Golfer receives CJGA honour

Michelle Kim wins Helena Harbridge Sportsmanship award

Michelle Kim with the first-place trophy after winning the Canadian Junior Championship in Yorkton

Michelle Kim has become the first golfer from British Columbia to receive the Canadian Junior Golf Association’s (CJGA) Helena Harbridge Sportsmanship Award.

Presented annually, the awards recognizes sportsmanship, dedication and commitment. It 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.

“I’m extremely proud and honoured to be named the recipient of the Helena Harbridge Award this year,” said Kim, 18. “Junior golf has not only taught me goal setting, it has taught me honesty, patience, sportsmanship, and etiquette. It has brought out my inner competitiveness.”

A Surrey native, Kim is a freshman at the University of Idaho and is a member of Golf Canada’s National Amateur Team. Kim is working towards a professional career on the LPGA Tour after graduation.

“I’ve always had big goals and dreams for golf,” Kim said. “This game requires commitment and dedication, and golf has taught me both of those things.”

Kim has compiled nine top five finishes and six top 10 finishes in her five-year CJGA career. Last year, she won the CJGA Western Canadian Junior Championship in March at Surrey’s Northview Golf and Country Club and also won the Canadian Junior Championship in Yorkton, Saskatchewan in August.

The Canadian Junior Golf Association helps young athletes improve their skills and knowledge while moving them on to provincial and national competitions, collegiate and university golf, as well as professional golf.

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