2018 Award Recipients

2018 Award Recipients

Current Award Recipients


Players of the Year

Players of the Year

Players of the Year

Players of the Year are determined by committee decision. These players epitomize what it means to be a high-level, accomplished golfer in all areas of the game. CLICK HERE for a complete archive of Junior Players of the Year.

Lauren Lehigh - Loveland, CO

One of 24 players (12 girls) worldwide to be named to the Transamerica Scholastic Junior All-America Team by the AJGA. The Loveland High School senior earned that honor by placing in the top five in an AJGA open or invitational, then based on the following criteria: standardized test scores, grade-point average, school leadership and community service. ... Won the girls division of the Colorado Junior Match Play, one of four JGAC majors. ... During the course of 2018 at JGAC events, won three times, placed second seven times and third three times. ... One of the runner-ups was in her title defense at the 4A state high school tournament. ... Finished third among girls at the AJGA Hale Irwin Colorado Junior. ... Helped lead Colorado to a fifth-place finish at the Girls Junior Americas Cup competition at Hiwan Golf Club in Evergreen, where Lehigh tied for 14th place individually. ... Finished 13th nationally in Big I National Championship. ... Has verbally committed to play in college at the University of New Mexico. ... Has been a member of the Hale Irwin Player Program for three years.



Dillon Stewart - Fort Collins, CO

Won individual title in Junior America's Cup, which featured some of the top junior golfers from the western U.S., Canada and Mexico. ... Led Colorado to its first team title ever in the boys Junior America's Cup. ... Became the first Colorado boy to win the AJGA Hale Irwin Colorado Junior. ... As a senior, won the 5A state high school individual championship and led Fossil Ridge to its first team title in boys golf. ... Notched his second AJGA title of 2018 at the AJGA Junior at Big Sky in Montana. ... Shared medalist honors in qualifying for the U.S. Junior Amateur. ... Finished second at the Colorado Junior Amateur. ... Has verbally committed to play college golf at Oklahoma State

Points Chase Champions

Points Chase Champions

Points Chase Champions

The top finisher on each JGAC Points List receives recognition for their accomplishments at the conclusion of each division’s respective season.

Taylor Wilson - 10 & Under Girls

 

Taylor Wilson is a 4th grader at SkyView Academy in Highlands Ranch. Her older sister, Ashleigh took this honor last season, but this year—it was her turn! Taylor shot 8 rounds in the 30s, with her lowest coming at Green Valley Ranch. Taylor never finished outside the top-4 this season and had 4 victories—3 of which were in her last 6 events of the year. The golfer Taylor looks up to most is Lexi Thompson. Taylor, congratulations!

Andre Dumonteil - 10 & Under Boys

 

Andre Dumonteil is a 6th grader at West Middle School. This is the third year in a row Andre was named the JGAC 10 & Under Points Chase Champion. A few more of his top accolades this season include never finishing lower than 4th place, qualifying for the IMG Academy Junior World Championship, and having the lowest scoring average on the Boys 10 & Under Tour! Andre loves Phil Mickelson, Chipotle and practicing short game. Congratulations, Andre on another impressive golf season!

Hadley Ashton - 11-13 Series Girls

 

Hadley is a 6th grader at Erie Middle School. Her favorite class in school is science. She played the entire summer season “up” a division, as she just turned 11 in September. During this time, she dominated the field by winning 11 consecutive events. She only posted one score higher than 82. If Hadley could change one Rule of Golf, she would make it so you can mark your ball on the fringe. Great idea and congrats, Hads!

Charlie Flaxbeard - 11-13 Series Boys

 

Charlie is an 8th grader at Campus Middle School. He won the 11-13 Boys Points Chase by more than 200 points. Charlie’s season was highlighted by winning 3 of his 6 last events, firing rounds of 75 or less during each. Charlie never posted a round higher than 83 this season. His favorite subject in school is math and his favorite thing to eat after a round is a vanilla milkshake. Congratulations on your accomplishments, Charlie!

Amira Badruddin - 14-18 Series Girls

 

Amira is a freshman at Rock Canyon HS. Her favorite class in high school is math and she wants to be an entrepreneur when she grows up. Amira carded 11 rounds in the 80s this year in the 14-18 Series and last year, in the 11-13 Series, she just had one! Her low round this year was an 80 at the Girls Optimist qualifier! Congratulations, Amira, on your success this season.

