-Quebec resident Yasmine Qureshi Recipient of 2019 Helena Harbridge Award-

 Richmond Hill, ON (February 26, 2020) – The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 GOLFTEC National Order of Merit, presented by TaylorMade. The GOLFTEC National Order of Merit, presented by TaylorMade is a ranking system that awards points based on a player’s position at each CJGA event. Events are tiered based on the size and strength of the field.

Additionally, the CJGA would also like to recognize and congratulate Yasmine Qureshi of Quebec City, QC as the winner to the Helena Harbridge Award. The award is named after Helena Harbridge, an outstanding junior golfer and CJGA alum that passed away in 2006 during her freshman year at West Georgia University.

“Winning this award came as a huge surprise to me” Qureshi noted.  “It shows that the efforts I put into my sport as well as my academics are being recognized and it is very touching to see that CJGA finds some of Helena’s traits in me.”

“I would like to thank my parents for all the support and time they put in so I can exceed in golf and school. I also want to thank my friends for supporting me in everything I do. I would like to thank the Académie de golf Fred Colgan and my coaches for the time they put working on my swing and helping me be a better person overall. Last and definitely not the least, I would like to thank CJGA for presenting me with this award and providing an amazing platform for junior golfers to pursue their passion of golf” stated Yasmine.

Winners of the Helena Harbridge Sportsmanship Award receive a gorgeous custom trophy courtesy of Lorry Moffatt at Classic Awards as well as a complimentary life time membership to the CJGA.

2006 – Lauren Bowerman-Ritchie (Ontario)
2007 – Juanita Rico (Alberta)
2008 – Jocelyn Alford (Alberta)
2009 – Thea Hedemann (Saskatchewan)
2010 – Shannon Lee Greenshields (Quebec)
2011 – Marlies Klekner-Alt (Ontario)
2012 – Molly Molyneaux (Prince Edward Island)
2013 – Genevieve Stelmacovich (Ontario)
2014 – Bria Jansen (Alberta)
2015 – Michelle Kim (British Columbia)
2016 – Emily Romancew (Quebec)
2017 – Sarah Gallagher (Ontario)
2018 – Brooke Brezovski (Alberta)

“We are extremely excited to highlight these players and their achievements over the season” said Brad Mellon, CJGA Manager Tour Operations.

CJGA JUNIOR TOUR – GOLFTEC NATIONAL ORDER OF MERIT WINNERS

Junior Boys Division

Dayton Price (Missisauga, ON) finished with 2084 Order of Merit points and played in 10 events including The North America Cup, CJGA Mizuno National Championship and CJGA PING National Match Play Championship. Dayton had three top-5 finishes including a runner up finish at the CJGA junior at Craigowan.

Junior Girls Division

Rozlyn Rooke (Milton, ON) finished with 1900 Order of Merit points and played in 5 events. Rozlyn had five top-3 finishes which included a 3rd place finish in the CJGA Mizuno National Championship as well as a 1st place finish in the David Hearn Qualifier at Royal Stouffville.

Bantam Boys Division

Aaron Huang (Vancouver, BC) finished with 2400 Order of Merit points after playing in 9 events. Aaron had three wins this season at The Gary Gilcrest Golf Academy Spring Classic, CJGA Junior at Quilchena and CJGA Junior at Redtail Landing. Aaron also had three runner-up finishes in 2019.

Bantam Girls Division

Kathy Yao (Oakville, ON) finished with 2488 Order of Merit points after playing in 6 events. Kathy finished in the top-5 in five out six CJGA events, with a 4th place finish in the CJGA Mizuno National Championship and a runner up finish in the CJGA Junior at Lionhead.

CJGA LINKSTER TOUR – GOLFTEC NATIONAL ORDER OF MERIT WINNERS

Bantam Boys

Azeem Manzoor (Oakville, ON) played in 8 events totaling 2275 Order of Merit points. In 8 events Azeem had 7 top-3 finishes. Azeem had 3 victories including the CJGA Linkster National Championship.

Bantam Girls Division

Jahnavi Bharani (Brampton, ON) played in 10 events finishing with 2426 Order of Merit Points. Jahnavi had 4 wins this season including the Osprey Valley Linkster Cup and the CJGA Linkster Mid-season Championship.

Peewee Boys

Manav Bharani (Brampton, ON) finished with 2238 Order of Merit points after playing in 10 events this season. Manav had 4 victories this season as well as runner up finishes in the CJGA Linkster National Championship and the CJGA Mid-Season Championship.

Peewee Girls Division

Michelle Xing (Richmond Hill, ON) played in 10 events this season collecting 2475 Order of Merit points. In the 10 events played Michelle had 4 wins including the CJGA Linkster National Championship.

Atom Boys Division

Eddie Gu (Aurora, ON) played in 12 CJGA events this season earning 2950. Eddie had 8 victories this season including the CJGA Linkster National Championship, CJGA Mid-season Championship and the Osprey Valley Linkster Cup.

Atom Girls Division

Kaprice Park (Oakville, ON) played in 10 events totaling 2326 Order of Merit points. Kaprice had 3 wins this season including the CJGA Linkster National Championship. She was also runner up in the CJGA Mid-season Championship.

Novice Boys Division

Liam McLaren (Georgina, ON) played in 12 events earning 3375 Order of Merit points. Liam had a total of 6 wins this season including the CJGA Mid-season Championship and the Osprey Valley Linkster Cup. Liam also finished as the runner up in the CJGA Linkster National Championship.

Novice Girls Division

Kaeleigh Chung (Richmond Hill, ON) played in 8 events this season earning 2075 Order of Merit points. Kaeleigh finished the season with 6 wins including the CJGA Mid-season Championship

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The Helena Harbridge Award

The Helena Harbridge Award is an award dedicated to the memory of Helena Harbridge, a CJGA alumna, who passed away in 2006 during her freshman year at West Georgia University. The award exemplifies the traits that Helena exhibited throughout her career, both on and off the course: sportsmanship, dedication, and contribution to the game of golf. Each year, the Canadian Junior Golf Association selects one female junior member for this award. The award recipient will be one that holds the same characteristics that Helena exemplified. The recipient of the award will also receive a lifetime membership with the CJGA.

About the Canadian Junior Golf Association

The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is a “registered Canadian amateur athletic association” (RCAAA) non-for-profit registered federally with Revenue Canada. The CJGA is dedicated to providing Canada’s junior golfers with the necessary skills and knowledge required to lay a foundation for a future in competitive golf.

Through its six-stage competitive development program that focuses on tournaments, clinics, international competitions, and mentoring programs with PGA Tour professionals, the CJGA introduces the game to juniors as young as five and offers competitive multi-day events for the more advanced golfer.

The CJGA acts as a feeder system to provincial and national competitions, collegiate and university golf, as well as professional and recreational golf. For more information, please visit www.cjga.com.

For more information please contact:
Brad Parkins
Chief Operating Officer
Canadian Junior Golf Association
brad.parkins@cjga.com

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