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.

Adrielle Miller - 10 & Under Girls

 

Adrielle is 10 years old and lives in Highlands Ranch. She played in 22 JGAC events this year and finished in the Top 3 twenty times! Adrielle won ten tournaments this year, and finished off the year ranked first on the Girls 10 & Under Points List. The golfer Adrielle looks up to most is Arnold Palmer, and her advice to all golfers is to always have a smile. Congratulations Adrielle!

Brayden Destefano - 10 & Under Boys

 

Brayden is 11 years old and lives in Colorado Springs. He had 12 Top 3s this year, including 8 victories. Brayden competed in the IMG Junior Worlds Championship and was part of the Colorado state champion PGA Jr League team. Brayden wants to be a professional golfer when he grows up, and the golfer he looks up to most is Rickie Fowler. He capped off a stellar season by finishing first on the Boys 10 & Under Points list. Congratulations Brayden!

Alena Kasanicky - 11-13 Series Girls

 

Alena is 12 years old and lives in Longmont. Alena finished in the Top 5 in all 21 events she played in this year and won 8 times, including 6 wins in a row to close out the season. She wants to be a professional golfer when she grows up, and her favorite class in school is beekeeping. Alena finished the year on top of the Girls 11-13 Points List. Congratulations Alena!

Nathan Kim - 11-13 Series Boys

 

Nathan is 13 years old and lives in Castle Pines. Nathan had 9 Top 5s and 3 victories in JGAC events this year. Nathan was an Academic All-Star and he wants to be a doctor or engineer when he grows up. If he could change one rule of golf he would allow 15 clubs instead of 14. Nathan finished the year as the leader of our Boys 11-13 Points List. Congratulations Nathan!

Caitlyn Chin - 14-18 Series Girls

 

Caitlyn is 12 years old and lives in Greenwood Village. She played up in the 14-18 Series and Tour divisions this year and had a stellar season. Caitlyn had 10 Top-5 finishes and six Series wins. Caitlyn was an Academic All-Star and says she doesn’t have a favorite pump up song because her parents won’t let her buy air pods. Caitlyn was our Girls 14-18 Series points leader for the year. Congratulations Caitlyn!

Yusuke Ogi - 14-18 Series Boys

 

Yusuke is 15 years old and goes to Arvada West high school. This year he had 6 Top-5 finishes and three victories, including the 14-18 Series Championship. He shot his low score of 72 three times this year. Yusuke is an Academic All-Star and wants to be a professional golfer. Yusuke finished the year on top of the Boys 14-18 Series points list. Congratulations Yusuke!

Charlotte Hillary - JGAC Tour Girls

 

Charlotte is a high school senior and had another successful season on the national level and here in Colorado. She represented Colorado in the Girls Junior Americas Cup where she placed 3rd individually, had a Top-3 finish at the AJGA Hale Irwin Colorado Junior, and won the AJGA Junior at Big Sky in Montana. Charlotte recently qualified with Hailey Schalk for the U.S. Women’s Four-Ball Championship, and will be playing college golf at Northwestern University starting next year.

Dillon Stewart - JGAC Tour Boys

 

Dillon was a 2019 graduate from Fort Collins who currently plays golf at Oklahoma State University. Dillon won two JGAC majors this year—the Colorado Junior PGA Championship and the Colorado Junior Amateur Championship—and qualified for the U.S. Junior Amateur. For the second year in a row Dillon represented Colorado in the Junior Americas Cup.