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Best of the Best Put to the Test

This week, 144 of the world’s greatest junior golfers will compete at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida in the long-standing Rolex Tournament of Champions. Players from 18 countries and 27 states look to become champions of the event, and 92 competitors out of the 144 player field have found themselves in the winner’s circle of an AJGA event prior.

Two competitors from the JGTA will test their skills this week – Camille Boyd (2020) of Yorba Linda, California, and Cyrus Yu Fung Lee (2020) of (Hong Kong) Lake Mary, Florida. Boyd is an AJGA champion and won the inaugural JGTA Bintan Lagoon Junior Championship presented by dwell Student Living in 2017 and later went on to win the JGTA Junior Order of Merit. Boyd recently signed her National Letter of Intent (NLI) to compete at the University of Washington. While Lee is not an AJGA or JGTA champion, he has finished in the top-10 at AJGA events 4 times in his career.

With the NCAA early signing period beginning earlier this month, 85 juniors in the field have committed or signed to play college golf at American Universities.

After an exciting week of play, champions of the event are Rose Zhang (2021) of Irvine, California and Kelly Chinn (2021) of Great Falls, Virginia.

To learn more about the Rolex Tournament of Champions, click here. 

About the Junior Golf Tour of Asia

The Junior Golf Tour of Asia (JGTA) is the governing body for competitive junior golf tournaments in the Asia-Pacific for young golfers to hone their skills at the highest level, developing into successful Collegiate athletes and future champions of the game. Members of the JGTA compete alongside other top-ranked players from across the region, who share similar competitive standings and aspirations for greatness.

JGTA tournaments are ranked on the JGTA Junior Order of Merit, the Tour’s official ranking system, and the source for AJGA PBE Status in the Asia-Pacific. Players earn Merit Points from their performance in JGTA events to improve their standing on the Junior Order of Merit. Following the end of each JGTA season (approx. June 1st), the top-performers (60 players total) are awarded AJGA PBE Status according to their final standing on the Junior Order Of Merit.

The JGTA strictly adheres to the competitive entry principles of its partners and the highest standards of performance based entry, to ensure the most competitive tournament fields at all times.