Austin Juniors Named Rolex Junior All-Americans

Austinites Named All-Americans

Four Austin Area juniors were honored by the AJGA November 23rd at the Rolex Junior All-America Awards Banquet at PGA National Resort & Spa.  The following 2 girls and 2 boys were recognized as Rolex All-Americans:

gillman u.s. women's amateur trophyKristen Gillman (First Team) (shown in photo)
Kaitlynn Papp (Second Team)
Cooper Dossey (Honorable Mention)
Charles Kim (Honorable Mention)

Gillman has verbally committed to play at Alabama,
Papp has verbally committed to play at The University of Texas, and Dossey has verbally committed to play at Texas A&M.

Determining the Rolex Junior All-America Teams

Players must have competed in a minimum of six Polo Golf ranked events to be eligible for year-end Rolex Junior All-America honors. AJGA team events count for the purpose of reaching the six-event minimum, but do not receive points. All starts in ranked events will count toward a player’s ranking. Any withdrawals, disqualifications, etc., will count as an event played once a player begins a tournament. Graduating seniors are eligible for Rolex All-America honors as long as they have met the above criteria.

Format of the Rolex Junior All-America Teams:

First Team: Top 12 eligible boys and top 12 eligible girls in the Polo Golf Rankings
Second Team: Next 12 eligible boys and next 12 eligible girls in the Polo Golf Rankings
Honorable Mention: Next 24 eligible boys and next 24 eligible girls in the Polo Golf Rankings

The Polo Golf Rankings year begins with the Polo Golf Junior Classic and concludes with the PING Invitational.

Dossey Wins Sportsmanship Award

cooper dosseyIn addition to earning Honorable Mention All-American Honors, Cooper Dossey received the Jerry Cole Sportsmanship Award.
Click here for the full story on this award and Dossey’s comments.
Click here to see Dossey’s acceptance speech.

Annual Polo Junior Golf Classic

In addition to being recognized as Rolex All-Americans for 2014, all four juniors earned a spot in the 37th Annual Polo Golf Junior Classic, a 156-player field which involves 36 holes of stroke play followed by match play (32 boys and 32 girls).  Gillman and Dossey both advanced to match play and both finished T-9 for the tournament, falling in the Round of 16.  For full results of the Polo Golf Junior Classic, click here:


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