AJGA Scholastic Junior All-America Team

2019 AJGA Scholastic Junior All-America Team

Twenty-four players named to 2019 team

Twenty-four of the nation’s brightest minds and best junior golfers were named to the 2019 AJGA Scholastic Junior All-America Team, the American Junior Golf Association announced on October 10. Created in 1988, the team consists of 12 young men and 12 young women who demonstrate the ability to excel not only on the golf course, but also in the classroom and in the community.

“These 24 students exemplify sportsmanship on the golf course and citizenship in their schools at the highest level,” said Stephen Hamblin, AJGA Executive Director. ”By celebrating this great accomplishment we are helping to fulfill our mission of developing golf’s next generation.”

To be eligible to apply for the AJGA Scholastic Junior All-America Team, applicants must be high school juniors or seniors with a top finish in an AJGA Open or Invitational event (boys: top 10, girls: top five). After qualifying, selections were based on the following criteria (in order of importance): standardized test scores, GPA, school leadership and community service.

The AJGA uses an adjusted GPA scale to systematically compare applicants. The 2019 AJGA Scholastic Junior All-America team has an average AJGA-adjusted GPA of 4.57, an average SAT score of 1518 and an average ACT score of 34.5.
Max Farley of Orland Park, Illinois, earned repeat AJGA Scholastic Junior All-America honors; he was also honored in 2018. Eight recipients also have verbally commitment to play college golf.

During the 2019 season, the 12 girls honored combined for 16 top-five finishes, while the 12 boys earned 24 top-10 finishes.

Christine Wang of Houston, is the top-ranked player on the AJGA Scholastic Junior All-America Girls Team at No. 15 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings. Wang is a USC verbal commit with two AJGA wins. She was also a 2018 second-team Rolex Junior All-American.

Ian Siebers of Bellevue, Washington, highlights the AJGA Scholastic Junior All-America Boys at No. 19 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings. Siebers is verbally committed to Duke University and had two 2018 wins. He was an AJGA Scholastic Honor Roll member and second-team Rolex Junior All-American in 2018.

The AJGA Scholastic Junior All-America Team will be honored at the Rolex Junior All-America Awards Banquet on November 24, at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. By being named to the team, each player is also eligible to participate in the Rolex Tournament of Champions, one of the most prestigious events in junior golf, which will take place on PGA National Resort & Spa's Champion and Fazio Courses, November 23-28.

Former AJGA Scholastic Junior All-Americans have gone on to successful amateur and professional golf careers, including Casey Martin (1989), Wendy Ward (1990), Kellee Booth (1992), Cristie Kerr (1994), Matt Kuchar (1994), Scott Langley (2005) and Patrick Rodgers (2009, 2010).

2019 AJGA Scholastic Junior All-America Team Members

Boys

SCOTT BITAR | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | Class of 2020 | Fox Chapel High School
· GPA: 4.48
· ACT: 32; SAT: 1510
· Best 2019 finish: T10, Imperial Headwear Junior Classic
· Community Involvement: National Honor Society member, assistant to the priest at St. Joseph’s Parish, captain of high school varsity golf team, captain of basketball winter league team

JEFFREY FANG | Newmarket, Ontario | Class of 2020 | Newmarket High School
· GPA: 3.96
· SAT: 1560
· Best 2019 finish: T3, UHY Albany Junior
· Community Involvement: High school athletic council co-president, high school captain/transition team student leader, youth communications course facilitator, Relay for Life (Canadian Cancer Society) committee member

MAX FARLEY | Orland Park, Illinois | Class of 2020 | Carl Sandburg High School
· GPA: 5.29
· ACT: 35; SAT: 1510
· Best 2019 finish: T8, AJGA Junior at Knollwood presented by Yoder Oil
· Community Involvement: National Math Honor Society executive board member and math tutor, captain of high school varsity golf team, volunteer coach at The First Tee of Greater Chicago, volunteer assistant with PGA Junior League

