Rolex Girls Junior Championship
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Rolex Girls Junior Championship

Talley crowned 2023 champion of Rolex Girls Junior Championship

Talley wins first Invitational by two stokes
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Final-Round Results

Johns Island, SC. - Asterisk Talley of Chowchilla, California, won the 2023 Rolex Girls Junior Championship with a 72-hole total score of 7-under-par 281.

Talley, No. 31 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings, held strong and finished the final round with a score of 3-under-par 69, including a long birdie putt on No. 18. This is Talley's second consecutive win after winning the 2023 Se Ri Pak Desert Junior presented by Bay Area Lyme Foundation. The 14-year-old was one of the youngest in the field, as one of five members of the Class of 2027.

I never thought that I could win something like this, but leading up to Rolex Girls, I have been playing well and it gave me the confidence to compete at this high-caliber level.
Asterisk Talley

Talley is a 2022 Rolex Junior All-American and this is her second appearance at Rolex Girls Junior Championship, she finished T12 in 2022. This is her third-career AJGA victory and her seventh AJGA top-10 finish.

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Yana Wilson of Henderson, Nevada, finished in second place with a total of 5-under-par 283. Wilson is the No. 3 player in the Rolex AJGA Rankings. Wilson battled Talley for the lead spot all through the back nine, but fell just two shots short.

In third place, Irene Kim of Woodstock, Maryland, finished 4-under-par 284. She carded 15 birdies throughout the four round tournament. At No. 32 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings this is her eighth AJGA top-10 finish.

In fourth place, Alisa Inprasit of Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand finished with a total of 3-over-par 291. Inprasit is No. 78 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings. This is her first appearance in the Rolex Girls Junior Championship and her fourth top-10 AJGA finish.

In a two-way tie for fifth, Megan Meng of Pennington, New Jersey and Anna Haung of (Canada) Coto De Caza, California, both finished at 3-over-par 289. Meng is verbally committed to Northwestern University. This is Huang's third top-10 AJGA Invitational finish.

In seventh place, Kylie Chong of Torrance, California, finished with a total of 2-over-par 290. This is her second Rolex Girls Junior Championship top-10 finish. Chong is verbally committed to the University of Southern California.

In a three-way tie for eighth, Chloe Kovelesky of Boca Raton, Florida, Scarlett Schremmer of Birmingham, Alabama, and Alice Ziyi Zhao of (China) Irving, California, finished 3-over-par 291. This is Kovelesky's first AJGA appearance and her best finish. Schremmer is was a 2022 Rolex Junior All-Star and Zhao is No. 5 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings.

About the Rolex Girls Junior Championship Field
Since 1992, the competition brings together one of the strongest fields in junior golf. The 2023 event will include eight of the top 20 girls in the Rolex AJGA Rankings.

Of the 72 player field, 54 girls have at least one career AJGA victory. Representatives from eight foreign countries and 20 U.S. states are set to compete in one of the AJGA’s most iconic all-girls events. There are also 22 players have committed verbally or with a National Letter of Intent to play college golf.

Rolex Girls Junior Championship History
The Rolex Girls Junior Championship has occurred annually since 1992, changing host venues each year. Noteworthy courses include: LPGA International – Champions and Legends Course (2002-2005), Long Cove Club (2010), The Country Club of North Carolina – Dogwood Course (2015), and Promontory Club – Dye Canyon Course (2018).

The event returns to The Club at Briar's Creek for the first time since 2019. LPGA Tour rookie Alexa Pano won the 2019 Rolex Girls Junior Championship by four strokes with scores of 70-67-67-70 finish at 14-under-par 274. Pano was the youngest player to ever win an AJGA title at 12 years and 11 days at the PDQ/Philadelphia Runner Junior. She is a five-time Rolex Junior All-American.

Past champions of the Rolex Girls Junior Championship include an AJGA all-star cast: Rose Zhang (2020), Rachel Heck (2017), Alison Lee (2013), Ariya Jutanugarn (2012, 2011), Morgan Pressel (2005), Paula Creamer (2003), and Inbee Park (2002).

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