Oct. 20, 2010
From left to right: Alison Lee, Victoria Tanco, Yueer Cindy Feng and Jessica Korda were named three-time first-team Rolex Junior All-Americans.
Photo gallery of the 2010 First-Team
Rolex Junior All-Americans
girls on the Rolex Junior All-America First Team are led by Kristen Park of
Buena Park, Calif. Park is a five-time Rolex Junior All-American, which leaves her tied for
fourth most Rolex Junior All-American honors in the Girls Division. This is her first time earning first-team honors since 2007. She had three AJGA victories in 2010, including wins at
the Rolex Tournament of Champions and The PING Invitational. Ranked No. 2 in
the Polo Golf Rankings, Park has verbally committed to Southern Cal.
Tanco of Bradenton, Fla., was the 2008 and 2009 Rolex Junior Player of the Year
and earned first-team honors for the third straight year. Jessica Korda of
Bradenton, Fla., and Alison Lee of Valencia, Calif., are also three-time
first-team Rolex Junior All-Americans, while Yueer Cindy Feng of Orlando, Fla.,
was named to the first team for the second straight year.
Rolex Junior All-Americans earning first-team accolades for the first time are
Shannon Aubert of ChampionsGate, Fla., Laetitia Beck of Caesarea, Israel, Doris
Chen of Bradenton, Fla., Kyung Kim of Chandler, Ariz., Stephanie Meadow of
Jordanstown, Northern Ireland, and Emily Tubert of Burbank, Calif.
Jutanugarn of Bangkok, Thailand, is a first-time Rolex Junior All-American and
is making her debut on the first team.
Introduced by the AJGA in 1978, the Rolex Junior
All-America Teams annually recognize players who have established themselves as
the world’s premier junior golfers. This year’s selections distinguished
themselves through their outstanding play in 77 national events, 60 of which
were conducted by the AJGA. The Rolex Junior All-America Teams were determined
exclusively through the Polo Golf Rankings as of Oct. 20.
are comprised of 96 junior golfers, ages 13-18, from 23 states and six foreign
countries (Canada, Israel, Mexico, Northern Ireland, the Philippines and
Thailand). These standouts will be honored at the Rolex Junior All-America
Awards Banquet, Nov. 21, at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach
First-team Rolex Junior
Shannon Aubert, ChampionsGate, Fla.
Rolex Junior All-American, Aubert is currently No. 6 in the Polo Golf Rankings and
posted five top-10 finishes during the 2010 season. She recorded four runner-up
finishes, including a tie for second at The PING Invitational in October, which
brings her to nine career AJGA top-five finishes.
Laetitia Beck, Caesarea, Israel
Beck is a
2010 graduate of the Pendleton Academy and is a two-time Rolex Junior
All-American. Her 2010 campaign included a win at The Verizon Junior Heritage,
as well as runner-up finishes at the ANNIKA Invitational and the Thunderbird International
Junior. Now a freshman at Duke, Beck finished her junior career with nine
top-10 finishes in national junior golf competition.
Doris Chen, Bradenton, Fla.
The No. 9
player in the Polo Golf Rankings, Chen is being named a Rolex Junior
All-American for the fourth consecutive year, with this being her first year as
a first-team selection. Victorious at the U.S. Girls Junior Championship, Chen
had an impressive 2010, recording four additional top-10 finishes in national
junior golf competition, including a tie for fourth at the AJGA Junior at Innisbrook.
Yueer Cindy Feng, Orlando, Fla.
currently No. 1 in the Polo Golf Rankings and is being named a first-team Rolex
Junior All-American for the second consecutive year. She posted two AJGA
Invitational victories during the 2010 season – first at the Thunderbird
International Junior in May, then at the Rolex Girls Junior Championship in
June. These victories brought her AJGA career total to 10, which is tied for
eighth most in the Girls Division.
Ariya Jutanugarn, Bangkok, Thailand
junior golf seasons in the United States, Jutanugarn, 14, has amassed seven
top-10 finishes in eight tournaments. In 2010, she finished second at the Rolex
Girls Junior Championship and tied for fourth at The PING Invitational, which
helped her climb to No. 4 in the Polo Golf Rankings.
