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2021 Rolex Junior All-America: Honorable Mention

Forty-eight junior golfers honored with 2021 postseason Rolex Junior All-America honors.
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Players of the Year | First Team | Second Team

Boys Honorable Mention

Kyle An of Aliso Viejo, California (2022)
Verbal commitment to the University of California, Los Angeles
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 37
2021 highlights:

  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Won Ping An Bank Open Championship
  • Four top-10 AJGA finishes

Jonas Appel of Encinitas, California (2022)
Verbal commitment to Baylor University
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 26
2021 highlights:

  • Two-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Three top-15 AJGA Invitational Finishes
  • Fifth, IMG Academy Junior World Golf Championship

Gavin Aurilia of Phoenix, Arizona (2021)
Freshman at the University of Southern California
2021 highlights:

  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Won the IMG Academy Junior World Golf Championship
  • T11, Sergio and Angela Garcia Foundation Junior Championship

Carson Brewer of Jacksonville, Florida (2023)
Verbal commitment to Florida State University
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 24
2021 highlights:

  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • T2, Jack Burke Jr. Invitational
  • Quarter-finalist, United States Junior Amateur Championship

Ryder Cowan of Edmond, Oklahoma (2023)
Verbal commitment to the University of Oklahoma
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 29
2021 Highlights:

  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Won the Gateway First Bank Tulsa Junior hosted by Bo Van Pelt
  • Won the Westrock Coffee Junior Championship
  • Five top-10 AJGA finishes

Matthew Doyle of Madison, Connecticut (2021)
Freshman at Elon University
2021 highlights:

  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • T3, Sung Hyun Park Junior Championship
  • Three top-10 AJGA finishes

Nicholas Gross of Downingtown, Pennsylvania (2024)
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 41
2021 highlights:

  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • AJGA Junior All-Star Team Member
  • Won the AJGA Junior All-Star Invitational presented by adidas Golf
  • Five top-10 AJGA finishes

Will Hartman of Marvin, North Carolina (2025)
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 39
2021 highlights:

  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Won the Harold Varner III Foundation Junior All-Star
  • Two runner-up AJGA finishes

Scotty Kennon of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida (2021)
Freshman at Wake Forest University
2021 highlights:

  • Three-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Wyndham Cup East Team member
  • T13, Sergio and Angela Garcia Foundation Junior Championship

Shawn Lalmoni of Orlando, Florida (2022)
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 32
2021 highlights:

  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Second, Sean Foley Performance Junior Championship
  • T11, Ben An Junior Championship

Carter Loflin of Duluth, Georgia (2022)
Verbal commitment to the University of Georgia
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 28
2021 highlights:

  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • T2, Wyndham Invitational presented by Truist
  • T9, Polo Golf Junior Classic at Liberty National

Kyo Morishita of (Japan) Bradenton, Florida (2022)
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 25
2021 highlights:

  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • T3, AJGA Junior Championship presented by the Spinnaker Foundation
  • T3, Sung Hyun Park Junior Championship

Will Morlan of Alpharetta, Georgia (2021)
Freshman at Furman University
2021 highlights:

  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • T5, AJGA Simplify Boys Championship at Carlton Woods
  • T6, Dustin Johnson World Junior

Sebastian Moss of Houston, Texas (2021)
Freshman at the University of Louisville
2021 highlights:

  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Won the Jr Orange Bowl International
  • T9, Polo Golf Junior Classic at Liberty National

Chase Nevins of Great Falls, Virginia (2023)
Verbal commitment to Vanderbilt University
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 38
2021 highlights:

  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Won the AJGA Junior at 12 Oaks
  • Won the 2020 Matt NeSmith Junior Championship

Calder Overfelt of Newport Beach, California (2022)
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 35
2021 highlights:

  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Won the AJGA Junior at Big Sky
  • Second, AJGA Reno / Tahoe Junior

Alex Papayoanou of The Woodlands, Texas (2023)
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 36
2021 highlights:

  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Won the Insperity Invitational / Patrick Reed AJGA Junior Championship
  • T5, The Junior PLAYERS Championship

