Tournament History

First played as the American Junior Classic at Innisbrook Resort in 1978, the American Junior Golf Association's Thanksgiving week tournament has evolved into a tradition unlike any other in junior golf. The best junior golfers in the world come together for five days of competitive golf, trying to add their names to the impressive list of past champions that have come from this event.

2008 Tournament Results
2007 Tournament Results
2006 Tournament Results


Patrick Winther (top right) defeated Brinson Paolini (bottom right), 7 and 6,
to claim the 2008 Polo Golf Junior Classic.

Boys Division

2008 Patrick Winther, Rungsted Kyst, Denmark, def. Brinson Paolini, Virginia Beach, Va. (7 and 6)
2007 Bjorn Akesson, Malmo, Sweden, def. Sean Dale, Jacksonville , Fla. (3 and 2)
2006 Morgan Hoffmann, Wyckoff, N.J., def. Rickie Fowler, Murrieta, Calif. (3 and 2)
2005 Jamie Lovemark, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., def. Tadd Fujikawa, Honolulu, Hawaii (5 and 3)
2004 James Lee, La Habra, Calif., def. David May, Auburn, N.Y. (23 holes)
2003 Brian Harman of Savannah, Ga., def. Chris Anderson, Lake Mary, Fla. (2-up)
2002 Niklas Lemke of Linkoping, Sweden, def. Oscar Floren, Ljungskile, Sweden (3 and 2)
2001 Spencer Levin, Elk Grove, Calif., def. Jessie Mudd, Louisville, Ky. (4 and 3)
2000 Casey Wittenberg, Memphis, Tenn., def. Ryan Baca, Sugar Land, Texas (3 and 2)
1999 Nick Dougherty, Lancashire, England, def. Bill Haas, Greer, S.C. (3 and 2)
1998 Hunter Mahan, McKinney, Texas, def. James Oh, Lakewood, Calif. (4 and 2)
1997 Erik Compton, Miami, Fla., def. John Ray Leary, Culver City, Calif. (4 and 3)
1996 John Klauk, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., def. Bubba Watson, Bagdad, Fla. (2 and 1)
1995 Trevor Immelman, Sommerset West, S. Africa, def. Bubba Watson, Bagdad, Fla. (2-up)
1994 Mark Northey, Roswell, Ga., def. Alberto Ochoa, Edinburg, Texas (3 and 1)
1993 Michael Boyd, Tulsa, Okla., def. Robert Floyd, Miami, Fla. (1-up)
1992 Eddy Lee, Corona, Calif., def. Rob Manor, Garland, Texas (2 and 1)
1991 Tiger Woods, Cypress, Calif., def. Dru Fenimore, Fort Worth, Texas (5 and 4)
1990 Christopher Stutts, Leoma, Tenn., def. Grant Mason, Richardson, Texas (2-up)
1989 Stewart Cink, Florence, Ala., def. Trip Kuehne, Dallas, Texas (3 and 2)
1988 Jaxon Brigman, Abilene, Texas, def. Nicky Goetze, Hull, Ga. (1-up)
1987 Jeff Manson, Long Beach, Calif., def. Joon Lee, Fullerton, Calif. (3 and 2)
1986 Bryan Pemberton, Pleasanton, Calif., def. Nicky Goetze, Hull, Ga. (4 and 2)
1985 Steve Termeer, Conroe, Texas, def. Matthew Boepple, Columbia, S.C. (2 and 1)
1984 Brian Watts, Carrollton, Texas, def. Bill McDonald, Dalton, Ga. (4 and 3)
1983 Michael Bradley, Valrico, Fla., def. Forrest Boushall, Tampa, Fla. (4 and 3)
1982 Peter Jordan, Woodale, Ill., def. Vance Veazey, Senatobia, Miss. (1-up)
1981 Sam Randolph, Santa Barbarba, Calif., def. Tommy Moore, New Orleans, La. (2 and 1)
1980 Adam Armagost, N. Palm Beach, Fla., def. Tracy Phillips, Tulsa, Okla. (1-up)
1979 Tracy Phillips, Tulsa, Okla., def. Peter Persons, Macon, Ga.
1978 Tracy Phillips, Tulsa, Okla., def. Jodie Mudd, Louisville, Ky. (1-up)


In her first junior golf tournament in the U.S., Jung Min Lee (top) defeated Jenny Shin (bottom) in the finals of the 2008 Polo Golf Junior Classic.

