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Wolff, Papp named AJGA Player Representatives

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Matthew Wolff of Agoura Hills, California, and Kaitlyn Papp of Austin, Texas, will join the American Junior Golf Association Board of Directors upon being selected Player Representatives for the 2016 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 includes more than 6,300 members from all 48 states and more than 50 foreign countries.
 
An AJGA member since 2014, Wolff has established himself as a top player. Wolff's energy and commitment to the AJGA's Pace of Play program sets an example for his peers. He claimed a victory in 2014 at the Junior All-Star at Tanglewood and has put together nine top-10 finshes at AJGA events. Wolff, a 2017 grad, was a member of the victorious West Wyndham Cup team and was named a First Team Rolex Junior All-American in 2015. In addition to playing golf, Wolff volunteers with the Ventura County Junior Golf Association as a mentor and leader for younger players. He played in his first tournament with the VCJGA and enjoys giving back.
 
"I am honored to be a player representative for the AJGA," Wolff said. "I am looking forward to getting to know some of the behind the scenes work that goes into their great tournaments. I am also looking forward to learning the business and foundation aspects of the AJGA."
 
Papp's appointment as Player Representative highlights an incredible year for the three-time Rolex Junior All-American. She claimed a victory at the AJGA Girls Championship and placed inside the top seven at three tournaments, including The PING Invitational. In 2014 she won The PING Invitational and over the course of four AJGA seasons, Papp, 17, has competed on the PING Junior Solheim Cup U.S. squad and represented the West at the Wyndham Cup twice. She has also put together a total of 16 top-10 finishes at AJGA tournaments. A 2017 grad, she has verbally committed to the University of Texas. In addition to her golf career, Papp is involved in her church and with an organization called CapCity Kids which helps homeless children in the Austin area. 
 
"It's a huge honor to be a player representative and I'm extremely humbled to be chosen to represent the AJGA for 2016," Papp said. "This means a lot and I'm excited to learn more about the AJGA and see how it's run. "The AJGA has afforded me some very special opportunities and has helped me grow not only as a golfer, but as a person. I'm looking forward to a fun year representing the AJGA members with Matt."
 
Wolff and Papp follow in the footsteps of Brad Dalke of Hobart, Oklahoma, and Andrea Lee of Hermosa Beach, California, who served as Player Representatives for the 2015 season.
 
Past Player Representatives
 
2015
Brad Dalke
Andrea Lee
 
2014
Jorge Garcia
Samantha Wagner
 
2013
Michael Pisciotta
Nicole Morales
 
2012
Gavin Hall
Casey Danielson
 
2011
Trey Kaahanui
Mariah Stackhouse
 
2010
Anthony Paolucci
Grace Na
 
2009
Talor Gooch
Austin Ernst
 
2008
Brinson Paolini
Jane Rah
 
2007
Gregor Main
Lila Barton
 
2006
Arnond Vongvanij
Kimberly Donovan
 
2005
Jordan Cox
Morgan Pressel
 
2004
Jon Curran
Amanda Blumenherst
 
2003
Webb Simpson
Jennifer Pandolfi
 
2002
Roberto Castro
Anna Grzebien
 
2001
Will Armstrong
Courtney Jones
 
2000
Mike Barbosa
Ina Kim
 
1999
Ryan HyblLeigh
Anne Hardin
 
1998
J.C. DeLeon
Kim Rowton
 
1997
Jason Allred
Angela Jerman
 
1996
Boyd Summerhays
Beth Bauer
 
1995
Edward Loar
Lauren Jeske
 
1994
Michael Henderson
Jody Niemann
 
1993
Thomas Parker
Kellee Booth
 
1992
Derek Jackson
Heather Bowie
 
1991
Hunter Johnson
Lisa Cornwell
 
1990
John (JJ) West
Vicki Goetze
 
1989
Justin Leonard
Vicki Goetze
 
1988
Phil Mickelson
Terri Thompson
 
1987
Sam Wilkins
Terri Thompson
 
1986
Jeff Barlow
Kristin Parker
 
1985
Chuck Siessman
Cissye Meeks
 
1984
Brian Watts
Nancy Macagnone
 
1983
Rich Marik
Kris Tschetter
 
1982
Billy Andrade
Heather Farr
 
1981
Tommy Moore
Heather Farr
 
1980
Tommy Moore
Heather Farr