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Junior Golf Association of Arizona Honors Standout Junior Golfers at Annual Awards Banquet at Moon Valley C.C.

By October 31, 2016No Comments

Player of the Year and Sportsmanship Awards handed out across five age groups.


 The JGAA announced the 2016 Sportsmanship and Player of the Year Awards across five age divisions at the annual awards banquet held October 30 at Moon Valley Country Club. Former Major League Baseball Player and American Century Championship champion, Mark Mulder, was the guest speaker for the event.

“This is always one of the most rewarding evenings of the year,” said Scott McNevin, Executive Director of the JGAA. “And although a handful of players actually earn the award, many others put in the time and effort to win. All of this year’s award winners are not only talented players on the golf course, but truly display the characteristics off the course as well.”   

Taking home the Girls Championship Player of the Year Award, Ashley Menne had one of the most successful seasons in JGAA history. She won 12 tournaments and finished in the top 3 in 19 of the 21 events she competed in while compiling a scoring average of 72.2 during the year. She also competed on the Arizona team in the Girls Junior America’s Cup and the USGA Girls’ Junior Championship. 

In the Boys Championship Division, Hayden Sayre took the Player of the Year honors. Sayre finished in the top 5 in 9 of the JGAA events he played in, and had wins in the Arizona Junior Match Play Championship and the AM&E Classic presented by Bryce Molder, with a 2nd place finish in the Charlie Beljan Invitational. He also competed on the Arizona team in the Junior America’s Cup. 

For more information, contact Scott McNevin (, JGAA Executive Director, visit or call 602-944-6168.    


2016 JGAA Awards Recipients


Player of the Year Award

Boys Championship: Hayden Sayre – Phoenix, AZ

Girls Championship: Ashley Menne – Surprise, AZ

Boys 15-18: Noah Nuez– Laveen, AZ

Girls 15-18: Belle Balkan – Mesa, AZ

Boys 13-14: Ethan Adam – Chandler, AZ

Girls 13-14: Sneha Yadav – Scottsdale, AZ

Boys 11-12: Devon Sanders – Buckeye, AZ

Girls 11-12: Isabelle Junio – Goodyear, AZ

Boys 10 & Under: Derick Pedrosa – Goodyear, AZ

Girls 10 & Under: Kalyn Doss – Litchfield Park, AZ


Sportsmanship Awards

Boys Championship: Tony Hendricks – Phoenix, AZ

Girls Championship: Anne Transier – Prescott Valley, AZ

Boys 15-18: Jack Seigel – Scottsdale, AZ

Girls 15-18: Brooke Beyer – Mesa, AZ

Boys 13-14: Riley Lewis– Prescott, AZ

Girls 13-14: Bailee Tayles – Scottsdale, AZ

Boys 11-12: Bradley McGlasson – Peoria, AZ

Girls 11-12: Siya Khemka – Chandler, AZ

Boys 10-Under: Ryan Sefrioui – Scottsdale, AZ

Girls 10-Under: Lucy Newell – Oro Valley, AZ


Most Improved Awards

Boys: Parker Wilson: 2015 – 96.5; 2016 – 82.0

Girls: Brooke Beyer: 2015 – 100.4; 2016 – 82.2


Volunteer of the Year

Roger Waterer


Hole in One Awards

Justin Terry

4/30/2016 at the Charlie Beljan Invitational-Jr Masters

No. 5, Alta Mesa Golf Club, 179 yards, 6 iron

Preston Summerhays

5/01/2016 at the Charlie Beljan Invitational-Jr Masters

No. 17, Alta Mesa Golf Club, 164 yards, 6 iron

Tucker Clark

6/07/2016 at the Willie Low Invitational-Jr Masters

No. 8, Phoenix Country Club, 203 yards, 4 Hybrid

Jack Homer

6/22/2016 at the USGA Junior Amateur Qualifier

No. 7, Longbow Golf Club, 158 yards, 9 iron

Chaisen Alloway

7/06/2016 at the Phoenix City Junior Championship

No. 13, Aguila Golf Course, 135 yards, Wedge