Twenty Players Named as Best Junior Golfers, Ages 12-15, In The World

 

Twenty junior golfers earned recognition as the best in the world during the 2020 season, the American Junior Golf Association announced Tuesday.

The AJGA’s annual Junior All-Star Team recognizes the top players, ages 12-15, based on the Rolex AJGA Rankings. The top nine boys and top nine girls were determined as of August 27, 2020, while the final boy and girl spots were awarded to the boy and girl with the best Rolex AJGA Ranking as of September 3, 2020. Eligibility for the team of 10 boys and 10 girls includes current-season play in at least two AJGA Junior All-Star Series tournaments, which also included the KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior All-Star Invitational. AJGA Junior All-Star Series events were conducted across the country from June through September.

Members of the AJGA Junior All-Star Team also competed in the AJGA Junior All-Star Invitational at Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in Norman, Oklahoma, October 9-12.

Since 2002, AJGA Junior All-Star Team alumni include college and professional standouts Jordan Spieth (2007), Rickie Fowler (2004), Morgan Hoffmann (2004), Beau Hossler (2009), Braden Thornberry (2012), Peter Uihlein (2004), Bud Cauley (2005), Vicky Hurst (2005), Cheyenne Woods (2005) and Alison Lee (2007).

2020 AJGA Junior All-Star Team Members

Boys

Anton Ouyang

KUSH ARORA | Pleasanton, California | Class of 2023 | Amador Valley High School

· T113 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings
· Five AJGA top-20 finishes
· Third, 2020 KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior All-Star Invitational

BEN DELAROSA | Dallas, Texas | Class of 2023 | Jesuit College Preparatory School
· T83 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings
· First, 2020 KJ Choi Foundation Texas Junior Championship presented by Mediheal
· Seven AJGA top-10 finishes

ETHAN GAO | Alpharetta, Georgia | Class of 2023 | The Westminster Schools

· No. 25 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings

· First, 2020 Callaway Golf Junior Classic presented by UHY
· Seven AJGA top-5 finishes

CY NORMAN | Benton, Illinois | Class of 2023 | Benton High School
· No. 86 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings
· First, 2020 AJGA AJGA Stan Utley and Mid-America Youth Golf Foundation Junior All-Star

· Six AJGA top-20 finishes

ANTON OUYANG | San Jose, California | Class of 2022 | Lynbrook High School
· No. 141 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings

· T2, 2020 AJGA Junior All-Star at Morongo

· Five top-10 AJGA finishes

· Verbal commitment to University of California, Los Angeles

JAIVIR PANDE | Houston, Texas | Class of 2023 | Kinkaid School
· No. 64 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings
· Fourth, 2020 KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior All-Star Invitational

· Seven AJGA top-10 finishes

ANAWIN PIKULTHONG | Gilbert, Arizona | Class of 2023 | Hamilton High School
· No. 26 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings

· First, 2020 AJGA Thunderbird Junior All-Star
· Eight AJGA top-20 finishes
· Verbal commitment to Arizona State University

SIHAN SANDHU | Ashburn, Virginia| Class of 2024
· No. 102 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings
· First, 2020 AJGA Junior Open presented by VisitFayettevilleNC.com

· Eight AJGA top-10 finishes

BRAEDEN SLADEK | Alexandria, Minnesota | Class of 2023 | Alexandria Area High School
· No. 88 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings
· First, 2020 Wincraft / McArthur Towel & Sports Future Legends
· Five AJGA top-10 finishes

JUSTIN SUI | Lake Orion, Michigan | Class of 2020 | Lake Orion High School
· 2019 AJGA Scholastic Honor Roll
· Seven AJGA top-10 finishes

Girls

Catherine Rao

CAROLINE DASCH | Austin, Texas | Class of 2023 | Anderson High School
· No. 182 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings
· Second, 2020 AJGA Junior All-Star at Quail Creek presented by City of Robinson
· Three AJGA top-10 finishes

SARA IM | Duluth, Georgia | Class of 2023 | Lambert School
· No. 26 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings
· Four AJGA victories
· 13 AJGA top-10 finishes

FRANCES KIM | Rolling Hills Estate, California | Class of 2023 | Palos Verdes High School
· No. 28 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings
· Second, 2020 AJGA Junior at Peach Tree
· Five top-10 AJGA finishes

SUMMER LEE | Plano, Texas | Class of 2024
· No. 102 Rolex AJGA Rankings
· Seven top-10 AJGA finishes

MEGAN MENG | Pennington, New Jersey | Class of 2024
· No. 87 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings
· Four AJGA top-10 finishes

AVA MERRILL | Johns Creek, Georgia | Class of 2023 | Rivers Academy
· No. 50 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings

· Two AJGA victories
· Eight AJGA top-10 finishes

VARSHA RAMACHANDRAN | San Jose, California | Class of 2025 | Valley Christian Junior High School
· No. 169 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings
· First, 2020 Sean Foley Performance Junior All-Star
· Four AJGA top-five finishes

CATHERINE RAO | Camarillo, California | Class of 2022 | Oaks Christian School
· No. 11 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings

· 10 AJGA top-10 finishes

· Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant recipient

ANGELINA TOLENTINO | Mount Laurel, New Jersey | Class of 2024
· No. 66 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings
· First, 2020 Junior Golf Hub Junior All-Star presented by Explore York
· Six AJGA top-10 finishes

AVERY ZWEIG | McKinney, Texas | Class of 2025
· No. 83 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings
· 10 AJGA top-10 finishes