Kim, 16, is a junior at Hamilton High School and rose to the
No. 5 spot in the Polo Golf Rankings after winning the PING Phoenix Junior. She
also had a runner-up finish at The PING Invitational and a third-place showing
at the Rolex Girls Junior Championship. Kim was a member of the Canon Cup West
Team and compiled a record of 3-1-0. Overall, she finished in the top five in
five of the seven national tournaments in which she competed in the 2010 season.
Jessica Korda, Bradenton, Fla.
the No. 8 spot in the Polo Golf Rankings and has earned first-team Rolex Junior
All-America honors for the third consecutive year. She recorded four top-10
finishes in national junior golf competition throughout 2010, including a win
at the Scott Robertson Memorial in May.
Lee has been named to the Rolex Junior All-America First Team for the third-consecutive year on the strength of wins at the ClubCorp Mission Hills Desert Junior and the Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic hosted by Longbow Golf Club. Along with qualifying for the U.S. Women’s Open, Lee also traveled to Scotland to represent the U.S. on Junior Ryder Cup team, helping to retain the cup for the second year of competition. With two additional top-10 finishes coming at the Rolex Girls Junior Championship and the Thunderbird International Junior, Lee has claimed the No. 7 spot in the Polo Golf Rankings.
Stephanie Meadow, Jordanstown,
Meadow is a
2010 graduate from the Heritage Academy and is a two-time Rolex Junior All-American.
In her final junior golf season, she amassed six top-10 finishes in eight
national tournaments, including a win at the AJGA Junior at Innisbrook. Now a
freshman at Alabama, Meadow finished with nine career AJGA top-10 finishes.
Kristen Park, Buena Park, Calif.
Park is a five-time Rolex Junior All-American from Buena
Park, Calif. She compiled three wins in 2010, earning titles at the Under
Armour / Hunter Mahan Championship, Rolex
Tournament of Champions and The PING Invitational. She also finished the year
with an additional six top-10 junior golf finishes, advancing her to the No. 2
spot in the Polo Golf Rankings. Additionally, Park helped the West Canon Cup
team to their sixth consecutive victory by posting a 3-1-0 record and led the
U.S. Junior Ryder Cup Team to victory in Europe.
Victoria Tanco, Bradenton, Fla.
3 in the Polo Golf Rankings, Tanco of Bradenton, Fla., has earned a spot on the
Rolex Junior All-America First Team for the third consecutive year. The
two-time Rolex Junior Player of the Year was victorious at the ANNIKA
Invitational, finished second at the 2009 Polo Golf Junior Classic and recorded
three additional top-10 finishes in AJGA Invitationals.
Emily Tubert, Burbank, Calif.
Tubert had a successful final year of junior competition, earning
her first ever AJGA title at the Under Armour /
Vicky Hurst Championship and claiming the 2010 U.S. Amateur Public Links title.
She also tied for second at both the McArthur Towel & Sports Future Legends
and the Rolex Tournament of Champions. Now a freshman standout with the University
of Arkansas, Tubert captured a victory at the Susie Maxwell Berning
Classic – her first collegiate competition.
Chung, Livingston, N.J.
Howard, Bradenton, Fla.
Los Alamitos, Calif.
Lim, San Jose, Calif.
Morris, Carlsbad, Calif.
Navarro, San Antonio, Texas
Port Washington, N.Y.
Stackhouse, Riverdale, Ga.
Talbert, North Augusta, S.C.
Weaver, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Diaz-Yi, Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Paulin Gabasa, Cebu, Philippines
Grice, College Station, Texas
Los Altos, Calif.
Anna Kim, Chandler,
Kongkiatkrai, Bradenton, Fla.
Lee, Lone Tree, Colo.
Liu, Fernandina Beach, Fla.
Lopez, Heroes de Padierna, Mexico
Martin, Paradise Valley, Ariz.
Martindale, Jefferson City, Tenn.
Ramsey, Bradenton, Fla.
Ransom, Columbus, Ohio
Schmelzel, Phoenix, Ariz.
Talley, Princeton, Ky.
Then, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Vatananugulkit, Cerritos, Calif.
Vongphoumy, Providence, R.I.
Fountain Valley, Calif.
Wagner, Windermere, Fla.
Yang, Coquitlam, British Columbia