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JGAA Junior Golfers Sign Up To Play Collegiate Golf

By February 13, 2024February 16th, 2024No Comments

The Junior Golf Association of Arizona (JGAA) is delighted to report that 26 Arizona junior golfers and 34 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 25 local juniors moving on to collegiate play 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 www.jgaa.org or call 602-944-6168.

JGAA Junior Golfers Who Signed National Letters of Intent

Nikki Bowen Valley Vista University of North Dakota
Vincent  Cervantes Hamilton Marquette University
Nicole  Feistl Cactus Shadows Indiana State University
Raegan  Capizzi Chaparral University of Denver
Riley Doherty Cactus Shadows Utah Tech University
Bryce Colby Cienega Hastings College
Timothy Wacker   William Penn University
Sean Moore Red Mountain North Dakota State University
PJ Segerstrom   Northeastern State University
Ariya Soldwisch Coronado  Cal State Northridge 
Lily Huether Salpointe Catholic University of Iowa
Jayden Jevnick Xavier Vanderbilt University
Henry  Dall Brophy University of San Diego
Peyton  Wiedenmann   Bushnell University
Sam Morris   Oral Roberts
Gracie McGovern   Texas Christian University 
Bellamaria Mantini Corona Del Sol Embry Riddle Aeronautical Univeristy
Kalyn Doss Xavier Towson University
Tyler Spielman Brophy Auburn University
Kate  Hauptman Xavier University of Arizona
Grace  Rubelsky Xavier Washington State University
Brasen Briones Ironwood Ridge University of Pacific
Emilee Swagger Canyon View Belmont University
Alexis Reyes Indiana University HS Drake University
Lincoln Markham Crimson Cliffs Brigham Young University
Zoe Parker Bishop Gorman Boise State University
Peyton  Toney Broadwater Montana State University-Billings
HaYoung Lee   UC Irvine
Samantha Olson Pinnacle Lousiana State University
Lance  Hamak Sartell University of South Dakota 
Ramil Saelim Dream City Christian University of Oregon 
Tyler  Anderson Chaparral Miami of Ohio
Caden  Clark Hamilton Hastings College 
Randy Weis Gilbert South Mtn Community College
Brody Leid Corona Del Sol Wyoming
Kaitlin Anderson Cactus Shadows Sonoma State
Trey Moore Desert Mountain U of Utah
Oscar Uribe Saguaro New York University
Joe Houghton  Perry Lynn University