Hunter Swanson - 14-18 Series Boys

 

Hunter is a freshman at Northfield HS. Just this week, he had a great showing at 4A State High School Championship where he finished in 6th place. Hunter’s low round of the year was a 69 during the fall event at Elmwood GC. Hunter’s best piece of advice is “remain calm and contain yourself and not stress out about it!” Congratulations, Hunter!

Lauren Lehigh - JGAC Tour Girls

 

This year, Lauren finished at the top of the JGAC Girls Tour Points List through her competition in 15 JGAC events. She also competed in numerous national events. Here are just some of her highlights: Runner-Up at CHSAA 4A State, Won the Colorado Junior Match Play Championship, Finished 13th at National Big "I" Event, Finished 3rd at the AJGA Hale Irwin Colorado Junior, Top JGAC finisher in the Colorado Women's Open, One of 12 girls named to the AJGA Transamerica Scholastic Junior All-America Team which is given to athletes who excel on the course, in the classroom and in their community, and last but not least she committed to play her college golf at the University of New Mexico.

Dillon Stewart - JGAC Tour Boys

 

Won individual title in Junior America's Cup, which featured some of the top junior golfers from the western U.S., Canada and Mexico. ... Led Colorado to its first team title ever in the boys Junior America's Cup. ... Became the first Colorado boy to win the AJGA Hale Irwin Colorado Junior. ... As a senior, won the 5A state high school individual championship and led Fossil Ridge to its first team title in boys golf. ... Notched his second AJGA title of 2018 at the AJGA Junior at Big Sky in Montana. ... Shared medalist honors in qualifying for the U.S. Junior Amateur. ... Finished second at the Colorado Junior Amateur. ... Has verbally committed to play college golf at Oklahoma State

Most Improved Players

Most Improved Players

Most Improved Players

Each year, a boy and girl are awarded with a “Most Improved Player Award”. Scoring average, player attitude, overall growth and points accumulation are used in the committee’s determination of recipients.

Ashley Kozlowski - Littleton, CO

Ashley is a 16 year old from Littleton, CO. This year, Ashley played in the JGAC Tour. In Series events last year, her low score was 85. This year in the Tour, she bested that by 10 strokes! She never finished in the top-5 in the Series in 2017, but did it four times in the Tour this season. Her scoring average decreased 16 strokes in the course of a year—that’s almost a stroke a hole!! Congratulations to Ashley on being named the JGAC’s 2018 Most Improved Player!

   



Will Balliet - Thornton, CO

Will is a 12 year old from Thornton, CO. This season, we noticed a patience and persistence that we believe has led Will to vast improvements. In 2017, Will’s high score was 103. This year, his high score was 92. Likewise, his low score last year was 83, but this year an impressive 69—at the same course! His scoring average decreased by 11.9 strokes. He progressed from 2 top-10 finishes in 2017 to 8 top-10 finishes in 2018. Will, we want to acknowledge you for your accomplishments! Congratulations on being named our 2018 JGAC Most Improved Player.

   
All-Stars

All-Stars

All-Stars

JGAC recognizes junior accomplishments by naming an All-Star Team comprised of both boys and girls. Team members are selected by the JGAC Staff and will be recognized accordingly. Recognition is, in part, determined from the final JGAC Tournament Players' Point Lists.

JGAC 10 & Under Girls

JGAC 10 & Under Boys

Taylor Hale
Livia Pett
Maddie Makino
Addison Hines
Taylor Wilson

Miles Kuhl
Sean Cary
Clint Summers III
Brayden Destefano
Andre Dumonteil

JGAC 11-13 Girls

JGAC 11-13 Boys

Kaitlin Zingler
Emily Cheng
Ashleigh Wilson
Caitlyn Chin
Hadley Ashton

Nic Pevny
Blake Sullivan
Wes Erling
Matai Naqica
Charlie Flaxbeard

JGAC 14-18 Girls

JGAC 14-18 Boys

Elan Fleetwood
Jessica Mason
Kaylee Jacobs
Clara Hosman
Amira Badruddin

Quinton Mosch
Tyler Tyson
Traejan Andrews
Maxwell Lange
Hunter Swanson

JGAC Tour Girls

JGAC Tour Boys

Emma Bryant
Charlotte Hillary
Caroline Jordaan
Hailey Schalk
Lauren Lehigh

Connor Jones
Walker Franklin
TJ Shehee
Davis Bryant
Dillon Stewart

Academic All-Stars

Academic All-Stars

Academic All-Stars

The Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado recognizes those members who have displayed outstanding academic achievements within the classroom for the academic school year. Upon completion of the season, the JGAC recognized the following students who have proven to be Academic All-Stars through achieving a 3.0 and above (or equivalent) on a 4.0 scale.
 
