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Nova Scotia Golf Association – The 2016 winners of the Murray Purcell Bursary Program come from all regions of the province. The NSGA received bursary applications this year from a range of Nova Scotian students and eight of these student golfers have been awarded bursaries totaling $15,000.

With the increasing cost of post secondary education the NSGA created a Bursary program to help our Provincial golfers. This endowment program was renamed in 2007 in memory of the late Murray Purcell. Mr. Purcell worked with the NSGA for over 15 years and was instrumental in creating many of the programs that exist today, including the bursary program.  

Congratulations to the following recipients:


Allison Chandler

Chester Golf Club


Allison Chandler is a member of the Chester Golf Club and a recent graduate of Parkview Educational Center. She graduated with a 97 average and was an integral part of her high school track team. Her winnings include the: CJGA Atlantic Championship, NSGA Provincial Championship and the NSSAF High School Provincials. Allison will be attending Gardner- Webb, a Division 1 school in Boiling Springs, North Carolina in the fall.  


Emily Romkey

Ashburn Golf Club


University of Montavello student Emily Romkey will return for her third year of study. Emily is a member of the Ashburn Golf Club and has helped with their junior programs. During the summers she has worked at Grandview and Glen Arbor. Emily will graduate Montavello with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Accounting. She is a graduate of Lockview High School and has a 3.87 GPA at Montavello in Alabama.  


Owen Patterson

Ashburn Golf Club


Ashburn’s Owen Patterson is enrolled in the Business Administration program at Blue Mountain College. Owen is a two time Nova Scotia Metro West Player of the Year. He is an active member of St. Ignatius Church in Bedford where he is an Altar Server and Lector.

Sean Smith

Lingan Golf Club


Sean Smith will be attending Cape Breton University to study Engineering in the fall. A competitive golfer Sean won the Lingan Junior Club Championship in 2014. He is also an active member in the hockey community and played for the Cape Breton Tradesmen while in high school. Sean is a graduate of the Breton Educational Centre.  


Brette Holland

The Links of Penn Hills


Penn Hills member, Brette Holland is returning to Dalhousie University to study in her third year of the Mechanical Engineering program. Brette maintains an 4.0 GPA and plays on the Women’s Varsity Golf Team. She works in the pro shop at Penn Hills and raised $2700 for prostate cancer research by playing 126 holes in 16 hours. She is interested in growing the game of golf and helps run Junior Clinics at Penn Hills. 

Ian McLean

Ken-Wo Golf Club


Ian McLean is a graduate of Horton High School and will attend Dalhousie to pursue a Bachelor of Science. Ian plans to attend medical school and is an active member of the golf and hockey community. He won the Junior Boys Club Championship at Ken- Wo in 2014 and competes in the NSGA Provincial Championships each year. 


Darcy Fuller

Ken-Wo Golf Club


Darcy Fuller is a member of Ken-Wo Golf Club and a graduate of Horton High School. She is returning for her second year of study at the University of New Brunswick where she is enrolled in the Engineering program. She is a member of the UNB Girl’s Golf Team as well as an accomplished ballet dancer and figure skater.  


Robert Jeffcock

Truro Golf Club


Robert Jeffcock will be attending the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie this fall. He is a graduate of the Cobequid Educational Center. Robert has completed his undergraduate degree at Dalhousie with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology. He has competed in NSGA Provincial Amateur events. A native of Truro, Robert works at the Truro Golf Club and is a very active member at the Golf Club.


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