the boys’ side are Mississauga’s Thomas Latter (brother of Robbie), Newmarket’s Jeffrey Fang, Mississauga’s Peter Blazevic and North York’s Gerry Mei. As for the girls, new to the squad are North York’s Ashley Chow and Oakville’s Alexis McMurray.

Reggie Millage, entering his sixth season as Head Provincial Coach, leads the coaching staff. Strength and Conditioning Coach Nick Martichenko, and Mental Skills Coach Charles Fitzsimmons will join him once again this year.

The team will continue to train throughout the winter at Peak Performance Golf in Vaughan. They will also have a series of winter camps, December in Florida, California in February and Myrtle Beach in March.

“Golf Ontario is very impressed with the depth of talent on this year’s team, it really speaks to the work and support of players and coaches at the club and development centre level” said Mallory Dayman, Golf Ontario Manager of Sport. “I am really excited about the opportunities built out for the team over the winter to help get them prepared for a great summer of competition and hopefully some fantastic results” added Dayman.

2019 Team Ontario

Name Hometown Coach Club Age (2018)
Alexis McMurray Oakville Carrie Vaughan Glen Abbey GC 15
Ashley Chow North York Gary Gilchrist / Matt Fields The Lake Joseph Club 16
Bennett Ruby Waterloo Dave Smallwood Westmount G&CC 17
Dylan Henderson Waterloo Dave Smallwood Whistle Bear GC 17
Gerry Mei North York Dong Hee Lee Station Creek GC 16
Hailey Katona Tilbury Tilbury Golf Club 16
Hailey McLaughlin Markham Reggie Millage Granite GC 17
Jeffrey Fang Newmarket Terry O’Brien Station Creek GC 16
Peter Blazevic Mississauga Scott Bogle, Reggie Millage Greystone Golf Club 14
Raesa Sheikh Caledon Reggie Millage Osprey Valley GC 15
Robbie Latter Mississauga Dave Moro Credit Valley G&CC 17
Thomas Latter Mississauga Credit Valley G&CC 14
Vanessa Chychrun Aurora Reggie Millage Beacon Hall GC 16
Victoria Zheng Markham Dong Hee Lee Granite GC 14

 

About Team Ontario

Golf Ontario’s Team Ontario program is a high performance training program for the top junior aged golfers in Ontario. Athletes are selected in the fall each year and the program runs during the winter into the Ontario golf season. Team Ontario athletes receive the very best in coaching services, training/competitive opportunities, and sport science support. Being selected to Team Ontario is a tremendous accomplishment and offers unparalleled support and guidance to the participating athletes and their families.

About Golf Ontario

Golf Ontario is Ontario’s Provincial Sport Organization focused on enhancing participation, elevating performance and supporting the passion of golfers in Ontario. With over 100,000 individual members and 450 member clubs, Golf Ontario is one of the largest golf associations in the world. From rating courses and keeping the integral rules of the game intact, to growing the game at the grassroots level and hosting the best amateur tournaments in Canada, Golf Ontario is a passionate group dedicated to shaping lives through Golf.

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For more information, please contact:

Peter MacKellar
Manager, Marketing & Communications
Golf Ontario
(e) PMacKellar@gao.ca

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