In the new edition of the 2011 American Junior Golf Associationâ€™s Rolex Tournament of Champions, Shun Yat Hak was the one who finally stole the show. Shun Yat Hak won the American Junior Golf Associationâ€™s Rolex Tournament of Champions in Sunriver, Oregon on Friday. Shun Yat Hak tied for the second position before taking the trophy home. With top ten finishes in six American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) invitationals in 2010, Shun Yat Hak is back with a bang! Among the six invitationals, a Rolex T-4 showing also makes her winning pack large and special.
The Rolex Tournament of Champions, conducted by the American Junior Golf Association or AJGA is a 72-hole stroke play event with a cut in both divisions after two rounds. This particular Golf championship is a 144-player field featuring as many as 67 Rolex Junior All-Americans and players from 30 states and five foreign countries. Entering in its 29th year, the Rolex Tournament of Champions is one of 10 AJGA Invitationals and is the longest running AJGA tournament. The American Junior Golf Association is a non-profit organization committed to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. Being the largest junior golfing association, the AJGA has an annual junior membership of approximately 5,000 junior golfers from 50 states and 30 foreign countries. The AJGA invitationals see participation from boys and girls belonging to the age group of 12-18.
Shun Yat Hak has already provided her verbal commitment to play college golf for Georgia Institute of Technology. Shun Yat Hak has already bagged top five finishes on the AJGA this year. This also includes a win at the Taylor Made-Adidas Golf Junior at Innisbrook. Shun Yat Hak was ranked sixth in the Golfweek/Sagarin Junior Rankings and was also the highest-ranked player in the field. No.9 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Junior Rankings, Cody Proveaux finished with a share of runner-up honors along with the others. She also finished as runners up in the HP Boys Championship at Carlton Woods and the FootJoy Invitational earlier in this year. Marcel Puyat, Jordan Niebrugge, Lee McCoy, Henry Do, Kyle Kochevar and Billy Kennerly were among the others who were able to manage the other top six positions in 2011 American Junior Golf Associationâ€™s Rolex Tournament of Champions.
Some of the AJGA alumni have gone on to become some of the worldâ€™s most popular golfers. All of them rose to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golfing tournaments. More than 160 former AJGA juniors currently play on the PGA and LPGA Tours and have compiled more than 300 wins. Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Davis Love III, Mike Weir, Charles Howell III, Jim Furyk, Grace Park, Cristie Kerr, Candie Kung and Paula Creamer are some of the big names who belong to the AJGA alumni.