The Insider September 2014 - Page 36

Alyaa Abdulghany - Newport Beach, California Alyaa Abdulghany - Newport Beach, California In just her second AJGA season, Abdulghany, 15,15, reached the No. 39 spot thethe Polo In just her second AJGA season, Abdulghany, reached the No. 39 spot in in Polo Golf Rankings after five top-10 performances in 2014. She opened thethe year with a Golf Rankings after five top-10 performances in 2014. She opened year with a career-best runner-up showing at thethe AJGA Junior River Ridge, then posted backcareer-best runner-up showing at AJGA Junior at at River Ridge, then posted backto-back third-place finishes at thethe Junior All-Star Cypress Ridge and thethe AJGA to-back third-place finishes at Junior All-Star at at Cypress Ridge and AJGA Junior at Cattail Creek. Abdulghany finished in thethe top 15 thethe Rolex Girls Junior Junior at Cattail Creek. Abdulghany finished in top 15 at at Rolex Girls Junior Championship and thethe Yani Tseng Invitational presented by the Swinging Skirts. Championship and Yani Tseng Invitational presented by the Swinging Skirts. Alison Chang - Walnut, California Alison Chang - Walnut, California Chang, now 16,16, claims the No. 77 spot the Polo Golf Rankings. Chang earned Chang, now claims the No. 77 spot in in the Polo Golf Rankings. Chang earned her first AJGA victory in 2014 at the TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior All-Star at at her first AJGA victory in 2014 at the TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior All-Star Watters Creek, which was one of of her four top-five finishes on the year. Chang Watters Creek, which was one her four top-five finishes on the year. Chang finished third at the Junior All-Star at Fox Meadow and followed byby finishing finished third at the Junior All-Star at Fox Meadow and followed finishing T5T5 and fourth the Bass Pro Shops / Payne Stewart Junior Championship and and fourth at at the Bass Pro Shops / Payne Stewart Junior Championship and the Lockton / Samsung Kansas City Junior, respectively. the Lockton / Samsung Kansas City Junior, respectively. Madeline Chou - Santa Ana, California Madeline Chou - Santa Ana, California Chou, now 16,16, earned three career AJGA titles 2014. Her first victory came Chou, now earned three career AJGA titles in in 2014. Her first victory came in April at the Junior All-Star at Hot Springs Village. She picked upup wins the in April at the Junior All-Star at Hot Springs Village. She picked wins at at the Killington Junior Golf Championship in June and the Bass Pro Shops / Payne Killington Junior Golf Championship in June and the Bass Pro Shops / Payne Stewart Junior Championship in July, en en route a No. 30 30 Polo Golf Ranking. In Stewart Junior Championship in July, route to to a No. Polo Golf Ranking. In addition to her victories, Chou recorded a sixth-place finish at the Junior All-Star addition to her victories, Chou recorded a sixth-place finish at the Junior All-Star at Château Élan, bringing her all-time AJGA record to nine top 10s in 11 11 starts. at Château Élan, bringing her all-time AJGA record to nine top 10s in starts. Youngin Chun - Austin, Texas Youngin Chun - Austin, Texas Currently No. 64 64 thethe Polo Golf Rankings, Chun has played sixsix Gary Gilchrist Currently No. in in Polo Golf Rankings, Chun has played in in Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series events since 2013. She has finished in thethe top 10 Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series events since 2013. She has finished in top 10 in four of those sixsix events, including a runner-up finishthe the 2014 TaylorMade-adidas in four of those events, including a runner-up finish at at 2014 TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior All-Star. She also carded a runner-up finish at thethe 2014 Bass Pro Shops / Golf Junior All-Star. She also carded a runner-up finish at 2014 Bass Pro Shops / Payne Stewart Junior Championship and T4 T4 finishes thethe AJGA Junior Lone Tree Payne Stewart Junior Championship and finishes at at AJGA Junior at at Lone Tree and thethe TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior Innisbrook hosted by by Sean O’Hair. and TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior at at Innisbrook hosted Sean O’Hair. Allyson Geer - Brighton, Michigan Allyson Geer - Brighton, Michigan Geer, a Michigan State verbal commit, claims the No. 44 44 spot the Polo Golf Geer, a Michigan State verbal commit, claims the No. spot in in the Polo Golf Rankings. Geer earned her second AJGA victory in 2014 at the Junior All-Star at at Rankings. Geer earned her second AJGA victory in 2014 at the Junior All-Star Château Élan, which was one of her five top-10 finishes onon the year. In addition, Château Élan, which was one of her five top-10 finishes the year. In addition, Geer earned a spot in three AJGA Invitationals; she began her year at the ANNIKA Geer earned a spot in three AJGA Invitationals; she began her year at the ANNIKA Invitational in January and played in both the Rolex Girls Junior Championship Invitational in January and played in both the Rolex Girls Junior Championship and the Rolex Tournament of Champions, the AJGA’s flagship event. and the Rolex Tournament of Champions, the AJGA’s flagship event. 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