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Rolex Junior Player of the Year | Rachel Heck

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Class of 2020

Verbal commitment to Stanford University

Rolex AJGA Ranking: 1

Memphis, Tennessee

Heck is ranked No. 1 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings, No. 2 in the Junior Golf Scoreboard Rankings, No. 3 in the Golfweek Girls Junior Rankings and No. 32 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings. The sophomore at St. Agnes Academy won her first AJGA Invitational in 2017, the Rolex Girls Junior Championship.

Verbally committed to Stanford University, Heck has not finished outside the top-10 in a national junior golf event since June 2016. During this time, she won the Bubba Conlee National Junior, was a semifinalist at the Polo Golf Junior Classic, finished T2 at the ANA Junior Inspiration and runner-up at the Thunderbird International Junior. Heck is a three-time Rolex Junior All-American and member of the 2015 ACDS Junior All-Star Team. Heck was the youngest competitor to make the cut at the U.S. Women’s Open in Bedminster, New Jersey, in July and was named the USA Today High School Girls Golfer of the Year in June. She went 2-0-2 as a member of the victorious 2017 Wyndham Cup East Team and 3-0-0 as a member of the victorious PING Junior Solheim Cup U.S. Team.

“Being named the Rolex Junior Player of the Year is a dream come true,” Heck said. “I am humbled to be added to the list of names of all the amazing golfers who have won this award, and I am incredibly grateful to the AJGA, Rolex and to everyone who has helped make this possible.”

Rank Event R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
1 Rolex Girls Junior Championship 67 69 72 70 278
2 Thunderbird International Junior 68 73 69   210
T2 ANA Junior Inspiration 73 75 69   217
T4 2017 Kathy Whitworth Invitational 73 72     145
T5 ANNIKA Invitational 69 70 75   214
T3 2016 Polo Golf Junior Classic 77 69     146