Rolex Junior All-Americans announced by AJGA, Rolex

Ninety-six receive junior golf's top honors

BRASELTON, Ga. – For the 32nd consecutive year, 48 boys and 48 girls have been named Rolex Junior All-Americans. The Rolex Junior All-America Teams annually recognize those players who have established themselves as the world’s premier junior golfers. This year’s selections distinguished themselves through their outstanding play in 82 national events, 66 of which were conducted by the AJGA. The Rolex Junior All-America Teams were determined exclusively through the Polo Golf Rankings as of Oct. 27.

The teams are comprised of 96 junior golfers, ages 13-18, from 20 states and seven foreign countries. These standouts will be honored at the Rolex Junior All-America Awards Banquet Sunday, Nov. 22, at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Former Rolex Junior All-Americans comprise the top players on both the PGA and LPGA Tours. Of the PGA TOUR’s current top-10 money leaders, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Sean O’Hair, and Jim Furyk were all Rolex Junior All-Americans. On the LPGA Tour, Paula Creamer, Brittany Lincicome and Cristie Kerr were named Rolex Junior All-Americans as junior golfers before working their way to the top of the pay-for-play ranks. Other notable professional AJGA alumni who help make up the list of past Rolex Junior All-Americans include Stewart Cink, Ben Curtis, Trevor Immelman, Hunter Mahan, Lucas Glover, Morgan Pressel, In-Bee Park, Angela Park, Brittany Lang and In-Kyung Kim.

Rolex, a supporter of the AJGA since 1983, became an AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. The distinguished timepiece manufacturer is the proprietor of the Rolex Junior Players of the Year, Rolex Junior All-America Teams and the Rolex Junior All-America Awards Banquet. Rolex also sponsors the Rolex Tournament of Champions and the Rolex Girls Junior Championship, two of the AJGA’s most competitive major championships. As a Premier Partner, Rolex is the Founding Partner to the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program and an Official Partner of the biennial PING Junior Solheim Cup.

The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. The largest Association of its kind, the AJGA has an annual junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of more than 5,000 junior golfers from 49 states and 30 foreign countries.

For more information, please contact the AJGA Communications Department at (770) 868-4200.

Detailed information on the Rolex Junior All-America Boys Team

Detailed information on the Rolex Junior All-America Girls Team

Full list of 2009 Rolex Junior All-Americans