In contrast to the boys’ First Team, the
girls’ Rolex Junior All-America First Team features four holdovers from 2010.
Ariya Jutanugarn of Bangkok, Thailand,
returns to the Rolex Junior All-America First Team for the second year in a
row. In 2011, she competed in nine national junior golf tournaments and posted
top-two finishes on eight occasions; her only finish outside the top-two was a
T8 showing at the Thunderbird International Junior. She won four times,
including the Rolex Girls Junior Championship and the U.S. Girls’ Junior, and
was runner-up four times. She finished with 13 rounds in the 60s (out of 30
rounds), a 70.27 scoring average, and the No. 1 position in the Polo Golf
Three players join Ariya as back-to-back Rolex
Junior All-America First Team recipients: Shannon
Aubert of Reunion, Fla.; Kyung Kim
of Chandler, Ariz.; and Alison Lee
of Valencia, Calif. For Lee, this marks the fourth consecutive year she has
been named a first-team Rolex Junior All-American.
At No. 4 in the Polo Golf Rankings, Moriya Jutanugarn joins her sister on
the Rolex Junior All-America First Team after posting a pair of victories in
2011. In addition to winning the Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic hosted by
Longbow Golf Club and the Scott Robertson Memorial, she finished third at the
Rolex Tournament of Champions.
After three years as an honorable mention
Rolex Junior All-American, Emma Talley
of Princeton, Ky., won her way onto the First Team in 2011. This summer, Talley
broke the AJGA record for most consecutive victories when she took home four
straight titles. In all, she has 10 career AJGA victories, which is the eighth
most in AJGA history.
The six remaining First Team selections are: Céline Boutier of Montrouge, France; Karen Chung of Livingston, N.J.; Jaye Marie Green of Boca Raton, Fla.; Ashlan Ramsey of Milledgeville, Ga.; Mariah Stackhouse of Riverdale, Ga.;
and Gabriella Then of Rancho
Reunion, Fla. (Class of 2014) Aubert, 15, is a sophomore at Windermere
Preparatory School and holds the No. 7 spot in the Polo Golf Rankings, earning
Rolex Junior All-America honors for the third consecutive year. In 2011, Aubert
did not finish outside the top 15 in national junior golf competition, carding
top-10 finishes in seven events. Her best finish of the year was a runner-up
performance at the Kathy Whitworth Invitational, closely followed by
third-place finishes at The PING Invitational and Webb Simpson Junior
Montrouge, France (Class of 2012) Céline
Boutier of Montrouge, France has been selected as a First Team Rolex Junior
All-American. The high school senior finished the year ranked No. 6 in the Polo
Golf Rankings on the strength of a win at the ANNIKA Invitational and a
third-place finish at the Junior Orange Bowl International Golf Championship.
Boutier represented Europe in the biennial PING Junior Solheim Cup and advanced
to the quarterfinals at the 2010 Polo Golf Junior Classic.
Karen Chung, Livingston,
N.J. (Class of 2013) Chung,
16, is a Rolex Junior All-American for the fourth consecutive year and a member
of the First Team for the second time. Ranked No. 3 in the Polo Golf Rankings,
she won the 2011 Thunderbird International Junior and reached the quarterfinals
of the U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship. Chung was a member of the East Wyndham
Cup Team and the U.S. Team that retained the PING Junior Solheim Cup in
Jaye Marie Green, Boca
Raton, Fla. (Class of 2012) Green,
is a high school senior and finished in the top 10 in all eight junior golf
tournaments she participated in this year. Victorious at both the 2010 Polo
Golf Junior Classic and the 2011 PING Invitational, Green has stationed herself
at No. 2 in the Polo Golf Rankings. A member of the U.S. PING Junior Solheim
Cup squad, the 17-year-old helped Americans retain the cup with a team-best
record of 2-0-1. Green is verbally committed to the University of Florida.
Ariya Jutanugarn, Bangkok,
Thailand (Class of 2014) Ariya, 15, has held the No. 1 spot in the Polo
Golf Rankings for the majority of the 2011 season thanks to three victories and
four runner-up showings in junior golf competition. Ariya won the Rolex Girls
Junior Championship, Junior PGA Championship and U.S. Girls Junior, besting
three of the strongest junior golf fields. Her runner-up appearances came at
the Scott Robertson Memorial, Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic hosted by Longbow
Golf Club, Rolex Tournament of Champions and most recently, The PING Invitational,
where she fired a final-round 66 to move up 12 spots on the leaderboard. This
is the second year Ariya has been named to the first team.
Moriya Jutanugarn, Bangkok,
Thailand (Class of 2013) Moriya has captured two wins in 2011 – the
Scott Robertson Memorial and the Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic hosted by
Longbow Golf Club. Ranked No. 4 in the Polo Golf Rankings, she added top-five
finishes at the Rolex Tournament of Champions and the Rolex Girls Junior
Championship. In addition, the 17-year-old earned low amateur honors at the
2011 U.S. Women’s Open. She also reached the finals of the U.S. Women’s
Amateur, falling to champion Danielle Kang.
