Jutanugarn, Proveaux are top juniors

Updated: October 19, 2011, 2:17 PM ET
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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.

Previous players of the year include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, David Duval and Hunter Mahan as well as Morgan Pressel, Paula Creamer and Cristie Kerr.

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.).