Deven Patel of Johns Creek, Georgia (2021)
Freshman at the University of Virginia
2021 highlights:

  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • T2, 2020 Jones Cup Junior Invitational
  • Seventh, Sean Foley Performance Junior Championship

Solomon Petrie of Akron, Ohio (2022)
Verbal commitment to the University of Kentucky
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 33
2021 highlights:

  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • T3, Sergio and Angela Garcia Foundation Junior Championship
  • T3, Sung Hyun Park Junior Championship

Sihan Sandhu of Pinehurst, North Carolina (2024)
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 31
2021 highlights:

  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Third, Scott Robertson Memorial
  • T4, Wyndham Invitational presented by Truist

William Sides of Tulsa, Oklahoma (2022)
Verbal commitment to Southern Methodist University
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 27
2021 highlights:

  • Two-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • T2, Western Junior Championship
  • T6, KJ Choi Foundation Texas Junior Championship presented by Mediheal

Brendan Valdes of Orlando, Florida (2021)
Freshman at Auburn University
2021 highlights:

  • Three-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • T2, Dustin Johnson World Junior
  • T11, AJGA Simplify Boys Championship at Carlton Woods

Keaton Vo of Austin, Texas (2022)
Verbal commitment to the University of Texas at Austin
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 34
2021 highlights:

  • Three-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • T2, Jack Burke Jr. Invitational
  • Fourth, C.T. Pan Junior Championship

Rylan Wotherspoon of Florence, Kentucky (2022)
Verbal commitment to the University of Cincinnati
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 30
2021 highlights:

  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Won the Rome Junior Classic presented by Piedmont Bank

Girls Honorable Mention

Kynadie Adams of Nashville, Tennessee (2022)
Verbal commitment to the University of Alabama
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 28
2021 highlights:

  • Two-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Second, KJ Choi Foundation Texas Junior Championship
  • Second, AJGA Junior Classic presented by UHY

Vanessa Borovilos of Toronto, Ontario, Canada (2024)
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 46
2021 highlights:

  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Member of Junior All-Star Team
  • Six top-10 finishes including a T6 finish at the Mariah Stackhouse Girls Invitational

Leigh Chien of Irvine, California (2024)
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 26
2021 highlights:

  • Two-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • T2, Mariah Stackhouse Girls Invitational
  • Member of the Wyndham Cup West Team

Kylee Choi of Murrieta, California (2024)
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 36
2021 highlights:

  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Six top-10 finishes including a fourth place finish at the Under Armour® / Albane Valenzuela Girls Championship

Kylie Chong of Torrance, California (2024)
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 42
2021 highlights:

  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Won the AJGA Tucson Junior presented by Hilgers Orthodontics
  • Seven top-10 finishes including a T6 finish at the Mariah Stackhouse Girls Invitational

Kary Hollenbaugh of New Albany, Ohio (2022)
Verbal commitment to Ohio State University
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 34
2021 highlights:

  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Won the Memorial Junior
  • Won the AJGA Junior at Knollwood presented by Yoder Oil
  • Won the Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Boyne Highlands

Thienna Huynh of Lilburn, Georgia (2022)
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 48
2021 highlights:

  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Won the AJGA Junior at Carolina Trace
  • Won the AJGA Junior Classic presented by UHY

Grace Kilcrease of Springdale, Arkansas (2022)
Verbal commitment to the University of Tulsa
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 32
2021 highlights:

  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Won the Bass Pro Shops / Payne Stewart Junior Championship
  • Won the Accenture NW Arkansas Junior

Lauren Kim of Surrey, British Columbia, Canada (2023)
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 24
2021 highlights:

  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Back-to-back wins at AJGA Championship presented by Stuart Francis, Princeton Varsity Golf ‘74 and the AJGA Junior at Toftrees
  • Won the AJGA Hale Irwin Colorado Junior

Sophie Linder of Carthage, Tennessee (2023)
Verbal commitment to University of Mississippi
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 33
2021 highlights:

  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Fifth, Sung Hyun Park Junior Championship
  • T5, Kathy Whitworth Invitational

