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Rolex Junior All-America Teams | Girls

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The 12 girls on the 2017 Rolex Junior All-America First Team are from six states, Thailand and South Korea. Among the girls, Alyaa Abdulghany, Gina Kim, Emilia Migliaccio, Yujeong Son and 2016 Rolex Junior Player of the Year Paphangkorn Tavatanakit return to the First Team, while two-time AJGA Invitational champion Lucy Li is making her Rolex Junior All-America debut. Abdulghany, Migliaccio and Tavatanakit are the 2017 grads on the team, competing now at the University of Southern California, Wake Forest University and UCLA, respectively.

 

2017 Rolex Junior All-Americans

Girls – First Team

Alyaa Abdulghany, Newport Beach, Calif.

Jennifer Chang, Cary, N.C.

Youngin Chun, Gainesville, Fla.

Rachel Heck, Memphis, Tenn.

Gina Kim, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Lucy Li, Redwood Shores, Calif.

Emilia Migliaccio, Cary, N.C.

Brooke Seay, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.

Erica Shepherd, Greenwood, Ind.

Yujeong Son, Norman, Okla.

Paphangkorn Tavatanakit, Van Nuys, Calif.

Rose Zhang, Irvine, Calif.

 

Girls – Second Team

Amari Avery, Riverside, Calif. (2022)

  • Won the 2017 ClubCorp Mission Hills Desert Junior and Callaway Golf Junior Championship
  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Two top-five AJGA Invitational finishes

Caroline Curtis, Richmond, Va. (2019)

  • Never finished outside the top-15 in five AJGA events in 2017
  • Two-time member of ACDS Junior All-Star Team
  • Two-time AJGA champion

Sadie Englemann, Austin, Texas (2020)

  • Won twice in 2017: Bishops Gate Golf Academy Junior at Horseshoe Bay and Under Armour® / Jordan Spieth Championship presented by American Campus Communities
  • Three-time ACDS Junior All-Star Team member
  • Two-time Rolex Junior All-American

Aubree Jones, Covington, Tenn. (2017)

  • Two-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Finished inside the top-20 in five of six national events this year
  • Freshman at Mississippi State University

Hailey Jones, Dallas, Texas (2019)

  • Three-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Won the 2017 Under Armour® / Hunter Mahan Championship presented by Baylor Scott & White Sports Therapy & Research
  • Member of the 2017 Wyndham Cup West Team

Michaela Morard, Huntsville, Ala. (2020)

  • Won the AJGA Junior All-Star presented by Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy and the Justin Rose Junior All-Star Invitational at Reynolds Lake Oconee
  • Three-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Verbal commitment to University of Alabama

Yealimi Noh, Concord, Calif. (2019)

  • Won the 2017 AJGA Junior at Greenhorn Creek and AJGA Girls Championship
  • Member of the 2017 PING Junior Solheim Cup team
  • Verbal commitment to University of California, Los Angeles

Kaitlyn Papp, Austin, Texas (2017)

  • Five-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Only returning member of the victorious 2015 PING Junior Solheim Cup U.S. Team on the winning 2017 team
  • Freshman at the University of Texas at Austin

Calista Reyes, San Diego, Calif. (2018)

  • Finished inside the top-20 in six of seven national junior golf events in 2017, including third at the Polo Golf Junior Classic
  • Member of the 2017 Wyndham Cup West Team
  • Verbal commitment to Stanford University

Rino Sasaki, Bradenton, Fla. (2017)

  • Never finished outside the top-20 in 2017, including T9 at the Thunderbird International Junior
  • Two-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Playing college golf at University of Washington

Nicole Whiston, San Diego, Calif. (2019)

  • Won the 2017 PING Heather Farr Classic
  • Never finished outside the top-25 in an AJGA event
  • Verbal commitment to University of Tennessee

Lei (Angelina) Ye, Bradenton, Fla. (2019)

  • Two-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Finished inside the top-10 in three AJGA Invitationals in 2017
  • Finished T6 at Rolex Girls Junior Championship

 

Girls – Honorable Mention

Hailey Borja, Lake Forest, Calif. (2019)

  • Finished in the top-five in three AJGA events this season
  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Rolex AJGA Ranking: 52

Phoebe Brinker, Wilmington, Del. (2020)

  • Won the Windham Mountain Resort Junior All-Star for the second consecutive year
  • Member of the 2017 ACDS Junior All-Star Team
  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American

Zoe Antoinette Campos, Valencia, Calif. (2021)

  • Won her first AJGA Invitational in 2017, the KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior All-Star Invitational
  • Made the cut at the El Dorado Shootout on the Symetra Tour at age 14
  • Verbal commitment to UCLA

Hailee Cooper, Montgomery, Texas (2018)

