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2021 Rolex Scholastic Junior All-Americans Announced

40 honored for academic and athletic excellence
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The nation’s brightest minds and best junior golfers were named as Rolex Scholastic Junior All-Americans, the American Junior Golf Association announced on November 16th. Originally created in 1988, the 2021 list recognizes the achievements of top junior golfers who also demonstrated excellence in academics.

This group of 40 Rolex Scholastic Junior All-Americans represent the best and brightest in the AJGA. They exemplify sportsmanship on the golf course, citizenship in their schools and embody the AJGA’s mission.
Stephen Hamblin, AJGA Executive Director

The 40 Rolex Scholastic All-Americans are from 17 states and two countries: Singapore and Hong Kong. 2021 Rolex Junior Player of Megha Ganne of Holmdel, New Jersey, headlines the group of forty. The Stanford University verbal commit was honored last month after finishing the 2021 season at No. 1 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings.

The AJGA partners with Rolex, a longstanding supporter of both the organization and of the sport of golf at all levels, to challenge the academic and athletic efforts of its members each year through the Rolex Scholastic Junior All-America honors. To determine this annual honor, the AJGA uses a juniors high school GPA to systemically compare applicants from the high school graduating class of 2022. In 2021, Rolex Scholastic Junior All-Americans averaged an high school GPA of 4.52, SAT score of 1500 and ACT score of 34.

Criteria to earn Rolex Scholastic Junior All-America honors include a top-10 finish in an AJGA Open or Invitational event (events played between October 2, 2020, and September 12, 2021), a minimum test score of 1450 SAT, 33 ACT and a minimum 3.5 weighted GPA on the 4.0 scale.

In addition, the top 12 boys and top 12 girls based on the Rolex AJGA Rankings who were not already qualified as of October 19, were invited to compete in the Rolex Tournament of Champions at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, November 20-25. The event annually gathers top players, including award winners, and signals the official opening of the next season of national junior golf competition for the Rolex AJGA Rankings.

The complete list of year-end #RolexTOC invitees include:

Boys Division:

  • Harris Barth of Atlanta, Georgia
  • Nathan Drogin of Essex Fells, New Jersey
  • Daniel Heo of (South Korea) Cypress, California
  • Cameron Keith of Alamo, California
  • Will King of Olathe, Kansas
  • Ben Loomis of New Canaan, Connecticut
  • William Love of Atlanta, Georgia
  • Zachary Ong of (Singapore) Scarsdale, New York
  • Neil Parasher of Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Peter Sheakley of Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Aidan Tran of Fresno, California
  • Ryan Voois of Ladera Ranch, California

Girls Division:

  • Adrian Anderson of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
  • Iris Cao of Duluth, Georgia
  • Josephine Genereux of Greenwich, Connecticut
  • Victoria Kim of West Chester, Pennsylvania
  • Euna Lee of Irvine, California
  • Bridget O'Keefe of Palo Alto, California
  • Charissa Shang of Calabasas, California
  • Kimberly Shen of Johns Creek, Georgia
  • Julie Shin of Brambleton, Virginia
  • Yoko Tai of (Singapore) Windermere, Florida
  • Sophie Thai of Los Altos, California
  • Xinyi (Iris) Wang of (Hong Kong) Lake Mary, Florida

2021 Rolex Scholastic Junior All-Americans Ganne, Bridget Ma of Orlando, Florida, Catherine Rao of Camarillo, California, Sophie Zhang-Murphy of Saratoga, California, and Ethan Evans of Mercer Island, Washington, will also make Rolex Tournament of Champions appearances based on their year-end position in the Rolex AJGA Rankings.

Rao, Ma, and Zhang-Murphy also earned Rolex Junior All-America honors this season.

Rao, who competed alongside Ganne on the 2021 PING Junior Solheim Cup U.S. Team, finished the season at No. 31 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings. The Princeton University verbal commitment also competed on the Wyndham Cup West Team.

Ma, who finished the season at No. 38 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings, notched two wins this year at the Arnold Palmer Invitational Junior honoring Jim Bell and the Junior Golf Hub Championship presented by John D. Mineck Foundation.

Former Rolex 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), Boyd Summerhays (1994), Tiffany Joh (2004), Scott Langley (2005), Patrick Rodgers (2009, 2010) and Lauren Kim (2011).

About Rolex

An unrivalled reputation for quality and expertise

Rolex is an integrated and independent Swiss watch manufacture. Headquartered in Geneva, the brand is recognized the world over for its expertise and the quality of its products – symbols of excellence, elegance and prestige. The movements of its Oyster Perpetual and Cellini watches are certified by COSC, then tested in-house for their precision, performance and reliability. The Superlative Chronometer certification, symbolized by the green seal, confirms that each watch has successfully undergone tests conducted by Rolex in its own laboratories according to its own criteria. These are periodically validated by an independent external organization.