Angela (Yilin) Liu of Irvine, California (2024)
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 44
2021 highlights:

  • First-time, Rolex Junior All-American
  • Won the FOX Sports Junior at Mission Viejo
  • Won the Under Armour® / Jordan Spieth Championship

Bridget Ma of Orlando, Florida (2022)
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 40
2021 highlights:

  • Earned Scholastic Rolex Junior All-America honors
  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Wins at the Arnold Palmer Invitational Junior honoring Jim Bell and Junior Golf Hub Championship presented by John D. Mineck Foundation

McKenzie Mages of Marietta, Georgia (2022)
Verbal commitment to Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 35
2021 highlights:

  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Won Billy Horschel Junior Championship presented by Zurich
  • Four top-five AJGA finishes

Ava Merrill of Johns Creek, Georgia (2023)
Verbal commitment to Stanford University
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 22
2021 highlights:

  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Won the Rome Junior Classic presented by Piedmont Bank
  • Seven top-10 finishes

Julia Misemer of Overland Park, Kansas (2022)
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 23
2021 highlights:

  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Won UHY Kansas City Junior
  • Second, Girls Junior PGA Championship

Catherine Park of Irvine, California (2022)
Verbal commitment to the University of Southern California
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 27
2021 highlights:

  • Two-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • T3, Dustin Johnson World Junior
  • T5, PING Heather Farr Classic
  • T6, Mariah Stackhouse Girls Invitational and Rolex Girls Junior Championship

Catherine Rao of Camarillo, California (2022)
Verbal commitment to Princeton University
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 29
2021 highlights:

  • Earned Scholastic Rolex Junior All-America honors
  • Two-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Sixth, The PING Invitational
  • T9, Girls Junior PGA Championship
  • Member of the PING Junior Solheim Cup U.S. Team and the Wyndham Cup West Team

Brooke Rivers of Brampton, Ontario, Canada (2023)
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 37
2021 highlights:

  • First time Rolex All-American
  • Won the 2020 Visit Tallahassee Junior Championship
  • T8, Scott Robertson Memorial and Matthew NeSmith Junior Championship

Alexia Siehl of Fort Mill, South Carolina (2022)
Verbal commitment to the University of Wisconsin
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 45
2021 highlights:

  • First time Rolex All-American
  • Won the Greenwood Junior Championship
  • T2, Matthew NeSmith Junior Championship
  • Third, Ben An Junior Championship
  • Fourth, The Lanto Junior Championship and AJGA Junior at 12 Oaks

Suzie Tran of Poulsbo, Washington (2024)
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 38
2021 highlights:

  • First time Rolex All-American
  • Won the AJGA Junior All-Star at Stanford
  • Runner-up, AJGA Junior All-Star Invitational presented by adidas Golf
  • Third, Transamerica Junior Open

Lily Zhang of Buffalo, New York (2026)
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 43
2021 highlights:

  • First time Rolex All-American
  • Won the TaylorMade TP5 Junior All-Star
  • Runner-up, Celadon Club Junior Championship hosted by Marina Alex
  • Fourth, KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior All-Star Invitational
  • Junior All-Star Team Member

Angela Zhang of Bellevue, Washington (2027)
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 39
2021 highlights:

  • First time Rolex All-American
  • Runner-up finishes at the UHY New York Junior, AJGA Junior at Big Sky and AJGA Junior at Palouse Ridge
  • Third, Vaughn Taylor Championship

Sophie Zhang-Murphy of Saratoga, California (2022)
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 47
2021 highlights:

  • Earned Scholastic Rolex Junior All-America honors
  • Two-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • T10, Rolex Girls Junior Championship
  • Member of the 2021 Wyndham Cup West Team

Alice Ziyi Zhao of (China) Irvine, California (2027)
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 41
2021 highlights:

  • Junior All-Star Team Member
  • First time Rolex All-American
  • Wins at the AJGA Thunderbird Junior All-Star and AJGA Junior at Palouse Ridge
  • Second, AJGA Junior All-Star at Firewheel
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