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*.
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 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 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 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.
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 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 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 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.
Griffin currently has 5 career victories on the Golfweek Junior Tour. He has finished in the top 5 15 times since August of 2017. He had 10 top 5's in the 2017-2018 season which earned him a place on the All-Golfweek Team. Griffin currently sports a career scoring average of 76.6. When he completes high school in the spring of 2020, he will join the Ball State Cardinals golf team.
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 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.
Kary has amassed 5 wins in her time on the Golfweek Junior Tour. She made the All-Golfweek Team in both the 17-18 and 18-19 seasons. She has 17 top 5 finishes in only 21 tournaments. She currently carries a career scoring average on the GJT on 78.8. At the time of her induction, she was the youngest player to ever make the Hall of Fame.
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.
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.
Leila has won 7 times on the Golfweek Junior Tour and continues to build on that. 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 77.2 Leila captured the 2019 Tour Championship with a wire to wire victory. She will be playing golf for Michigan State University of the fall of 2020.
Drew has 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 one of the lowest career scoring averages in GJT history. Drew is a 2 time GJT Player of the Year and will head off to Indiana University to play college golf.
Madison broke the all-time Girls win record with her 15th win in April 2019. Madison has made 3 All-Golfweek teams and was the 2016-2017 Player of the Year. She was the second youngest player to ever reach the Hall of Fame at the time of her induction. Madison has numerous course scoring records and one of the better career scoring marks on the GJT.
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 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.
Nels has picked up 6 wins so far in his Golfweek Junior Tour career. He has been 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 currently owns a 74.7 career GJT scoring average. Once he wraps up high school Nels will join the Purdue University golf team.
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 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 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.
*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).