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 2020

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Griffin Hare

Griffin racked up 5 career victories on the Golfweek Junior Tour. He finished in the top 5 15 times in his final 3 years. He had 10 top 5's in the 2017-2018 season which earned him a place on the All-Golfweek Team. Griffin posted a career scoring average of 76.4. After wrapping up his high school career, he joined the Ball State Cardinals golf team. 

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Emily Hummer

Emily captured 4 victories on the Golfweek Junior Tour in just 6 starts. Emily never finished outside of the top 5 in any event and won her final 3 starts before heading off to college. In the summer of 2020, she shot a low round of 68 to cement an 11 shot win at Dayton CC. She finished with a career scoring average of 76. She joined the Ohio State golf program in the fall of 2020.

Leila Raines

Leila won 9 times on the Golfweek Junior Tour during her career. She became the youngest member of the Golfweek Junior Tour Hall of Fame, breaking in as a sophomore. Leila owns a career scoring average of 76.6.  Leila captured the 2019 Tour Championship with a wire to wire victory. In the fall of 2020, she joned the Michigan State golf team. 

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Drew Salyers

Drew had 8 career victories on the Golfweek Junior Tour. Drew owns the GJT 18 hole scoring record with a 62. It was that same day that he became a member of the GJT Hall of Fame. He has the second lowest career scoring average in GJT history. Drew was a 2 time GJT Player of the Year and headed off to Indiana University to play college golf.

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Nels Surtani

Nels picked up 6 win in his Golfweek Junior Tour career. He was a model of consistency on the GJT, with 19 top 5 finishes in 29 career tournaments. Nels won his first career GJT tournament at the age of 11 and never looked back. He finished with a 74.7 career GJT scoring average. Once he wrapped up high school, Nels joined the Purdue University golf team.

*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