Rose Zhang, 14, has been named to the 2017 Rolex All-America First Team. Rose, is a freshman at Pacific Academy in Irvine, CA. The newly named First Team All-American, was named a 2016 Rolex All-America Honorable Mention last year.
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 20 states and 13 countries, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines, South Korea and Thailand. These young women and men distinguished themselves through their outstanding play in 132 national junior golf events, 120 of which were conducted by the AJGA. The teams were determined exclusively through the Rolex AJGA Rankings as of October 12.
Of the 96 Rolex Junior All-Americans, 23 are California natives and 19 are Floridians.