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*. 

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Kash Bellar

With a career that started in 2015 with the GolfWeek Jr Tour, Kash has accumulated 10 wins and counting. Some of his achievements include being named to the 2016-2017 All GolfWeek Team and being the first player in tour history to record a score of 29 for nine holes. (2016, Heritage Hill) He has a win in 5 straight years and has a career scoring average of 75.7.

Macie Brown

Macie has snagged 5 wins over the last few years on the Golfweek Junior Tour. She has been dominant with no worse than a 4th place finish in her entire career. Macie posted a career-low 69 on Halloween of 2020 at Kearney Hill Golf Links, and she has a career scoring average of 75.7.

Claire Cameron

Claire racked up 14 total GJT wins in her career. Claire was the 2015-2016 Player of the Year. In her final 2 1/2 years of high school, she never finished outside of the top 3 on the Golfweek Junior Tour. She finished her career with a 75.6 scoring average. In her senior year of high school, Claire signed to play golf at the University of Kentucky. 

Cole Christman

Cole picked up 13 career GJT wins, second all-time. He also had 33 top 5 finishes, one of the best marks in GJT history. He set the GJT Avalon Lake G&CC scoring record in 2018 with a 9 under, 135 total. Cole owns a career scoring average of 74.2, one of the best in GJT history. In the fall of 2019, Cole joined the men's golf program at Youngstown State University.

Noah Gillard

Noah won 7 tournaments in his time on the Golfweek Junior Tour. In his last two tournaments on the GJT, he shot a combined 12 under par.  In 22 career tournaments, he only finished outside of the top 10 once. Noah wrapped up his career with a 76.9 scoring average. After high school, he joined one of the country's top programs at the University of Illinois.  

Austin Greaser

Austin won 4 tournaments on the Golfweek Junior Tour.  Over his career, he never finished outside of the top 10 and only missed the top 5 one time. Austin has the all-time lowest career stroke average at 71.3. He became the 2017-2018 GJT Player of the Year with 3 wins, while posting a 70.5 average on the year. He joined the University of North Carolina Tar Heels in the fall of 2019.

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Avery Green

Avery racked up 4 career wins on the Golfwek Junior Tour. He posted 10 top 10 finishes in just 15 events. Avery won at Elks Run in back to back years and missed a three-peat by just 2 strokes. He graduated high school with a 75.1 career GJT scoring average. After a great junior career, Avery went off to play golf for Northern Kentucky University.

Tyler Green

Tyler won 6 times on the Golfweek Junior Tour. He won 3 of his final 5 career tournaments, including the last two in his senior year. His final win, at Kearney Hill Golf Links, came against of field of over 100 players. In 37 career tournaments, Tyler amassed a 76.5 scoring average. He joined the Purdue men's golf program in the fall of 2016. 

Jessica Hahn

Jessica had 6 wins in her career on the Golfweek Junior Tour. In 16 career tournaments, she had 13 top 5 finishes. She had 4 straight wins come via playoff at one point and she holds the best GJT playoff record ever at 4-0. She owns a GJT career scoring average of 78.6. After an impressive junior career, she joined Akron's golf team in 2019.  

Katie Hallinan

Katie finished with 7 victories on the Golfweek Junior Tour. She won her first tournament at Yankee Trace back in 2013 and has never looked back. She won the 2016 Tour Championship and was the 2013-2014 Girls 14 and Under Player of the Year. Katie ended with a 79.0 career scoring average. She joined the Illinois women's golf program in 2018. 

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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. 

Erin Harper

Erin won 4 tournaments in her time on the Golfweek Junior Tour. She had a career low 68 in the second round at Cherry Blossom in 2015 and went on to win the tournament at 141 for her final GJT victory. Erin wrapped up her GJT career with a 77.7 scoring average. After high school, she joined the Indiana University women's golf program. 

Veronica Haque

Veronica won 5 career tournaments on the Golfweek Junior Tour. Veronica was named the 2014-2015 Golfweek Junior Tour Player of the Year. She finished in the top 10 at the Tour Championship 5 different times. Veronica posted a career scoring average of 83.7. Upon completion of high school, Veronica became a key member of the Oakland University women's golf team.

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Kary Hollenbaugh

Kary has amassed 7 wins in her time on the Golfweek Junior Tour. She made the All-Golfweek Team in both the 17-18 and 18-19 seasons and won Player of the Year honors for the 19-20 season. She has 19 top 5 finishes in only 23 tournaments. She currently carries a career scoring average on the GJT on 77.8. At the time of her induction, she was the youngest player to ever make the Hall of Fame. 

