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Golf Manitoba Scholarship Fund announces award recipients for 2020

Winnipeg, MB – The Board of Directors of the Golf Manitoba Scholarship Fund are pleased to announce the award recipients for 2020. These outstanding individuals are active in the Manitoba golf community, have demonstrated academic excellence and are pursuing post-secondary studies at Canadian universities and colleges.

Golf Manitoba Scholarship Fund awards are available to all Golf Manitoba/Canada members in addition to those young people who are currently involved with golf either through employment or participation. Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of academic achievement, golf ability and community involvement.

For 2020, the Board is pleased to present awards to the following individuals:

Dr. Dwight Parkinson Award | $2,000 – Eric Strick

The Dr. Dwight Parkinson Award has been made possible by Mr. Dave Hill of the St. Charles Country Club.  The award recognizes Dr. Parkinson’s long-time commitment to the sport of golf. This award is available to a student entering their first year of studies at a post-secondary institution.

Erick Strick
Home club: Rossmere Country Club
School: River East Collegiate, attending Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba in fall of 2020
Golf highlights:

  • 2019 Maple Leaf Junior Tour Manitoba Series: 2nd, 3rd and two 5th place finishes
  • 2019 Maple Leaf Junior Tour: 4th on the Manitoba Series Order of Merit
  • 2019 Golf Manitoba Junior Boy’s Championship: 26th
  • 2018 Maple Leaf Junior Tour: two 4th place finishes and three 5th place finishes
  • 2018 Golf Manitoba Junior Boy’s Championship: 17th

Brian Gilhuly Award | $2,000 – Jacob Armstrong

The Brian Gilhuly Memorial Scholarship was made possible by the generous donation from the estate of the long-time Golf Manitoba volunteer, Mr. Brian Gilhuly. Brian started his volunteerism with Golf Manitoba in 1986 where he served in a variety of capacities for over 30 years until his passing in 2017. This award is available to students who are currently in the process of continuing with post-secondary studies.

Jacob Armstrong
Home club: St. Boniface Golf Club
School: University of Fraser Valley, Business Administration, 1st
Golf highlights:

  • 2019 Canada West Fall Championships: T25, individual team champions
  • 2019 Golf Manitoba Junior Boy’s Championship: 1st
  • 2019 Golf Manitoba Provincial Junior Boys Team Member
  • 2019 Golf Manitoba Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur Championship: T12
  • 2019 Golf Canada Junior Men’s Championship: T59
  • Finalist 2019 Golf Manitoba Male Golfer of the Year
  • 2018 Golf Manitoba Junior Boy’s Championship: 3rd
  • 2018 Golf Manitoba Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur Championship: T7

Open Scholarship Awards | $1,500 x 5 – Lachlan Allerton, Brett Asseltine, Brent Ingram, Anthony Leicht & Brynn Todd

The Open Scholarship Awards are made possible each year by the Scholarship Fund. These awards are made available to both high school and post-secondary students who are pursuing studies in Canada. Scholarships are awarded based largely on academic achievement; however, golf ability and community involvement are also considered. The number and size of the awards are determined each year by the Scholarship Fund Board of Directors.

Lachlan Allerton
Home club: Rossmere Country Club
School: Kildonan-East Collegiate, attending University of Manitoba in fall of 2020
Golf highlights:

  • 2019 Golf Manitoba Junior Development Team
  • 2019 Maple Leaf Junior Tour Order of Merit runner-up
  • 2019 MHSAA Provincial Golf Team Champions
  • 2019 Golf Manitoba Junior Boy’s Championship: T15
  • 2019 Golf Manitoba Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur: T45
  • 2018 MHSAA Provincial Golf Championship low individual
  • 2018 MHSAA Provincial Golf Team Champions
  • 2019 Golf Manitoba Junior Boy’s Championship: 19th

Brett Asseltine
Home club: Niakwa Country Club
School: University of Manitoba, 3rd
Golf highlights:

  • Competed in the 2019 Niakwa Country Club Club Championship
  • Competed in the 2018 Golf Manitoba Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur
  • Employed for three seasons at Niakwa Country Club

Brent Ingram
Home club: Elmhurst Golf & Country Club
School: University of Manitoba, 1st
Golf highlights:

  • 2019 Golf Manitoba Junior Development Team
  • 2019 Golf Canada Future Links Prairie Championship: 8th
  • 2019 Golf Manitoba Junior Boy’s Championship: 11th
  • 2018 Golf Manitoba Junior Development Team
  • 2018 Golf Manitoba Junior Boy’s Championship: 28th
  • 2018 Golf Canada Future Links Prairie Championship: 14th

Anthony Leicht
Home club: St. Charles Country Club
School: University of Manitoba, 2nd
Golf highlights:

  • Member of University of Manitoba Men’s Golf Team
  • 2019 Golf Manitoba Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur: T14
  • 2018 Golf Manitoba Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur: T34

Brynn Todd
Home club: St. Charles Country Club
School: University of Manitoba, 3rd
Golf highlights:

  • Member of University of Manitoba Women’s Golf Team
  • 2019 Golf Manitoba Women’s Amateur: 20th
  • 2019 U Sport CanWest Championships: 22nd
  • 2018 Golf Manitoba Women’s Amateur: T21
  • 2018 Jamestown Invitational: 5th
  • 2018 University of Victoria Vikes Shootout: 21

Craig Yahiro Memorial Scholarship Award | $1,000 x 2 – Kayla Barnabe & Aaron Macdonell 

The Craig Yahiro Memorial Scholarship Award is made possible through the generosity of the Yahiro Family and in memory of the late Craig Yahiro. Craig Yahiro was a long-time member of the PGA of Canada where his skillful instruction and great personality and sense of humour helped many improve their game. This award is available for students who are either Golf Manitoba members or who are currently involved with golf either through employment or participation.

Kayla Barnabe
Home club: Southside Golf Course
School: University of Manitoba, Faculty of Arts, 1st
Golf highlights:

  • 2018 High School Golf Team, Centre Scolaire Léo-Remillard
  • Employed at Southside Golf Course for two seasons

Aaron Macdonell
Home club: Niakwa Country Club
School: St. Paul’s High School, attending University of Manitoba in fall of 2020
Golf highlights:

  • Member of the Golf Manitoba Junior Development Team
  • 2019 Golf Manitoba Junior Boy’s Championship: 34th
  • Employed at Niakwa Country Club for two seasons

About the Golf Manitoba Scholarship Fund

The Golf Manitoba Scholarship Fund (GMSF), formerly known as the Manitoba Golf Scholarship Fund, is a registered charity, the object of which is to provide financial assistance to young golfers entering or continuing in a post-secondary educational institution in Canada. Since 1986, the Fund has awarded over 180 scholarships totalling over $205,000 to students associated with 36 different golf clubs throughout Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario.

For more information about the Scholarship Fund including information on how to apply or to make a donation, please visit the Fund’s website at golfmb.ca/scholarship.

For more information:

Jared Ladobruk
Executive Director, Golf Manitoba
204-925-5729
jared@golfmb.ca

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