The Sean Foley Performance Junior Championship will take place January 15-18 at Timacuan Golf & Country Club in Lake Mary, Florida. The 54-hole stroke play tournament has a 78-player field.
About Sean Foley
One of the biggest names in golf instruction, Sean Foley has coached the likes of 2018 FedExCup Champion and Olympic gold medalist, Justin Rose, 2016 Masters champion, Danny Willett, two-time PGA TOUR champion, Cameron Champ and coached Tiger Woods from 2010 to 2014. He has been voted as the top golf teacher in the world by players on the PGA TOUR.
- Seventh year of event
- 18-hole scoring records: Bailey Shoemaker 67 (2020,) Wocheng (Aden) Ye 63 (2017)
- Seven past champions from Florida (Four girls, Three boys)
About the Field
- 18 college golf commits (Seven verbal, 11 letters of intent)
- 34 Floridians
- 13 countries represented (Canada, China, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Panama, Singapore, South Korea and the United States)
- 16 states represented
Players to Watch
Luke Clanton of Miami Lakes, Florida (2022)
At No. 16 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings, Clanton is a verbal commit to Florida State University. The 2020 ACE Grant recipient captured his first career AJGA victory at the 2020 Arnold Palmer Invitational Junior honoring Jim Bell.
Jay Nimmo of Benton, Kentucky (2021)
A verbal commit to Mississippi State University, Nimmo is No. 20 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings. He had two top-10 finishes in 2020, including second at the Justin Thomas Junior Championship.
John Daly II of Dardanelle, Arkansas (2021)
Daly II is No. 46 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings. The 17-year-old finished sixth at the Junior Orange Bowl to begin January. He finished four times in the top 10 in 2020 including a tie for second at the 2020 AJGA Junior Championship benefiting Make-A-Wish Foundation. He is signed to play college golf at the University of Arkansas.
Yana Wilson of Henderson, Nevada (2024)
Wilson ended 2020 with two top-six finishes including fifth at AJGA Junior Open presented by Greater Zion Convention & Tourism. In 2020, she became the youngest ever to win the Joanne Winter Arizona Silver Belle Tournament. The 14-year-old enters 2021 No. 15 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings.
Emily Zhu of Richmond Hill, Ontario (2022)
Zhu began her 2021 with a win at the Junior Orange Bowl. At No. 69 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings Zhu finished T15 at the 2020 ANNIKA Invitational USA presented by Rolex. The 16-year-old also finished T11 at the 2020 Michigan PGA Women’s Open.
Darrelyn Webster of Austin, Texas (2023)
At No. 113 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings the Anderson sophomore was named the Outstanding Player of the Year her freshman year of high school. Her best finish of 2020 was T3the AJGA Junior at River Crossing.