Rose Zhang, 13, from Irvine, California, has been named by the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) to the 2016 Rolex Junior All-American Team. Introduced by the AJGA in 1978, the Rolex Junior All-America Teams annually recognize players who have proven to be the world’s premier junior golfers. This year’s Rolex Junior All-America Teams are comprised of 96 junior golfers ages 13-19, from 19 states, the District of Columbia, Chile, China, Mexico, Thailand and the United Kingdom. These young men and women distinguished themselves through their outstanding play in 132 national junior golf events, 117 of which were conducted by the AJGA. The teams were determined exclusively through the Polo Golf Rankings as of October 12.
Zhang, will be honored along with Boys Rolex Player of the Year, Noah Goodwin and Girls Player of the Year, Paphangkorn Tavatanakit along with the 93 other named All-Americans, on November 20, during the Rolex Junior All-American Awards Banquet at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The awards ceremony, dubbed “the Greatest Night in Junior Golf,” will also celebrate the achievements of the Transamerica Scholastic Junior All Americans and Jerry Cole Sportsmanship Award recipient.
Of the 96 Rolex Junior All-Americans, Rose Zhang and Xin (Cindy) Kou are the only 13-year-olds named to the All-American Team. Congratulations from the George Pinnell Golf Academy to Rose and all of the 2016 Junior All-Americans!
ROSE ZHANG PICTURED BELOW AT AJGA