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2021 Rolex Junior All-America: Second Team

Twenty-four AJGA players honored with top Rolex Junior All-America second team honors.
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Players of the Year | First Team | Honorable Mention

Boys Second Team

Sihao Cong of Irvine, California (2023)
Verbal commitment to the University of California, Berkeley
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 21
2021 highlights:

  • Runner-up, Ping An Bank Open Championship
  • T2, AJGA Lake Las Vegas Junior and KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior All-Star Invitational
  • T4, Wyndham Invitational presented by Truist

John Daly II of Dardanelle, Arkansas (2021)
Freshman at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
2021 highlights:

  • Two-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Won the Sung Hyun Park Junior Championship
  • Three top-10 finishes in national junior golf competition

Ethan Gao of Alpharetta, Georgia (2023)
Verbal commitment to Stanford University
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 17
2021 highlights:

  • Two-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Runner-up, Team TaylorMade Invitational
  • T4, Rome Junior Classic presented by Piedmont Bank

Jonathan Griz of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina (2022)
Verbal commitment to the University of Alabama
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 18
2021 highlights:

  • Three-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • T3, The Junior PLAYERS Championship
  • T8, Team TaylorMade Invitational
  • Quarterfinalist, 73rd United States Junior Amateur Championship

Bryan Kim of Brookeville, Maryland (2023)
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 13
2021 highlights:

  • Won the K.J. Choi Foundation Junior Championship by SK Telecom
  • Runner-up, AJGA Carolina Trace Junior
  • T9, The Junior PLAYERS Championship and The PING Invitational

Bruce Murphy of Johns Creek, Georgia (2022)
Verbal commitment to the University of Tennessee
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 19
2021 highlights:

  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Won the Rome Junior Classic
  • Runner-up, Rolex Tournament of Champions

Anawin Pikulthong of Gilbert, Arizona (2023)
Verbal commitment to Arizona State University
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 15
2021 highlights:

  • Two-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Won the PING Heather Farr Classic
  • Member of Wyndham Cup West Team

Aaron Pounds of The Woodlands, Texas (2023)
Verbal commitment to Texas A&M University
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 16
2021 highlights:

  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Third, The PING Invitational
  • T4, Jack Burke Jr. Invitational

Nicholas Prieto of Miami, Florida (2023)
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 23
2021 highlights:

  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Fourth, The PING Invitational
  • Five top-10 AJGA finishes

Mason Snyder of Las Vegas, Nevada (2023)
Verbal commitment to Loyola Marymount University
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 12
2021 highlights:

  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Wins at the AJGA Tucson Junior presented by Hilgers Orthodontics and AJGA Lake Las Vegas Junior
  • Member of Wyndham Cup West Team

Matthew Troutman of Louisville, Kentucky (2022)
Verbal commitment to the University of Oklahoma
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 20
2021 highlights:

  • Two-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Won the Justin Thomas Junior Championship
  • Three top-10 finishes in national junior golf competition

Wells Williams of West Point, Mississippi (2022)
Verbal commitment to Vanderbilt University
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 22
2021 Highlights:

  • Three-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Three top-10 AJGA Invitational finishes
  • Junior Ryder Cup U.S. Team

Girls Second Team

Sara Im of Duluth, Georgia (2023)
Verbal commitment to Vanderbilt University
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 16
2021 highlights:

  • Two-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Wins at the AJGA Carolina Trace Junior and 2020 Stewart Cink Championship by Transamerica
  • Runner-up, Scott Robertson Memorial
  • Third, AJGA Junior Classic presented by UHY
  • Member of the victorious Wyndham Cup East Team
  • Member of the 2021 PING Junior Solheim Cup U.S. Team

Xin (Cindy) Kou of (China) Valencia, California (2021)
Freshman at the University of Southern California
2021 highlights:

  • Six-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Runner-up finishes at the 2020 Rolex Tournament of Champions and AJGA Lake Las Vegas Junior
  • Quarterfinalist, Polo Golf Junior Classic at Liberty National
  • T5, Se Ri Pak Desert Junior

Jaclyn LaHa of Pleasanton, California (2023)
Verbal commitment to the University of Virginia
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 15
2021 highlights:

  • Two-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • T2, The PING Invitational
  • Fifth, Mariah Stackhouse Girls Invitational
  • T5, PING Heather Farr Classic

Erica Lee of Arcadia, California (2023)
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 19
2021 highlights:

  • Four AJGA wins this season including most recently at the AJGA Junior All-Star Invitational presented by adidas Golf
  • T2, AJGA Thunderbird Junior All-Star
  • Member of the Junior All-Star Team

Katie Li of Basking Ridge, New Jersey (2023)
Verbal commitment to Duke University
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 12
2021 highlights:

  • Two-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Won the K.J. Choi Foundation Junior Championship by SK Telecom
  • Runner-up finishes at the Polo Golf Junior Classic at Liberty National and Sung Hyun Park Junior Championship
  • Member of the 2021 PING Junior Solheim Cup U.S. Team

Gloria Nip of (Hong Kong) Port St. Lucie (2024)
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 17
2021 highlights:

  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Won the KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior All-Star Invitational
  • Five top-10 finishes, including third place finish at the AJGA Junior All-Star Invitational presented by adidas Golf

Jacqueline Putrino of Lakewood Ranch, Florida (2022)
Verbal commitment to Florida State University
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 20
2021 highlights:

  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Five top-10 finishes, including third place finish at the AJGA Junior Championship presented by the Spinnaker Foundation
  • Won the Dustin Johnson World Junior

Kiara Romero of San Jose, California (2023)
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 13
2021 highlights:

  • Two-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Won the Polo Golf Junior Classic at Liberty National
  • Three top-10 finishes, including third place finish at the AJGA Lake Las Vegas Junior

Kaitlyn Schroeder of Jacksonville, Florida (2023)
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 14
2021 highlights:

  • Two-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Four top-10 finishes, including T6 finish at the Diamond Resorts ANNIKA Invitational presented by Rolex
  • 2-2 record on Wyndham Cup East Team
  • Member of the PING Junior Solheim Cup U.S. Team

Kelly Xu of Claremont, California (2022)
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 21
2021 highlights:

  • Three-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Won the Under ArmourĀ® / Alison Lee Championship
  • Three top-10 finishes, including T4 finish at the Ping An Bank Open Championship
  • 2-1record on the PING Junior Solheim Cup U.S. Team

Lucy Yuan of (Canada) San Diego, California (2024)
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 11
2021 Highlights:

  • Two-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Won The Lanto Junior Championship
  • Four top-10 finishes, including T2 finish at The PING Invitational

Yunxuan (Michelle) Zhang of (China) Plano, Texas (2022)
Verbal Commitment to Southern Methodist University
Rolex AJGA Ranking: 18
2021 Highlights:

  • Three-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Won the Sergio and Angela Garcia Foundation Junior Championship
  • Three top-10 finishes, including fourth place at the KJ Choi Foundation Texas Junior Championship presented by Mediheal
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