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Team Canada set to compete in South American Amateur

BARRANQUILLA, ATLANTICO, Colombia – Team Canada will be represented by nine athletes at the upcoming South American Amateur Championship, a 72-hole stroke play event from January 22-25, which features 117 players from across the globe.

The Canadian contingent features National Amateur Team players Garrett Rank (Elmira, Ont.) and Chris Hemmerich (Kitchener, Ont.) along with seven athletes from the Development Squad (four boys and three girls).

Matt Williams (Calgary), Carter Simon (Sutton, Ont.), Étienne Papineau (St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Qué.) and Tony Gil (Vaughan, Ont.) will be accompanied by Head Coach Robert Ratcliffe to make up the boys side of the Development Squad.

The girls side consists of Development Squad members Valérie Tanguay (St-Hyacinthe, Qué.), Naomi Ko (Victoria, B.C.) and Jaclyn Lee (Calgary). They will be led by newly assigned Head Coach Ann Carroll.

The countries competing against Canada are: Argentina, Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Uruguay, Scotland, Wales, Finland, India, U.S.A., Ireland, Brazil, Chile, Guatemala, England and Mexico.

Canadian National Team member Brooke Henderson won the 2013 women’s event at El Rincon in Bogota. The men’s event was won by Callum Shinkwin of England.

For a list of all 2014 participants, click here.

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