The word “Perpetual” is inscribed on every Rolex Oyster watch. But more than just a word on a dial, it is a philosophy that embodies the company’s vision and values. Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of the company, instilled a notion of perpetual excellence that would drive the company forward. This led Rolex to pioneer the development of the wristwatch and numerous major watchmaking innovations, such as the Oyster, the first waterproof wristwatch, launched in 1926, and the Perpetual rotor self-winding mechanism, invented in 1931. In the course of its history, Rolex has registered over 500 patents. At its four sites in Switzerland, the brand designs, develops and produces the majority of its watch components, from the casting of the gold alloys to the machining, crafting, assembly and finishing of the movement, case, dial and bracelet. Furthermore, the brand is actively involved in supporting the arts and culture, sport and exploration, as well as those who are devising solutions to preserve the planet.

Boys Division

Russell Ahmed
Blacklick, Ohio (2022)
GPA: 4.45
ACT: 35
Best 2021 Finish: T9, Randy Wise Junior Open

Harris Barth
Atlanta, Ga. (2022)
Verbal Commitment to Furman University
GPA: 98.06
SAT: 1550
Best 2021 Finish: T10, Sam Burns Classic at The Landings Club

Charlie Bundy
Urbana, Md. (2022)
GPA: 93.37%
SAT: 1450
Best 2021 Finish: T5, AJGA Junior at Carolina Trace

Sam Davis
Jacksonville, Fla. (2022)
GPA: 4.8571
SAT: 1530
Best 2021 Finish: T7, AJGA Junior at Oldfield

Nathan Drogin
Essex Fells, N.J. (2022)
GPA: 4.13
SAT: 1570
Best 2021 Finish: T4, AJGA Dana Incorporated Junior Open

Ethan Evans
Mercer Island, Wash. (2022)
Verbal commitment to Duke University
GPA: 3.794
SAT: 1460
Best 2021 Finish: 2, Justin Thomas Junior Championship

Daniel Heo
(South Korea) Cypress, Calif. (2022)
Verbal commitment to the University of California, Berkeley
GPA: 4.25
SAT: 1450
Best 2021 Finish: 2, Transamerica Junior Open

Jack Inabnit
Clarendon Hills, Ill. (2022)
GPA: 4.7568
SAT: 1460
Best 2021 Finish: T8, Greenwood Junior Championship

Cameron Keith
Alamo, Calif. (2022)
Verbal Commitment to Dartmouth University
GPA: 4.23
SAT: 1510
Best 2021 Finish: 3, AJGA Junior at San Jose presented by Live View Sports

Will King
Olathe, Kan. (2022)
GPA: 4.405
ACT: 33
Best 2021 Finish: 3, Bass Pro Shops / Payne Stewart Junior Championship

Ben Loomis
New Canaan, Conn. (2022)
GPA: 3.892
ACT: 34
Best 2021 Finish: T6, Celadon Club Junior Championship hosted by Marina Alex

William Love
Atlanta, Ga. (2022)
Verbal Commitment to Duke University
GPA: 97.03
SAT: 1460
Best 2021 Finish: T11, Jack Burke Jr. Invitational

Bach Ngo
Frederick, Md. (2022)
GPA: 4.8571
SAT: 1520
Best 2021 Finish: T8, UHY Baltimore Junior

Zachary Ong
(Singapore) Scarsdale, N.Y. (2022)
GPA: 4.44
SAT: 1550
Best 2021 Finish: 3, Junior Golf Hub Championship presented by John D. Mineck Foundation

Neil Parasher
Albuquerque, N.M. (2022)
GPA: 4.4
ACT: 33
Best 2021 Finish: T9, AJGA Championship presented by Stuart Francis, Princeton Varsity Golf ‘74

Preston Rouse
Houston, Texas (2022)
GPA: 6.3143
SAT: 1450
Best 2021 Finish: T8, Three Little Birds Memorial AJGA Open

Peter Sheakley
Cincinnati, Ohio (2022)
GPA: 4.226
ACT: 34
Best 2021 Finish: T2, Circle K Junior Championship hosted by Otter Creek

Aidan Tran
Fresno, Calif. (2022)
Verbal Commitment to Georgia Tech University
GPA: 4.3889
SAT: 1520
Best 2021 Finish: Won, AJGA Junior at San Jose presented by Live View Sports

Drew Van Dyke
Charlotte, N.C. (2022)
GPA: 4.05
ACT: 34
Best 2021 Finish: T4, Natural Resource Partners Bluegrass Junior presented by Encova Insurance

Ryan Voois
Ladera Ranch, Calif. (2022)
Verbal Commitment to the University of Illinois
GPA: 4.7143
SAT: 1530
Best 2021 Finish: T2, AJGA Junior at Ruby Hill presented by Visit Tri-Valley