MICHAEL HANRATTY | Avon, Connecticut | Class of 2020 | Avon High School
· GPA: 5.26
· SAT: 1570
· Best 2019 finish: T10, Junior Golf Hub Championship
· Community Involvement: Class president, president/vice-president of high school music service society, rhapsody co-president, captain of high school varsity golf team

TARUN HOSKERE | Jonesborough, Tennessee | Class of 2020 | Science Hill
· GPA: 4.32
· ACT: 35
· Best 2019 finish: T9, Scott Stallings Junior Championship
· Community Involvement: Commerce Youth Leadership volunteer at veteran’s affairs medical center, Global Health Outreach Medical and Dental Camp volunteer, Future Health Professionals, Healing Hands Charity clinic, Suzuki School of Music- Academy of Strings

AIDAN KRAMER| Oviedo, Florida | Class of 2020 | Hagerty High School
· GPA: 4.82
· ACT: 35; SAT: 1510
· Best 2019 finish: T4, Callaway Golf / Ollie Schniederjans Junior Classic presented by UHY LLP CPA’s
· Community Involvement: Fairways for Warriors volunteer, high school math department volunteer

CYRUS YU FUNG LEE | (Hong Kong) Lake Mary, Florida | Class of 2020 | Lake Mary Preparatory School
· GPA: 4.18
· SAT: 1560
· Best 2019 finish: T7, Foley Performance Academy @ EaglesDream Junior Championship
· Community Involvement: Leadership Links participant raising money for Natural Resources Defense Council and AJGA’s ACE Grant Program, math and science tutor, SAT peer tutor, UNICEF club

DAVID LUO | Centreville, Virginia | Class of 2020 | Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Tech
· GPA: 4.69
· ACT: 35
· Best 2019 finish: 3rd, Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Sugarloaf
· Community Involvement: Member high school Economics Challenge Team, captain of high school varsity golf team, mental coach and event organizer for Advanced International Club, Leadership Links participant raising money for American Heart Association

IAN SIEBERS | Bellevue, Washington | Class of 2020 | Bellevue High School
· GPA: 4.58
· SAT: 1520
· Best 2019 finish: T4, PING Heather Farr Classic
· Community Involvement: Bethany Presbyterian Church Sunday School volunteer, Bethany Presbyterian Church – Praying Pelican Ministries volunteer on mission trip to Costa Rica, captain of high school varsity golf team, high school band trumpet section leader

KEVIN SZE | Saratoga, California | Class of 2020 | Saratoga High
· GPA: 4.46
· SAT: 1520
· Best 2019 finish: 1st, AJGA Junior at San Jose presented by Live View Golf
· Community Involvement: Vice president of Chinese club, Associate Opinion Editor of high school newspaper, volunteer for Communities Organizing Resources to Advance Learning

BEN WARIAN | Stillwater, Minnesota | Class of 2020 | Hill-Murray
· GPA: 4.49
· ACT: 34
· Best 2019 finish: T3, WinCraft / McArthur Towel & Sports Future Legends
· Community Involvement: Volunteer activities director for Coventry Senior Living, captain of high school varsity golf team, National Honor Society member

JUSTIN WINGERTER | Olathe, Kansas | Class of 2020 | Blue Valley Southwest
· GPA: 4.65
· ACT: 34; SAT: 1490
· Best 2019 finish: T5, AJGA Hale Irwin Colorado Junior
· Community Involvement: Relay for Life board member, student council member, Spanish National Honor Society member, writer and editor for high school newspaper

Girls

AISHVARYA BEDI | San Jose, California | Class of 2020 | Saint Francis High School
· GPA: 4.25
· ACT: 35; SAT: 1480
· Best 2019 finish: T4, UHY Albany Junior
· Community Involvement: Captain of high school varsity golf team, member of the Athletic Director’s Council, volunteer at Villa Siena Senior Living Community and Sarah Day Care, Leadership Links participant raising money for the AJGA’s ACE Grant Program and The First Tee of Silicon Valley, volunteer coach for The First Tee of Silicon Valley