Jillian Hollis

Jillian won 4 tournaments in her GJT career. In 9 tournaments, she never finished lower than 3rd. Jillian won the 2012 Tour Championship for the 14 and Under division. In her final GJT round, she fired a 68 for a comeback win. She posted a 76.3 career scoring average. After high school, Jillian joined the University of Georgia golf program. 

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Eleanor Hudepohl

Eleanor has won 4 tournaments in her GJT career. She has 10 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 is 72, which she has shot a few times. Eleanor has a career scoring average of 80.2. She will be playing college golf for Creighton in the fall of 2021. 

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.

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Chloe Johnson

Chloe has amassed 4 victories in her 5 years playing on the Golfweek Junior Tour. She shot a career low 67 on Sunday at Nevel Meade Golf Club in 2021 to secure her 4th win and get into the Hall of Fame. She has been dominant the last few years with 9 rounds of par or better. She has a career scoring average of 76.1. In the fall of 2022, she will go off to join the Furman golf team. 

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Sydney Leyerle

Sydney has won 4 tournaments in her time on the Golfweek Junior Tour. She has 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 completes high school, she will play for Indiana Wesleyan University.

Tyler Pearson

Tyler won 5 tournaments in his years on the Golfweek Junior Tour. After a great season, he was awarded the 2013-2014 Tour Player of the Year. He racked up 10 straight top 10s to end his GJT career. Tyler compiled a career scoring average of 76.0 over 34 tournaments. After he graduated high school, Tyler headed to Muncie, IN to join the Ball State Cardinals. 

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Lorenzo Pinili

Lorenzo currently has 7 wins on the Golfweek Junior Tour. He posted 5 wins in the 2019-2020 season on tour. In that season, he shot a 64 at Darby Creek, one of the 5 lowest scores ever on tour. In 20 career starts, he as 17 top 10 finishes and 15 top 5 finishes. He owns a career scoring average of 74.5.   

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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Tyler Sabo

Tyler has 5 wins in his time on the Golfweek Junior Tour. He won 3 times during the 2019-2020 season. In November of 2020, Tyler fired a 65 at Harmony Landing Country Club to complete a 7 shot come-from-behind victory. He has averaged a 74.8 across his 5 seasons on the GJT. TYler will be playing golf for Ohio State once he wraps up his junior career.

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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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Madison Spiess

Madison broke the all-time Girls win record with her 15th win in April 2019 and now has 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. She'll be playing for Santa Clara once she graduates.

Carson Stohler

Carson won 5 tournaments in his career on the Golfweek Junior Tour. He was named to 2 All-Golfweek teams in the past in the course of his career. Carson amassed 18 top 5 finishes in his GJT career. He finished with a career scoring average of 75.1. After he wrapped up his junior career, he headed off to join the Hillsdale golf program in the fall of 2019.

Kevin Stone

Kevin collected 6 wins during his time playing on the GJT. Over his last 9 tournaments, he compiled a head to head record of 492-8. He played those same 9 tournaments a combined 20 under par. In his final GJT round, he lapped the competition with a 66 at Kearney Hill. He finished his career with a 72.9 scoring average. Kevin joined the Ohio State men's golf program after high school. 

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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.

Sophia Trombetta

Sophia recorded 4 wins over her career on the GJT. Sophia owns a share of the lowest 18 hole record with a 66. Sophia is the only girl and one of only two players in GJT history to be named to the All-Golfweek Team 4 times. She owns a 77.7 career scoring average. Sophia joined the University of Michigan women's golf team in the fall of 2018. 

Hadley Walts

Hadley won 4 times throughout her career on the Golfweek Junior Tour. She set the 15-19 Girls division scoring record at Heatherwoode Golf Club in the spring of 2017. She placed in the top 5 in each of her last 5 tournaments. Hadley has a career scoring record of 82.2. She went off to play for the University of Tennessee after graduation. 

Daniel Wetterich

Daniel is the Golfweek Junior Tour's all-time Boys wins leader with 15. He was named the Tour's Player of the Year 3 times, also a record. In 47 career tournaments, he amassed 44 top 10s and 40 top 5s, both records. Daniel ended his career in style, winning the 2015 Tour Championship by 10 shots. He finished his career with a 75.2 scoring average before playing golf for Xavier University.

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Rylan Wotherspoon

Rylan has 8 Golfweek Junior Tour wins. He was the 2018-2019 Tour Player of the Year and has twice landed on the All-Golfweek team. He has 12 top-5 finishes in 14 career events. Rylan owns a career scoring average of 72.3, one of the best in Golfweek history. After his junor career is over in late summer 2022, he'll go off to play for the University of Cincinnati.

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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 has a career scoring average of 75.5. Drew is committed to Baylor University and will start 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).

Updated 6/25/21