The Insider September 2014 - Page 18

Opening Shots Rolex Watch Moving up the Polo Golf Rankings, and into position for Rolex Junior All-America honors: Hidetoshi Yoshihara Irvine, Calif. (2016) The Japanese native earned his first top-five finish of the 2014 season at The Junior PLAYERS Championship presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf. His fourth-place finish was enough to move Yoshihara from 164th in the Polo Golf Rankings all the way to No. 30. Polo Golf Rankings Boys 1 2 3 4 5 Sam Burns Shreveport, La. (2015) Andy Zhang (China) Reunion, Fla. (2016) Brad Dalke Hobart, Okla. (2016) Sam Horsfield (U.K.) Davenport, Fla. (2015) Jorge Garcia (Venezuela) Miami, Fla. (2015) Norman Xiong Canyon Lake, Calif. (2017) Xiong is having a breakout year, winning his first start of the season at the Junior All-Star at Fox Meadow. His second victory at the Sunriver Junior Open moved him from T124 to No. 36 in the Polo Golf Rankings. He also notched two more top-five finishes in 2014. Kathleen Scavo Benicia, Calif. (2015) The 2013 second-team Rolex Junior All-American is making a case for a second team selection. The No. 86 player in the Polo Golf Rankings has three top-10 finishes this season, most recently at the AJGA Girls Championship, where she finished T6. 18 American Junior Golf Association Sam Horsfield advanced to the semifinals of the U.S. Junior Amateur in July, and followed it with a win at The Junior PLAYERS Championship presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf in August. Girls 1 2 3 4 5 Andrea Lee Hermosa Beach, Calif. (2016) Bethany Wu Diamond Bar, Calif. (2015) Kristen Gillman Austin, Texas (2016) Megan Khang Rockland, Mass. (2015) Nelly Korda Bradenton, Fla. (2016)