MAYA BENITA | Tucson, Arizona | Class of 2020 | Catalina Foothills High School
· GPA: 4.83
· ACT: 35
· Best 2019 finish: 2nd, AJGA Hale Irwin Colorado Junior
· Community Involvement: National Honor Society member, academic tutor, teacher’s assistant, volunteer at Ronald McDonald House, co-captain of high school varsity golf team

JENNIFER CAI | Irvine, California | Class of 2020 | Sage Hill
· GPA: 4.43
· SAT: 1540
· Best 2019 finish: 4th, ClubCorp Mission Hills Desert Junior
· Community Involvement: Captain of high school varsity golf team, founder of Never Ever Give Up Jessie Rees Foundation Club providing joy jars to childhood cancer patients

ALYSSA CONG | Germantown, Maryland | Class of 2020 | Richard Montgomery
· GPA: 4.74
· SAT: 1590
· Best 2019 finish: 2nd, Junior Golf Hub Championship
· Community Involvement: Co-captain of high school varsity golf team, volunteer coach at The First Tee of Greater Washington, D.C., The National Institute of Standards and Technology volunteer, vice-president of Science National Honor Society, Math Honor Society member, National Honor Society member

LANEY FRYE | Nicholasville, Kentucky | Class of 2020 | Lexington Christian Academy
· GPA: 4.37
· ACT: 33
· Best 2019 finish: T3, Scott Stallings Junior Championship
· Community Involvement: Jesus prom volunteer, member of Leadership Forum, volunteer at 2018 PGA Championship, Hope for Haiti meal packing volunteer

ALEXIS KIM | Irvine, California| Class of 2020 | University High School
· GPA: 5.07
· SAT: 1550
· Best 2019 finish: 1st, Killington Junior Golf Championship
· Community Involvement: Leadership Links participant raising money for Food Allergy and Research Education and the AJGA’s ACE Grant Program, volunteer for Disability Rapport Education Altruism Mentoring Service, volunteer at Pacific Symphony Family Musical Mornings, captain of high school varsity golf team

EUNICE KIM| Edgewater, New Jersey | Class of 2021 | Phillips Exeter Academy
· GPA: 3.72
· ACT: 36
· Best 2019 finish: T4, UHY Albany Junior
· Community Involvement: Exeter Student Service Organization co-captain, Director of Art for The Asian, school tour guide, student council dormitory representative, Girls to the Tee volunteer

YOONA KIM | (South Korea) Fair Lawn, New Jersey | Class of 2020 | Immaculate Heart Academy
· GPA: 4.82
· SAT: 1510
· Best 2019 finish: 1st, UHY / Celadon Junior Championship hosted by Marina Alex
· Community Involvement: Captain of high school varsity golf team, National Honor Society member, Science National Honor Society member, Korean Community Center volunteer, Salvation Army food truck volunteer

KENDRA LEE | Irvine, California | Class of 2020 | Pacific Academy
· GPA: 4.9
· SAT: 1490
· Best 2019 finish: T5, AJGA Junior at Woodbridge
· Community Involvement: Student ambassador/public relations president, orphanage volunteer, National Honor Society president, Future Young Leaders of America volunteer

KATHERINE SUNG | Palo Alto, California | Class of 2020 | Palo Alto High School
· GPA: 4.43
· SAT: 1520
· Best 2019 finish: 1st, UHY Albany Junior
· Community Involvement: Captain of high school varsity golf team, teacher’s assistant, volunteer for Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula, Key Club vice president

CHRISTINE WANG | Houston, Texas | Class of 2020 | St. John’s School
· GPA: 4.24
· SAT: 1440
· Best 2019 finish: 2nd, C.T. Pan Junior Championship
· Community Involvement: East Asian Affinity Group officer, captain of high school varsity golf team, Houston Golf Representative for cultural exchange program, community service volunteer

KAYLIN YEOH | Potomac, Maryland | Class of 2021 | Winston Churchill High School
· GPA: 4.67
· SAT: 1450
· Best 2019 finish: 2nd, AJGA Preview at Pinewood
· Community Involvement: Peer tutor, Math National Honor Society member, Future Academy Chinese summer camp lead, co-captain of high school varsity golf team, LPGA*USGA Girls Golf youth clinic leader