History of the Golfweek Junior Invitational

Alabama's Stephanie Meadow

Girls Rankings »

#NameYearStateRating
1Andrea Lee2016CA68.3
2Kristen Gillman2016TX68.49
3Bethany Wu2015CA69.06
4Angel Yin2017CA69.68
5Jillian Hollis2015OH70.32

Boys Rankings »

#NameYearStateRating
1Sam Burns2015LA68.22
2Austin Connelly2015TX68.37
3Jorge Garcia2015FL68.39
4Andy Zhang2016FL68.4
5Davis Riley2015MS68.6

Over the past 12 years, the Golfweek Junior Invitational has evolved from a year-end event in Florida to a year-long series with invitationals played around the country. In that time, the event produced LPGA major champions, Solheim Cuppers, Walker Cuppers, a Ben Hogan Award winner, a British Amateur champion, a Ladies British Amateur champion, an NCAA women’s champion and a slew of college All-Americans.

Here’s a look back at our history – some notable names and how they played.

2001

Boys: Spencer Levin (T-9), Daniel Im (T-2), Matt Every (T-17).

Girls: Nicole Hage (2), Hannah Jun (5), Irene Cho (6), Morgan Pressel (7), Brittany Lincicome (T-11).

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2002: No Event

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2003

Boys: Drew Weaver (T-8).

Girls: Jacqui Concolino (T-5), Jennie Arseneault (T-12).

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2004

Boys: Arnond Vongvanij (T-5), Billy Horschel (T-32), Mike Van Sickle (T-51).

Girls: Isabelle Lendl (4), Natalie Sheary (T-9).

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2005

Boys: Cory Nagey (T-45).

Girls: Courtney Ellenbogen (2), Marika Lendl (6), Jaclyn Sweeney (7), Cheyenne Woods (8), Natalie Sheary (11).

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2006

Boys: Wesley Graham (14).

Girls: Courtney Ellenbogen (2), Sarah Brown (T-4), Jaclyn Sweeney (T-14).

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2007

Boys: Morgan Hoffmann (T-10), Ethan Tracy (T-15).

Girls: Marta Silva (4), Marika Lendl (T-7), Andrea Messer (T-9).

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2008

Boys: Logan Harrell (T-5), Jim Liu (T-9).

Girls: Sarah Brown (2), Karen Chung (8), Courtney Ellenbogen (13).

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2009

Boys: Mike Miller (won), Jordan Niebrugge (third)

Girls: Stephanie Meadow (won), Yueer Cindy Feng (T-3)

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2010

Boys: Nicholas Reach (T-21), Brad Dalke (T-36)

Girls: Doris Chen (won), Summar Roachell (T-4), Aurora Kan (15th)

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2011

Boys: James Yoon (won), Tae Wan Lee (T-21), Woody Woodward (T-6)

Girls: Annie Park (won), Samantha Marks (T-2), Nelly Korda (sixth), Annie Dulman (13th)

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2012

Boys: Zach Healy (won), Austen Truslow (T-7)

Girls: Cheyenne Knight (T-2), Katelyn Dambaugh (T-7), Ashley Holder (T-22), Sloan Shanahan (T-32)

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Best 18-hole score:

Girls: Alejandra Diaz, 67, first round at ChampionsGate (Fla.), 2001; Stephanie Meadow, 67, first round at Little River Golf Club, Pinehurst, N.C., 2008.

Boys: Chanin Puntawong, 64, first round at ChampionsGate (Fla.), 2001.

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