As the 2020 competitive season has come to a close, the NSGA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 NSGA Player of the Year Awards.
The Player of the Year (POY) is a ranking system awards points to players based on tournament results. It is designed to promote golf development through competition and celebrate the individual achievements of golfers in Nova Scotia.
For more information the on the NSGA Player of the Year format and points system, please click here.
The NSGA is pleased to announce the 2020 NSGA Player of the Year award winners:
Junior Player of the Year Winners
Junior Girls (U19) – Haley Baker, Ashburn Golf Club
Haley Baker competed in eight Player of the Year events this season, and it’s safe to say she was the clear winner of the Junior girls title. The oldest Baker earned 7015 points this season, after taking home 2nd place in nearly all events she competed in. Including the NSGA Girls Provincial Championship, the Antigonish Provincial Prep tournament, the MJT at Ken-Wo Golf Club, the Oakfield Junior Girls Invitational, the Ashburn Women’s Club Championship, and the PEIGA Junior Girls and Women’s Amateur Championships. Baker also took home 5th place at the NSGA Women’s Amateur.
Junior Boys (U19) – Owen Mullen, Truro Golf Club
Owen Mullen dominated the Junior Boys Player of the Year this season. The Truro Golf Club member took home top honours at the NSGA and PEIGA Junior Boys Championships, among multiple local invitationals. Including the MJT at Ken-Wo Golf Club, and the DQ Junior Invitational, and the Truro Men’s Club Championship. The Notre Dame recruit also came 4th at the MCT Men’s Amateur and the PEIGA Men’s Amateur respectively.
Juvenile Girls (U17) – Abbey Baker, Ashburn Golf Club
Abbey Baker had a stellar 2020 season and managed to sweep the Junior Girls Player of the Year series in the process. She played in nine POY events and earned a whopping 10910 points overall. Baker took home the 2020 NSGA and PEIGA Junior Girls Provincial Championships, along with the PEIGA Women’s Amateur Championship. She also took top spot that the Antigonish Provincial Prep Tournament, the Oakfield Golf & Country Club Junior Invitational, and the MCT at Ken-Wo Golf Club. Baker also competed in the Ontario Junior Girls Championship, where she placed 16th overall.
Juvenile Boys (U17) – Owen Canavan, Oakfield Golf & Country Club
Over the course of the competitive season, Owen Canavan played in seven NSGA Player of the Year events, placing top 10 in four of those events. He won the Oakfield Golf & Country Club Junior Club Championship, placed T5 at the MJT at Ken-Wo Golf Club, and a finished 9th place at the Antigonish Provincial Prep and the NSGA Junior Boys Provincial Championship. This is Canavan’s second Player of the Year award, after winning the HRM Zone Junior award last season.
Bantam Girls (U15) – Olivia Seaman, Ken-Wo Golf Club
Olivia Seaman of Ken-Wo Golf Club has claimed the first ever NSGA Bantam Girls Player of the Year award. This past season Seaman took home the NSGA Bantam Girls Provincial title, and finished 7th overall. She also won the DQ Junior Invitational (Bantam) at Truro Golf Club, and placed 2nd at the MJT Bantam at Ken-Wo Golf Club, and the MJT Bantam Atlantic Championship at Fox Harb’r.
Bantam Boys (U15) – Simon Mullen, Truro Golf Club
Simon Mullen has earned his first NSGA Bantam Boys Player of the Year award this season. The younger brother to Owen Mullen, won nearly every Bantam tournament he played in, including the NSGA Bantam Provincial Championship, the MJT Bantam at Ken-Wo Golf Club, and MJT Bantam Atlantic Championship at Fox Harb’r. Mullen also took home 2nd place at the DQ Junior Invitational at Truro Golf Club.
Amateur Player of the Year Winners
Amateur Female – Cristal Romero, Grandview Golf & Country Club
The short competitive season did not stop Cristal Romero from taking home the 2020 Women’s Amateur Player of the Year Award. The Grandview Golf & Country Club member placed 2nd in the NSGA Women’s Amateur, and the Oakfield Ladies Invitational respectively. This is Romero’s first Player of the Year award.
Amateur Male – David Williamson, Ashburn Golf Club
David Williamson, of Ashburn Golf Club, has earned his first Men’s Player of the Year title this season. Williamson claimed two 2nd place finishes this season at the MCT Men’s Amateur and the MCT MID-Amateur Championship. He also took home 2nd place at the Ashburn Men’s Club Championship.
Senior Player of the Year Winners
Senior Female – Debbie Arsenault, Grandview Golf & Country Club
Debbie Arsenault is no stranger to the NSGA Player of the Year Awards, and winning this years Women’s Senior Award marks her third title. The Grandview member won the Women’s POY back in 2017 and 2019. Over the competitive season, Arsenault won the 2020 NSGA Women’s Senior Championship, placed 2nd at the Grandview Ladies Club Championship, and T11th at the Oakfield Ladies Invitational.
Senior Male – Rob Collins, Clare Golf & Country Club
Rob Collins dominated the Senior Men’s Player of the Year this season, playing in seven Player of the Year events this season. Collins took home top spot at the 2019 Snowball, 2019 Jack Frost and the 2020 Clare Men’s Club Championship. He also finished 2nd in the 2020 NSGA Men’s Senior Championship, T9 at the NSGA Men’s Amateur, and T10 at the NSGA Men’s MID Amateur.
Congratulations to all 2020 winners on a successful tournament season!