Emaan Adil Nick Fallin Ashley Kozlowski Kailer Rundiks
Christian Agelopoulos Nolan Farrar Brooke Kramer Ryan Sangchompuphen
Ewan Albright Nicole Fatovic Benjamin Kriech Spencer Schlagel
Gavin Amella Jack Finch Drew Laake Jack Schubert
Elisandro Aragon Tyler Findlow Gisella Lagrimas Isabella Scott
Brendan Archer Jack Flaherty Amalei Lagrimas Travis Seitz
Amira Badruddin Bobby Flaherty Noah Larchick Suchit Sharma
Savannah Balint Charlie Flaxbeard Will Leary Brady Shaw
Brynn Balliet James Flaxbeard Jake Legg TJ Shehee
Jamie Banghart Jeth Fogg Katelyn Lehigh Timbre Shehee
Parker Beasley Oscar Ford Lauren Lehigh Isabella Short
Katie Berrian Kaden Ford Jack Leibold Jack Siler
Liam Beshoar Nick Formby Emily Kate Lisle Aidan Sim
Pierce Bickerton Jaxon Franklin Frank Lockwood Windrem Smith
Logan Biggerstaff Walker Franklin Davis Long Mena Song-Lew
Andrew Blair John Fredericks Josh Lowrey Jack Stafford
Christian Blair Brendan Fricke Josee Lurcott John Stevens
Emmett Bleem Oliver Gibbons Macallister Lurcott Peter Stinar
Caroline Brandon Jacob Gilbert Mason Magley Molly Stratton
Davis Bryant Devin Gilbreath Katherine Malcolm Blake Sullivan
Emma Bryant Anthony Giordano Aidan Mann Carter Surofchek
Dylan Bundy Alexander Goeltl Natasha McClain Hunter Swanson
Caleb Busta Jonas Graham Cole McCoy Sydney Taylor
Logan Byler Christopher Gunlikson Cal McCoy Leanne Telle
Qwenton Caldwell Taylor Hale Sarah McDevitt Conner Thomas
Cody Caldwell Logan Hale Campbell McFadden Dawson Thulin
Paige Carlson Kalai Hamlin Piper McFadden Jack Tickle
Owen Casey Sam Hammock Gavin McWhorter Collen Todd
William Chadwick Ben Harding Benjamin Medina Jack Tourault
Kaylee Chen Maryn Harlow Andrew Merz Lauren Tucker
Christina Cheng Corbin Harris Grant Meyers Taylor Tucker
Emily Cheng Booth Hayes Bennett Meyers Charlie Tucker
Benjamin Chin Allie Henson William Mitchell Zach Tyson
Caitlyn Chin Max Heupel Jessica Morrissey Tyler Tyson
Alyssa Chin Thomas Hicks Tyler Mulligan James Wagner
Ella Chism Charlotte Hillary Roger Nakagawa Sean Wallace
Sofia Choi Carter Hinkle Zach Nehm Kelsey Webster
Noah Clough Clara Hosman Max Noffsinger Max Weisser
Christian Cohan Landon Houska Brittlynn O'Dell Jake Welch
Alex Colby Kylee Hughes Yusuke Ogi Gabrielle Werst
Jax Collins Freddie Ingham Kota Ogi Jacob Whelan
Alexis Cunningham Kaylee Jacobs Liam O'Halloran Matthew Wilkinson
Benjamin Daane Jack Jacobsen Finn Olson Blake Williams
Garrett Dalton Jordan Jennings Eshaan Palanati Blake Williams
Mitchell Davis Clara Jeon Sam Patrick Jadie Wilson
Mario Dino Rhett Johnson Will Perez Ashleigh Wilson
Dakota Dolph Hadley Johnson Eva Pett Taylor Wilson
Jake Dost Hardy Johnson Livia Pett Liam Wood
Drex Duffy Connor Jones Elaina Phiel Garrett Wood
Raven DuKane Trey Jones Carlo Pine Colin Young
Graham Dzengelewski Caroline Jordaan Dylan Pyle Grace Young
Sydney Elder Marie Jordaan Nathan Rabuck Max Zadvorny
Wesley Erling Nathan Kim Keaton Rich Jessica Zapf
Dylan Everett Holden Kleager Maya Romero Ian Zweifel
Ryan Falender Carter Kovarik    

2017 Award Recipients

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