The American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) recognized Annie Dawson and Charlie Palmer as 2022 Rolex Scholastic Junior All-Americans during a November 8 announcement held in Braselton, Georgia. Originally created in 1988, Dawson and Palmer are among 44 from 17 states, the District of Columbia and three countries to make the list, which distinguishes top junior golfers who also excel in the classroom.
Dawson, with a verbal commitment to Creighton University, rolled up a 4.5 GPA along with a T9 finish at the Jim Click Automotive/HSL Properties Championship presented by the Tucson Conquistadors. The Phoenix resident began JGAA competition in 2015, with 66 events entered since then. Most recently, she came in second place at the Southwest PGA Junior and won the 2021 Summer Classic.
Palmer, who earned a 4.48 GPA, finished second at the Future Legends Junior, his best AJGA finish in 2022. A verbal commit to Princeton University, the Paradise Valley resident has been a JGAA member since 2014, racking up 80 events entered and a most-recent runner-up at the 2022 State Junior Golf Championship in June. In August at the 2022 U.S. Junior Amateur, Palmer finished T36, -1, with steady rounds of 72-70, advancing to Match Play round of 16 before exiting the tournament.
“This year’s group of 44 Rolex Scholastic Junior All-Americans exemplify sportsmanship on the golf course, citizenship in their schools and embody the AJGA’s mission,” said Stephen Hamblin, AJGA Executive Director. “They are the best and brightest in the AJGA.”
Criteria to earn Rolex Scholastic Junior All-America honors include a top-10 finish in an AJGA Open or Invitational event, a minimum test score of 1450 SAT, 33 ACT and a minimum 3.5 weighted GPA on the 4.0 scale.