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Twelve new players earned spots on the
Rolex All-America Squad
boys’ Rolex Junior All-America First Team in
2011, a year removed from a first team that
featured seven current college freshmen.
Shun Yat Hak, of Lake Mary, Fla., garnered
Rolex Junior All-America accolades for the third
straight year. Hak added wins at the TaylorMade-
adidas Golf Junior at Innisbrook hosted by Sean
O’Hair and the Rolex Tournament of Champions
to a résumé that now boasts four AJGA titles. His
runner-up finish at the year-end Ping
Invitational helped him solidify the
top spot in the Polo Golf Rankings.
Cody Proveaux, of Leesville, S.C.,
earned first-team Rolex Junior All-
America honors during a season that
included wins at the Polo Golf Junior
Classic and the Junior PGA Champi-
onship, as well as runner-up finishes
at the HP Boys Championship at Carlton Woods
and FJ Invitational and Rolex Tournament of
Champions. A second-team selection in 2010, he
is currently No. 2 in the Polo Golf Rankings and
has verbally committed to Clemson.
A trio of Texans made their debut as Rolex
Junior All-Americans, as Connor Black, of Hous-
ton, Brad Dalke, of McKinney, and Scott Schef-
fler, of Dallas, each earned first-team nods.
The other seven players named to the boys’
first team are: Parker Derby, of Columbus,
Ga.; Jonathan Garrick, of Atherton, Calif.; Billy
Kennerly, of Alpharetta, Ga.; AJ McInerney, of
Henderson, Nev.; Matthew NeSmith, of North
Augusta, S.C.; Zachary Wright, of Phoenix.; and
Motin Yeung, of Orlando.
Shun Yat Hak
In contrast to the boys’ first team, the girls’
Rolex Junior All-America First Team features
four holdovers from 2010.
Ariya Jutanugarn, of Bangkok, Thailand, re-
turns to the Rolex Junior All-America first team
for the second year in a row. In 2011, she com-
peted in nine national events and posted eight
top-two finishes. She won four tournaments, in-
cluding the Rolex Girls Junior Championship and
the U.S. Girls’ Junior, and was runner-up four
times. She finished with a 70.27 scoring average
and the No. 1 position in the Polo Golf Rankings.
Three players join Jutanugarn as back-to-back
Rolex Junior All-America first team recipients:
Shannon Aubert, of Reunion, Fla.; Kyung Kim, of
Chandler, Ariz.; and Alison Lee, of Valencia, Calif.
For Lee, this marks the fourth consecutive year
she has been named to the First Team.
The eight remaining first team selections
are: Céline Boutier, of Montrouge, France;
Karen Chung, of Livingston, N.J.; Jaye Marie
Green, of Boca Raton, Fla.; Moriya Jutanugarn,
of Bangkok, Thailand; Ashlan Ramsey, of
Milledgeville, Ga.; Mariah Stackhouse, of River-
dale, Ga.; Emma Talley, of Princeton, Ky.; and
Gabriella Then, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
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. The teams are made up
of 96 junior golfers, ages 13-19, from 24 states
and eight foreign countries (Argentina, Colom-
bia, China, France, Japan, Mexico, Thailand,
and Trinidad and Tobago). l
IT IS A RARE MOTTO IN GOLF: PLAY FOR
THE GOOD OF THE TEAM. YET EVERY
TWO YEARS, SPORTSMANSHIP UNITES
24 PLAYERS AS THE U.S. BATTLES AN
INTERNATIONAL TEAM. THEY COMPETE
WITH NATIONAL PRIDE, BUT PLAY FOR THE
GOOD OF THE GAME. WITH CAMARADERIE
AS THE GREATEST REWARD OF ALL.