Kyung Kim, Chandler,
Ariz. (Class of 2012) The
Hamilton High School senior and Southern Cal verbal commit has been named a
Rolex Junior All-American for the fourth time in her AJGA career. This is her
second consecutive year as a First Team selection. Ranked No. 12 in the Polo
Golf Rankings, Kyung compiled four AJGA top-10 finishes in 2011 with her best
showing coming at the Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic hosted by Longbow Golf
Club where she tied for third. A tie for fifth at The PING Invitational capped
off a year that also included a trip to Ireland as a selection to the U.S. PING
Junior Solheim Cup squad.
Alison Lee, Valencia,
Calif. (Class of 2013) Lee joins the Rolex Junior All-America first
team for the fourth consecutive year. The Valencia High School junior is ranked
fifth in the Polo Golf Rankings and nabbed a top-five finish at each AJGA event
she attended in 2011. Lee tied for second at the Rolex Girls Junior
Championship, tied for third at the ANNIKA Invitational and advanced to the
Round of 16 at the U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship. The 16-year-old also made
her second appearance on the U.S. PING Junior Solheim Cup squad, helping to
secure the first overseas victory for the Americans since the tournament’s
Ashlan Ramsey, Milledgeville,
Ga. (Class of 2013) Ramsey,
a high school junior, was an honorable mention Rolex Junior All-American in
2010, and with a number of top finishes she earned a spot on the First Team in
2011. Ranked No. 8 in the Polo Golf Rankings, she notched four top-four
performances, including third- and fourth-place finishes at the Thunderbird
International Junior and The PING Invitational, respectively. Ramsey also
performed well in match play events as she was a member of the victorious East
Team at Wyndham Cup and helped the U.S. Team retain the PING Junior Solheim Cup
on foreign soil.
Mariah Stackhouse, Riverdale,
Ga. (Class of 2012) Stackhouse,
17, is a senior at North Clayton High School and is No. 10 in the Polo Golf
Rankings. In 2011, Stackhouse accumulated six top-10 finishes including
victories at the AJGA Junior at Steelwood presented by AT&T and Exide
Technologies Junior Open. She also represented the U.S. at the PING Junior
Solheim Cup in Ireland. This is the third consecutive year Stackhouse has
received Rolex Junior All-America honors.
Emma Talley, Princeton,
Ky. (Class of 2012) Talley,
a senior at Caldwell County High School, has been named a Rolex Junior
All-American for the fourth consecutive year, but makes her debut on the First
Team in 2011. Talley recorded four victories on the year giving her 10 AJGA
titles in her career, which puts her in a tie for eighth on the all-time wins
list. Her year also included trips to the U.S. Women’s Open and Ireland to help
the U.S. Team claim victory at the PING Junior Solheim Cup.
Gabriella Then, Rancho
Cucamonga, Calif. (Class of 2013) An
honorable mention selection in 2010, Then climbed the Polo Golf Rankings on the
strength of a victory at the Rolex Tournament of Champions and has earned a
spot on the First Team. The Upland High School junior reached the quarterfinals
of the 2011 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship, falling to eventual champion Ariya
Jutanugarn. In addition to eight top-15 junior golf finishes, Then represented
the West squad at the 2011 Wyndham Cup and was a member of the victorious U.S.
PING Junior Solheim Cup team.
Chen, Bradenton, Fla. Casey
Danielson, Osceola, Wis. Simin
Feng, Orlando, Fla. (China) Jenny
Hahn, Henderson, Nev. Anna
Kim, Chandler, Ariz. Andrea
Lee, Hermosa Beach, Calif. Yu
Liu, Beijing, China Marijosse
Navarro, San Antonio, Texas (Mexico) Ri
Hyang Park, Hilton Head Island, S.C. (Japan) Annie
Park, Levittown, N.Y. Kendall
Prince, Lake Oswego, Ore. Lindsey
Weaver, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Brooks, Sorrento, Fla. Talia
Campbell, Dallas, Texas Anne
Cheng, Torrance, Calif. Hee
Wook Choi, San Diego, Calif. Taylor
Coleman, San Antonio, Texas Allisen
Corpuz, Honolulu, Hawaii Alexandra
Kaui, Las Vegas, Nev. Amy
Lee, Brea, Calif. Esther
Lee, Los Alamitos, Calif. Catherina
Li, Kent, Wash. Tiffany
Lim, San Jose, Calif. Minjia
Luo, San Diego, Calif. Samantha
Marks, Maitland, Fla. Rinko
Mitsunaga, Roswell, Ga. Kaitlin
Park, Tustin Ranch, Calif. Kayli
Quinton, Houston, Texas Summar
Roachell, Conway, Ark. Monifa
Sealy, Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. (Trinidad and Tobago) Sierra
Sims, Austin, Texas Hannah
Suh, San Jose, Calif. Maddie
Szeryk, Allen, Texas McKenzie
Talbert, North Augusta, S.C. Jessica
Vasilic, Anaheim Hills, Calif. Samantha
Wagner, Windermere, Fla.
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