Michael Pisciotta of Alpharetta, Ga., and Nicole Morales of South Salem, N.Y., will join the American Junior Golf Association Board of Directors upon being selected Player Representatives for the 2013 season.
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the AJGA is governed by a Board of Directors, which meets quarterly to discuss relevant topics concerning the state of the Association. Player Representatives are the voice of the AJGA membership, which has exceeded 5,000 each year since 2006 and reached a record high in 2012.
Working with the people that make the AJGA events possible is a great honor, Pisciotta said. Im really looking forward to being on the board because it is such an honor and having the opportunity to help the AJGA as much as I can is really special.
Morales, 16, had a breakout season in 2012, earning first-team Rolex Junior All-America honors and five top-10 finishes, including a victory at the Genesis Junior Open and a T9 showing at the U.S. Girls Junior Championship. She began her 2012 campaign with a win at the 2011 Polo Golf Junior Classic, defeating Jessica Vasilic in the match play final, 3 and 1. The South Salem, N.Y., native combined her success on the links with strong academics, earning a place on the 2012 HP Scholastic Honor Roll, which recognizes high school juniors and seniors with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
I am so excited and honored especially after watching Casey (Danielson) and Gavin (Hall) excel in this position last year, Morales said. Being nominated is a huge honor and I am excited to work with my fellow rep, Michael.
Morales plans to use her position as a player representative to learn more about the AJGA and make informed decisions on behalf of her fellow competitors.