Jon Wang
Melbourne, Fla. (2022)
GPA: 4.6
SAT: 1570
Best 2021 Finish: 9, AJGA Junior at Oldfield and AJGA Junior at Stoneybrook

Girls Division

Adrian Anderson
Murrells Inlet, S.C. (2022)
Verbal Commitment to College of Charleston
GPA: 5.303
ACT: 33
Best 2021 Finish: 7, AJGA Junior at 12 Oaks

Nathalie Benrey
Atherton, Calif. (2022)
GPA: 4.438
ACT: 34
Best 2021 Finish: T8, Three Little Birds Memorial AJGA Open

Bridget Boczar
Canton, Mich. (2022)
GPA: 4.0556
SAT: 1520
Best 2021 Finish: 7, UHY Detroit Junior at Forest Lake

Iris Cao
Duluth, Ga. (2022)
Verbal Commitment to Dartmouth College
GPA: 4.5
ACT: 33
Best 2021 Finish: Won, Natural Resource Partners Bluegrass Junior presented by Encova Insurance

Megha Ganne
Holmdel, N.J. (2022)
Verbal Commitment to Stanford University
GPA: 4.44
SAT: 1460
Best 2021 Finish: 3, Diamond Resorts ANNIKA Invitational presented by Rolex, Member of PING Junior Solheim Cup U.S. Team, 2021 Rolex Junior Player of the Year

Josephine Genereux
Greenwich, Conn. (2022)
Verbal Commitment to University of Virginia
GPA: 96/100
ACT: 34
Best 2021 Finish: 3, The Lanto Junior Championship

Victoria Kim
West Chester, Pa. (2022)
Verbal Commitment to Williams College
GPA: 4.793
SAT: 1520
Best 2021 Finish: T3, Junior Golf Hub Championship presented by John D. Mineck Foundation

Euna Lee
Irvine, Calif. (2022)
Verbal Commitment to Williams College
GPA: 4.5
ACT: 35
Best 2021 Finish: T3, AJGA Senior Showcase and Junior Golf Hub Championship presented by John D. Mineck Foundation

Bridget Ma
Orlando, Fla. (2022)
GPA: 4.86
SAT: 1520
Best 2021 Finish: Won, Arnold Palmer Invitational Junior honoring Jim Bell and Junior Golf Hub Championship presented by John D. Mineck Foundation

Bridget O'Keefe
Palo Alto, Calif. (2022)
GPA: 4.15
SAT: 1`520
Best 2021 Finish: 2, Se Ri Pak Desert Junior

Catherine Rao
Camarillo, Calif. (2022)
Verbal Commitment to Princeton University
GPA: 4.79
ACT: 34
Best 2021 Finish: 6, The PING Invitational, Member of Wyndham Cup West Team and PING Junior Solheim Cup U.S. Team

Dani Grace Schrock
Pontiac, Ill. (2022)
Verbal Commitment to Illinois State University
GPA: 4.0
SAT: 1400, ACT: 33
Best 2021 Finish: 8, D.A. Points Junior Open

Charissa Shang
Calabasas, Calif. (2022)
GPA: 4.61
ACT: 35
Best 2021 Finish: Won, Killington Junior Golf Championship presented by Junior Golf Hub

Kimberly Shen
Johns Creek, Ga. (2022)
GPA: 98.84
SAT: 1490
Best 2021 Finish: 4, AJGA Junior at Canebrake Club, Natural Resource Partners Bluegrass Junior presented by Encova Insurance and D.A. Points Junior Open

Julie Shin
Brambleton, Va. (2022)
GPA: 4.54
SAT: 1470
Best 2021 Finish: Won, Sam Burns Classic at The Landings Club

Yoko Tai
(Singapore) Windermere, Fla. (2022)
Verbal Commitment to Columbia University
GPA: 4.46
SAT: 1470
Best 2021 Finish: T9, Billy Horschel Junior Championship presented by Zurich

Sophie Thai
Los Altos, Calif. (2022)
GPA: 4.42
ACT: 34
Best 2021 Finish: 2, AJGA Junior at Copper Valley

Xinyi (Iris) Wang
(Hong Kong) Lake Mary, Fla. (2022)
GPA: 4.68
SAT: 1490
Best 2021 Finish: T5, Ben An Junior Championship

Ashley Yen
Houston, Texas (2022)
Verbal Commitment to Yale University
GPA: 98.18
SAT: 1580
Best 2021 Finish: T5, GreatLIFE Junior Challenge by Sanford Health

Sophie Zhang-Murphy
Saratoga, Calif. (2022)
GPA: 4.12
SAT: 1500
Best 2021 Finish: T10, Rolex Girls Junior Championship, Member of Wyndham Cup West Team