Molly Molyneaux earns honours from Canadian Junior Golf Association
Charlottetown native becomes seventh recipient of Helena Harbridge Sportsmanship Award
Published on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 10:35AM EST Last updated on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 03:33PM EST
The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) has recognized Molly Molyneaux of Charlottetown, PEI as the 2012 recipient of the Helena Harbridge Sportsmanship Award.
Molyneaux, 17, is the first Atlantic Canada member to earn the honourable distinction for an award that recognizes sportsmanship, dedication, and commitment in the game of golf. The award is named after Helena Harbridge who was an outstanding junior golfer and CJGA alum who passed away in 2006 during her freshman year at West Georgia University.
“When I had found out that I was chosen for the Helena Harbridge award, I was truly honoured” said an elated Molyneaux. “For the committee to see the same qualities in me as they had seen in Helena is very humbling.”
Molyneaux was a member of CJGA team that captured the gold medal earlier this year at the Euro Junior Golf Cup in St. Andrews, Scotland. She also competed in the four CJGA Atlantic Canada events in 2012, finishing no worse than T5.
“I love the game of golf and have put a lot of hard work in to get where I am today” stated Molyneaux. “Because of the CJGA I have been able meet amazing people and have built relationships with other players that will last a lifetime, which is something truly special.”
Like Helena, Molyneaux’s dreams of attending an American university on an athletic scholarship are soon to become a reality as she will be signing with Armstrong Atlantic University in Savannah, Georgia.
“After reading about Helena and her dedication to the game combined with her golf skills and strong academics, I can see a lot of myself in her” Molyneaux concluded.
Winners of the Helena Harbridge Sportsmanship Award will receive 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)
For more information on the Canadian Junior Golf Association, click here.