Girls Division

2008 Jung Min Lee, Seoul, South Korea, def. Jenny Shin, Torrance, Calif. (4 and 3)
2007 Vicky Hurst, Melbourne, Fla., def. Kimberly Kim, Pahoa, Hawaii (3 and 2)
2006 Esther Choe, Scottsdale, Ariz., def. Cydney Clanton, Concord, N.C. (3 and 2)
2005 Angela Park, Torrance, Calif., def. Mina Harigae, Monterey, Calif. (4 and 3)
2004 Morgan Pressel, Boca Raton, Fla., def. Marika Lendl, Bradenton, Fla. (3 and 2)
2003 Jennie Lee, Huntington Beach, Calif., def. In-Bee Park Eustis, Fla. (2-up)
2002 Paula Creamer, Pleasanton, Calif., def. Ashley Knoll, The Woodlands, Texas (3 and 2)
2001 Aree Song Wongluekiet, Bradenton, Fla., def. Nicole Hage, Coral Springs, Fla. (5 and 4)
2000 Elizabeth Janangelo, West Hartford, Conn., def. Irene Cho, La Habra, Calif. (2 and 1)
1999 Naree Song Wongluekiet, Bradenton, Fla., def. Catherine Cartwright, Bonita Springs, Fla. (1-up)
1998 Celeste Troche, Asuncion Paraguay, def. Tai Perry, Kennett Square, Pa. (7 and 6)
1997 Beth Bauer, Valrico, Fla., def. Angela Rho, Fullerton, Calif. (5 and 4)
1996 Grace Park, Phoenix, Ariz., def. Reilley Rankin, Hilton Head Island, S.C. (4 and 3)
1995 Beth Bauer, Valrico, Fla., def. Molly Cooper, Scottsdale, Ariz. (3 and 2)
1994 Grace Park, Phoenix, Ariz., def. Laura Blessey, Mandeville, La. (5 and 4)
1993 Kellee Booth, Coto de Caza, Calif., def. Grace Park, Phoenix, Ariz. (2-up)
1992 Wendi Patterson, Atlanta, Ga., def. Cristie Kerr, Miami, Fla. (7 and 6)
1991 Emilee Klein, Studio City, Calif., def. Jeong Min Park, Alameda, Calif. (2 and 1)
1990 Emilee Klein, Studio City, Calif., def. Heather Bowie,Edmond, Okla. (4 and 3)
1989 Vicki Goetze, Hull, Ga., def. Jeong Min Park, Alameda, Calif. (2-up)
1988 Vicki Goetze, Hull, Ga., def. Jennfier Holt, Las Vegas, Nev. (6 and 4)
1987 Adele Moore, Dallas, Texas def., Vicki Goetze, Hull, Ga. (2 and 1)
1986 Stefania Croce, Milan, Italy def., Vicki Goetze, Hull, Ga. (4 and 3)
1985 Kristin Parker, The Woodlands, Texas, def. Lisa Nedoba, Plantation, Fla. (1-up)
1984 Cheryl Morley, Ocala, Fla., def. Nancy Macagnone, Clearwater, Fla. (2 and 1)
1983 Page Dunlap, Sarasota, Fla., def. Carey Ruffer, Conroe, Texas (3 and 2)
1982 Tracy Kerdyk, Coral Gables, Fla., def. Nancy Macagnone, Clearwater, Fla. (1-up)
1981 Jenny Lidback, Baton Rouge, La., def. Cindy Schreyer, Peachtree City, Ga. (7 and 5)
1980 Amy Benz, Clearwater, Fla., def. Jenny Lidback, Baton Rouge, La. (3 and 1)
1979 Heather Farr, Phoenix, Ariz., def. Viveca Vandergriff, Arlington, Texas
1978 Jenny Lidback, Baton Rouge, La., def. Penny Hammel, Decatur, Ill. (2-up)