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JGAA Junior Golfers Commit To Play College Golf

By May 8, 2024May 9th, 2024No Comments

The Junior Golf Association of Arizona (JGAA) is delighted to report that 41 Arizona junior golfers and 51 total JGAA members signed National Letters of Intent to play collegiate golf.

“Every year we have the pleasure of watching a bunch of our junior golfers advance to the next level of college golf. One of our main goals is to get them ready,” said Scott McNevin, executive director of the JGAA. “We wish them all the best with their next challenge.”

One JGAA member from Phoenix signed locally with the University of Arizona. Kate Hauptman, 17, will become a Wildcat after a strong 2023 JGAA season. In eight events played, she had four top-10s and a runner up finish at the Maricopa Junior Championship.

Vincent Cervantes of Chandler signed with the University of Marquette in Wisconsin. The future Golden Eagle had an impressive 2023 campaign, collecting a win in his hometown at the Chandler City Junior Championship, plus a runner up and four top-10s in six events entered.

Gracie McGovern of Scottsdale is heading to Texas Christian University at Fort Worth. The 11th ranked AJGA player had a promising year in which she secured a victory at the prestigious PING Heather Farr Classic and qualified for the PING Junior Masters Series after her win at the FBGA-Mina Harigae PING Jr. Masters.

Tyler Spielman of Cave Creek is joining the SEC at the University of Auburn. The 2024 grad ended the 2023 JGAA season with three runner ups and four top-10s in six events entered.

The 41 Arizona junior golfers moving on to collegiate golf certainly maximized their JGAA experience through the many competitive tournaments it hosts. They’ll soon be teeing it up across the U.S. from Texas Christian University to the University of Oregon. However, participants don’t need to be college-bound superstars to fit in at the JGAA. As a 501(c) (3) organization with the mission to educate, motivate and inspire Arizona’s future leaders through the game of golf, the JGAA places just as much emphasis on developing life skills as golf skills. To learn more about how your junior can become a leader in the classroom, on the golf course and beyond, visit or call 602-944-6168.

JGAA Junior Golfers Who Signed National Letters of Intent

Adam  Croix South Mtn CC
Alexis Reyes Drake University
Ariya Soldwisch Cal State Northridge 
Austin  Bullard Methodist
Bellamaria Mantini Embry Riddle Aeronautical Univeristy
Brasen Briones University of Pacific
Brody  Leid Wyoming
Bryce Colby Hastings College
Caden  Clark Hastings College 
Cole  Gillis Palm Beach Atlantic University
Daniel Rowe NW Nazarene
Emilee Swagger Belmont University
Evan Cross Embry Riddle Aeronautical Univeristy
Grace  Rubelsky Washington State University
Gracie McGovern Texas Christian University 
HaYoung Lee UC Irvine
Henry  Dall University of San Diego
Jacob Medina Northwestern University 
James  Rogers South Mtn CC
Jayden Jevnick Vanderbilt University
Joe Houghton Lynn University 
Kaitlin Anderson Sonoma State
Kalyn Doss Towson University
Kate  Hauptman University of Arizona
Kyla  Layman Westmont College 
Lance  Hamak University of South Dakota 
Lena  Durette Rollins
Lily Huether University of Iowa
Lincoln Markham Brigham Young University
Mia  Bontrager Southern Oregon University 
Nicole  Feistl Indiana State University
Nikki Bowen University of North Dakota
Oscar  Uribe New York University 
Peyton  Wiedenmann Bushnell University
Peyton  Toney Montana State University-Billings
PJ Segerstrom Northeastern State University
Raegan  Capizzi University of Denver
Ramil Saelim University of Oregon 
Randy  Weiss South Mtn CC
Riley Doherty Utah Tech University
Sam Morris Oral Roberts
Samantha Olson Lousiana State University
Sean Moore North Dakota State University
Timothy Wacker William Penn University
Trey  Moore U of Utah
Ty  Pennypacker Aurora University
Tyler Spielman Auburn University
Tyler  Anderson Miami of Ohio
Vincent  Cervantes Marquette University
Wheaton Ennis Texas A&M
Zoe Parker Boise State University