Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame is a representation of the players that have had the best all around careers on the Golfweek Junior Tour. The players profiled below have received numerous accolades, won high school state championships, and won tournaments at the national level. Hall of Fame members get in by way of meeting the criteria. The criteria is as follows: 4 career GJT wins at any level with at least 2 in the 14-19 Boys overall age group or 2 in the 15-19 Girls age group*. 

High School Class of 2021

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Kash Bellar

With a career that started in 2015 with the Golfweek Junior Tour, Kash accumulated 10 wins. He was named to the 2016-2017 All Golfweek Team and became the first player in tour history to record a score of 29 for nine holes (2016, Heritage Hill). He had a win in 5 straight years and posted a career scoring average of 75.6. He suited up for the Ball State Cardinals after finishing high school.

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Eleanor Hudepohl

Eleanor won 5 tournaments in her GJT career. She had 11 top 5 finishes on the Golfweek Junior Tour. Her first win came in her first year on the Tour when she beat 30+ players at Yankee Trace GC. Her low round was 71, which she has shot on back-to-back days at NorthStar in 2021. Eleanor finished with a career scoring average of 79.8. She joined the Creighton golf team in the fall of 2021. 

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Sydney Leyerle

Sydney won 4 tournaments in her time on the Golfweek Junior Tour. She posted 12 top-5 finishes and 19 top-10 finishes in her career. In the 2019-2020 season, she made the All-GolfWeek team, claimed 2 overall wins, and her win at Kings Island put her into the Hall of Fame. When she completed high school, she joined the golf team at Indiana Wesleyan University.

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Madison Spiess

Madison broke the all-time Girls win record with her 15th win in April 2019 and ended up with 17 wins. Madison is one of the few players in history to make 3 All-Golfweek teams and she was the 2016-2017 Player of the Year. Madison has one of the better career scoring marks on the GJT at 78.6. Out of high school, she went out west to join the Santa Clara golf team.

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Drew Wrightson

Drew made the Hall of Fame by firing an 8 under par 64 in the second round at Chatham Hills, and then winning a playoff. Drew 's career on the Golfweek Junior Tour started in 2014 and in 7 years he amassed 12 wins in 41 starts. He had a career scoring average of 75.5. Drew committed to Baylor University and joined the Bears in the fall of 2021. 

*In 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 there was no Boys 14-19 division. The Boys 13-19 division takes the place of that for those years. For a win to count towards the Hall of Fame criteria, the following field sizes must be met: Boys 14-19 (20 players need to start the event), Boys 14-15 (15 players need to start the event), Boys 16-19 (15 players need to start the event), Boys 13 and Under (10 players need to start the event), Girls 15-19 (10 players need to start the event), Girls 14 and Under (5 players need to start the event), Girls Overall (12 players need to start the event).

Updated 12/5/21