Allenspach Named Junior All-American
Oct. 27, 2005
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana men's golfer Drew Allenspach was named a Rolex Junior All-American by the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA). The AJGA announced 72 boys and 63 girls earned All-America honors with Allenspach selected as a member of the third team.
Introduced by the AJGA in 1978, the Rolex Junior All-America teams annually recognize those players who have established themselves as the world's premier junior golfers. This year's selections distinguished themselves through their outstanding play in 70 national events, 54 of which where conducted by the AJGA.
The teams are comprised of 135 junior golfers, ages 13-19, from 29 states and three foreign countries. These standouts will be recognized Nov. 20, during the Rolex Junior All-America Awards Banquet held at the Jekyll Island Convention Center in Jekyll Island, Ga.
Former Rolex Junior All-Americans comprise the top players on both the PGA and LPGA Tours. Of the PGA Tour's current top-10 money leaders, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, David Toms, Jim Furyk and Sergio Garcia were all Rolex Junior All-Americans. On the LPGA Tour, Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr, Hee-Won Han and Candie Kung were named Rolex Junior All-Americans as junior golfers before working their way to the top of the pay-for-play ranks. Other AJGA alumni who help make up the list of past Rolex Junior All-Americans include Justin Leonard, Sean O'Hair, Scott Verplank, Billy Mayfair, Marisa Baena, Heather Bowie and Jennifer Rosales.
Competing in his first season at IU, Allenspach displayed remarkable talent and poise that enabled him to net five straight top-30 places en route to posting a 73.47 average, the third-best mark on the team, in five fall events. With his share of 18th at the Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge (Oct. 3-4), the Sugar Land, Texas, native claimed his best finish during the fall.
Prior to his arrival at Indiana, Allenspach touted an impressive junior resume. Below is a look at some of his accomplishments from the 2005 season:
-claimed medalist honors at the AJGA Fidelity Investment Junior Championship with 212 (68-71-73)
Rolex Watch USA, a supporter of the AJGA since 1983, became an AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. The distinguished timepiece maker is the proprietor of the Rolex Junior Players of the Year, Rolex Junior All-America Teams and the Rolex Junior All-America Awards Banquet. Rolex also sponsors the Rolex Tournament of Champions and Rolex Girls Junior Championship, two of the AJGA's most competitive major championships. As a Premier Partner, Rolex is the Founding Partner to the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program and an Official Partner of the biennial PING Junior Solheim Cup.
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