Jutanugarn, Proveaux are top juniors
Ariya Jutanugarn and Cody Proveaux claimed the top honors handed out by the American Junior Golf Association on Wednesday.
Buoyed by four victories -- including the U.S. Girls' Junior and the Rolex Girls Junior Championship -- Jutanugarn had eight top-two finishes en route to winning the award. Of her 30 tournament rounds, 13 were in the 60s.
On the boys' side, Proveaux's two victories and three runner-up finishes propelled him to the top prize. Proveaux, a second-team Rolex Junior All-American in 2010, has verbally committed to Clemson.
Earlier in the week, the AJGA released its Rolex Junior All-America first teams.
The boys' first-team: Proveaux (Leesville, S.C.); Shun Yat Hak (Lake Mary, Fla.); Connor Black (Houston, Tex.); Brad Dalke (McKinney, Tex.); Scott Scheffler (Dallas); Parker Derby (Columbus, Ga.); Jonathan Garrick (Atherton, Calif.); Billy Kennerly (Alpharetta, Ga.); AJ McInerney (Henderson, Nev.); Matthew NeSmith (North Augusta, S.C.); Zachary Wright (Phoenix) and Motin Yeung (Orlando).
For the girls: Moriya Jutanugarn (Ariya Jutanugarn's sister); Shannon Aubert (Reunion, Fla.); Kyung Kim (Chandler, Ariz.); Alison Lee (Valencia, Calif.); Emma Talley (Princeton, Ky.); CÚline Boutier (Montrouge, France); Karen Chung (Livingston, N.J.); Jaye Marie Green (Boca Raton, Fla.); Ashlan Ramsey (Milledgeville, Ga.); Mariah Stackhouse (Riverdale, Ga.); and Gabriella Then (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.).
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