  • Six-time AJGA winner
  • Five-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Verbal commitment to University of Texas at Austin

Macy Fox, Austin, Texas (2020)

  • Won the Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Boyne Highlands and the Cameron McCormick Junior All-Star
  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Finished inside the top-10 in five of six AJGA events in 2017

Virginia Green, Fairhope, Ala. (2017)

  • Finished T5 at the ANNIKA Invitational
  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Freshman at Vanderbilt University

Sophie Guo, Orlando, Fla. (2019)

  • Won the 2017 AJGA Junior at Seagate for her third AJGA victory
  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Verbal commitment to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Jiarui (Joyce) Jin, Encinitas, Calif. (2021)

  • Won the AJGA Junior at RiverWatch
  • Finished inside the top-seven in all six events in her first year with the AJGA
  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American

Gurleen Kaur, Houston, Texas (2018)

  • Finished inside the top-10 in six national events, including runner-up at the Bishops Gate Golf Academy Junior at Horseshoe Bay
  • Two-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Verbal commitment to Baylor University

Jenny Kim, Heathrow, Fla. (2019)

  • Won the Sergio Garcia Foundation Junior Championship
  • Finished inside the top-15 in four of her five events this season
  • Verbal commitment to University of South Florida

Xin (Cindy) Kou, Windermere, Fla. (2021)

  • Won three events in 2017: Amino VITAL® Junior Championship, AJGA City of London Junior Championship and Golf Performance Center Junior Championship
  • Two-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • 2016 ACDS Junior All-Star Team member

Rachel Kuehn, Asheville, N.C. (2019)

  • Won the Bubba Conlee National Junior and the Billy Horschel Junior Championship presented by Zurich, CVS Health and Wyndham Rewards
  • Finished T6 at the Rolex Girls Junior Championship
  • Verbal commitment to Wake Forest University

Alyssa Lamoureux, Seminole, Fla. (2018)

  • Finished inside the top-three in three of five AJGA events in 2017
  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Verbal commitment to University of Central Florida

Cory Lopez, Monterrey, Mexico (2020)

  • Won the 2017 Junior Golf Hub Championship
  • Finished inside the top-20 in six AJGA events in 2017
  • Verbal commitment to University of Arkansas

Ashley Menne, Surprise, Ariz. (2020)

  • Won the ACDS / Ryan Moore Junior at Oakbrook
  • Finished top-10 in six events this season
  • Two-time Rolex Junior All-American

Elizabeth Moon, Forrest City, Ark. (2018)

  • Five top-10 finishes in 2017
  • Semifinalist at the U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship
  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American

Brianna Navarrosa, San Diego, Calif. (2020)

  • Won the 2017 Tathata Golf Junior All-Star Championship and had two 2017 second-place finishes
  • Two-time ACDS Junior All-Star Team member
  • Verbal commitment to the University of Southern California

Alexa Pano, Lake Worth, Fla. (2022)

  • Youngest Rolex Junior All-American in 2017
  • Won the Girls 12-13 Division at 2017 Drive, Chip & Putt Finals
  • Finished inside the top-10 in seven national events in 2017, including second at the AJGA Girls Junior at Disney

Calynne Rosholt, Cedar Park, Texas (2021)

  • Won the 2017 Bass Pro Shops / Payne Stewart Junior Championship
  • Member of the 2017 ACDS Junior All-Star Team
  • First-time Rolex Junior All-American

Karah Sanford, Escondido, Calif. (2019)

  • Finished T3 at the Swinging Skirts AJGA Invitational, her highest finish of the year
  • Three-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • One AJGA win at the 2016 AJGA Junior All-Star at Morongo

Kelly Sim, Edgewater, N.J. (2018)

  • Won twice in 2017: Strategic Communications / Justin Thomas Junior Championship presented by Phocus and the AJGA Junior at Fiddler’s Elbow
  • Two-time Rolex Junior All-American and member of the 2016 Transamerica Scholastic Honor Roll
  • Verbal commitment to Northwestern University

Kailie Vongsaga, Diamond Bar, Calif. (2019)

  • Finished runner-up at the Azahara Munoz Championship by Transamerica and the ACDS / Ryan Moore Junior at Oakbrook
  • Two-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Member of the 2015 ACDS Junior All-Star Team

Susan Xiao, Surrey, British Columbia (2019)

  • Won the Under Armour® Canadian Championship
  • Never finished outside the top-15 in six national junior golf events this season
  • Won the 2017 Canadian Junior Girls Championship

Zixuan (Jennifer) Zhou, Longwood, Fla. (2018)

  • Won the Insperity Invitational / Patrick Reed AJGA Junior Championship presented by Callaway Golf
  • Nine top-10 finishes in her career
  • Verbal commitment to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill