Alabama State Junior Player of the Year
Michaela Morard and Nick Dunlap: 2018 Alabama State Junior Players of the Year
Male Junior Player of the Year:
Nick Dunlap, 2022, of Birmingham won the 73rd Alabama Boys State Junior Championship. Finished fourth at the Southern Junior Championship at Squire Creek Country Club, qualified for the Alabama Men’s State Amateur Championship, and has multiple AJGA top-10 performances. He is the number one ranked junior in the State of Alabama and the 2018 Alabama Golf Association Junior Boys Player of the Year. A high school freshman, Dunlap and his family have recently relocated to South Carolina.
Female Junior Player of the Year:
Michaela Morard, 2020, of Huntsville is a junior at Randolph School in Huntsville. She won the 2018 Alabama Girls State Junior Championship and 2018 Alabama Women’s Stroke Play, where she shattered her own scoring record with a blistering 21-under (63-66-66) clearing second place by 11 shots. Finished fourth individually at the 2017 United States Golf Association Women’s State Team Championship in New Mexico and was a member of the victorious Team Alabama at the 2018 Southern Junior Cup at Old Kinderhook. Morard is the number one ranked junior in Alabama and the 2018 Alabama Girls State Junior Player of the Year. She is a 2020 verbal commit to the University of Alabama.
Player of the Year Selection Process:
- Selection is based on the Alabama State Junior Golf Rankings
- Rankings points accumulated from September 1 thru August 31 of the current year will be taken into consideration
- Players that graduate in May of current rankings calendar remain eligible for end-of-year awards, selected in August.
- The top Boy and Girl in the current-year rankings as of August 31st will be awarded the Alabama State Junior Player of the Year
- In the event of a tie for Alabama State Junior Player of the Year, both players would be awarded Player of the Year honors
- Player of the Year Awards will be presented to both the male and female recipient each spring at the Alabama Golf Association Annual Meeting