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Rolex Junior All-America Teams | Boys

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The 12 boys on the 2017 Rolex Junior All-America First Team hail from eight states, China and Australia. All but two of the boys, Kaiwen Liu of San Diego, and Shuai Ming Wong of The Woodlands, Texas, competed at the inaugural 2017 Junior Presidents Cup. Goodwin is the only returning member to the First Team, while Prescott Butler of Old Westbury, New York; Joe Highsmith of Lakewood, Washington; William Mouw of Chino, California; and Wong are first-time Rolex Junior All-America honorees. Kaiwen Liu is the lone 2017 grad on the team, earning honors for the fourth time and now competing for the University of California, Berkeley.

 

2017 Rolex Junior All-Americans

Boys – First Team

Garrett Barber, Stuart, Fla.

Akshay Bhatia, Wake Forest, N.C.

Prescott Butler, Old Westbury, N.Y.

Canon Claycomb, Bowling Green, Ky.

Noah Goodwin, Corinth, Texas

Joe Highsmith, Lakewood, Wash.

Kaiwen Liu, San Diego, Calif.

William Mouw, Chino, Calif.

Trent Phillips, Inman, S.C.

Karl Vilips, Wesley Chapel, Fla.

Shuai Ming Wong, The Woodlands, Texas

Wocheng (Aden) Ye, Lake Mary, Fla.

 

Boys – Second Team

Jake Beber-Frankel, Miami, Fla. (2020)

  • Finished T2 at The Junior PLAYERS Championship presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf
  • Finished fourth at the KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior All-Star Invitational
  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American

Jacob Bridgeman, Inman, S.C. (2018)

  • Finished T4 at the Trusted Choice Big I National Championship
  • Member of the 2017 Junior Presidents Cup U.S. Team
  • Verbal commitment to Clemson University

Ryan Burnett, Lafayette, Calif. (2018)

  • Finished T2 at The PING Invitational
  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Verbal commitment to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Reid Davenport, Austin, Texas (2018)

  • Finished runner-up at the Junior PGA Championship
  • Two-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Verbal commitment to Vanderbilt University

Ryan Grider, Lewisville, Texas (2017)

  • Finished his junior stroke-play career with a seventh-place finish at the Thunderbird International Junior
  • Two-time Wyndham Cup West Team member
  • Freshman at Baylor University

Eugene Hong, Orlando, Fla. (2018)

  • Finished second at the Haas Family Invitational presented by BB&T
  • Three-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Verbal commitment to University of Florida

Won Jun Lee, Wesley Chapel, Fla. (2017)

  • Finished T4 at the Thunderbird International Junior
  • Three-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Three-time Wyndham Cup East Team member

Sean Maruyama, Encino, Calif. (2018)

  • Finished T6 at the CB&I / Simplify Boys Championship at Carlton Woods
  • Two-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Verbal commitment to UCLA

Logan McAllister, Oklahoma City, Okla. (2018)

  • Finished T2 at The Junior PLAYERS Championship presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf
  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Verbal commitment to University of Oklahoma

Cole Ponich, Farmington, Utah (2019)

  • Won the 2017 Bobby Chapman Junior Invitational and the AJGA Preview at La Purisima presented by Explore Lompoc
  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Rolex AJGA Ranking: 20

Michael Sanders, Davidson, N.C. (2018)

  • Two top-five AJGA Invitational finishes in 2017
  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Verbal commitment to LSU

Travis Vick, Houston, Texas (2019)

  • Two top-10 AJGA Invitational finishes in 2017: Thunderbird International Junior and The Junior PLAYERS Championship presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf
  • Two-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Member of the 2017 Wyndham Cup West Team

 

Boys – Honorable Mention

Fred Biondi, Port St. Lucie, Fla. (2019)

  • Finished T2 at The PING Invitational
  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Rolex AJGA Ranking: 24

Ricky Castillo, Yorba Linda, Calif. (2019)

