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Young Nova Scotia golfers earn 2014 Murray Purcell bursaries


A few familiar faces recently received the Nova Scotia Golf Association’s 2014 Murray Purcell Bursary.

The 2014 winners of the Murray Purcell Bursary Program originate from all areas of the province. This year the NSGA received bursary applications from a variety of Nova Scotian students and eight of these student golfers have been awarded bursaries to a total of $15,000.

With the increasing cost of post secondary education, the NSGA decided to create a bursary program to help local golfers. This endowment program was renamed in 2007 in memory of the late Murray Purcell. He worked with the NSGA for more than 15 years and was instrumental in creating many of the programs that exist today, including the bursary program.

The recipient winners were: Jordan Hirtle ($3,000) — Grandview Golf and Country Club; Erin MacIsaac ($2,500) — Parrsboro Golf Club; Brett MacIsaac ($2,000) — Parrsboro Golf Club, Jeannine Philpott ($1,500) — Oakfield Golf and Country Club in Enfield; Emily Cyr ($1,500) — Abercrombie Golf Club; Valley Maple Leafs hockey player Alex Feltmate ($1,500) — Oakfield Golf and Country Club in Enfield; Evan Starratt ($1,500) — Truro Golf Club; and Windsor native Jake Lloy ($1,500.00) — Avon Valley Golf and Country Club.

Lloy is an experienced golfer who has competed in many NSGA events. He looks to continue golfing at St. Thomas University, where he will pursue a degree in economics. Following his time at STU, Lloy hopes to work in the banking and financial sector.



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