  • Reached Round of 16 at the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship
  • Two-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Verbal commitment to University of Florida

Sam Choi, Anaheim, Calif. (2018)

  • Finished second at the IMG Academy Junior World Championship
  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Verbal commitment to University of New Mexico

Parker Coody, Plano, Texas (2018)

  • Finished top-10 in four national events this year
  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Verbal commitment to University of Texas

Kyle Cox, Carrollton, Texas (2018)

  • Four top-10 finishes in national junior golf events
  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Verbal commitment to Mississippi State University

Ryan Gerard, Raleigh, N.C. (2017)

  • Finished T3 at the TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior at Innisbrook
  • Two-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Freshman at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Noah Gillard, Greenwood, Ind. (2018)

  • Won the 2017 Scott Robertson Memorial
  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Verbal commitment to University of Illinois

Aman Gupta, Concord, N.C.

  • Quarterfinalist at the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship
  • Two top-10 finishes in AJGA events in 2017
  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American

Ryan Hall, Knoxville, Tenn. (2018)

  • Won the 2017 AJGA City of London Junior Championship
  • Two-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Verbal commitment to University of South Carolina

Cole Hammer, Houston, Texas (2018)

  • Finished eighth at the Thunderbird International Junior
  • Three-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Verbal commitment to University of Texas at Austin

Derek Hitchner, Minneapolis, Minn. (2018)

  • Won the 2017 Under Armour® / Gary Woodland Championship
  • Member of the 2017 Transamerica Scholastic Honor Roll
  • Verbal commitment to Pepperdine University

Turner Hosch, Dallas, Texas (2019)

  • Won the Bishops Gate Golf Academy Junior at Horseshoe Bay
  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Verbal commitment to University of Oklahoma

McClure Meissner, San Antonio, Texas (2017)

  • Finished third at the Western Junior Championship
  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Freshman at Southern Methodist University

William Moll, Houston, Texas (2019)

  • Two top-10 AJGA Invitational finishes in 2017
  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Verbal commitment to Vanderbilt University

Charles Osborne, Reno, Nev. (2018)

  • Won the 2017 Under Armour® / Jordan Spieth Championship presented by American Campus Communities
  • Two-time Transamerica Scholastic Honor Roll member
  • Verbal commitment to Southern Methodist University

John Pak, Scotch Plains, N.J. (2017)

  • Finished T4 at the Polo Golf Junior Classic
  • Three-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Freshman at Florida State University

Julian Perico, Howey-In-The-Hills, Fla. (2018)

  • Won the Memorial Junior and the IMG Academy Junior World Championship
  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Verbal commitment to University of Arkansas

Jackson Rivera, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. (2021)

  • Won the 2017 KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior All-Star Invitational
  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Verbal commitment to University of Southern California

Cameron Sisk, El Cajon, Calif. (2018)

  • Finished T4 at the PING Heather Farr Classic
  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Verbal commitment to Arizona State University

Bryan Wiyang Teoh, Jupiter, Fla. (2018)

  • Finished T5 at the TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior at Innisbrook
  • Two-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Verbal commitment to UCLA

Daulet Tuleubayev, Almaty, Kazakhstan (2018)

  • Three top-10 AJGA finishes in 2017
  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • First Rolex Junior All-American from Kazakhstan in history

Jackson Van Paris, Pinehurst, N.C. (2021)

  • Won the 2017 Justin Rose Junior All-Star Invitational at Reynolds Lake Oconee and the AJGA Junior All-Star at Forsgate
  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Member of the 2017 ACDS Junior All-Star Team

Alexander Vogelsong, Palm City, Fla. (2019)

  • Finished inside the top-10 in four of his six events in 2017
  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Verbal commitment to Auburn University

Sampson-Yunhe Zheng, Orlando, Fla. (2020)

  • Won the AJGA Junior at The Seagate
  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Rolex AJGA Ranking: 43