Alabama State Junior Players of the Year
Gordon Sargent and Michaela Morard: 2019 Alabama State Junior Players of the Year
Junior Boys Player of the Year:
Gordon Sargent, 2021, of Birmingham wins his first Alabama Junior Boys Player of the Year award. He won the 74th Alabama Boys State Junior Championship and his first AGA title by six strokes at Indian Hills Country Club in Tuscaloosa posting a 201 (-12) score. He finished second at the Bobby Chapman Junior Invitational, qualified for the U.S. Junior Amateur where he advanced to the Round of 64, and made the cut at the Junior PGA Championship. Sargent also finished in a tie for second at the AHSAA 7A State High School Championship. Currently a junior at Mountain Brook High School, he has committed to play collegiately at Vanderbilt University.
Junior Girls Player of the Year:
Michaela Morard, 2020, of Huntsville is a senior at Randolph School in Huntsville earns her third consecutive Alabama Junior Girls Player of the Year award. She won two AGA state titles in 2019 – 87th Alabama Women’s State Amateur Championship and 56th Alabama Girls State Junior Championship. Her Girls State Junior Championship title tied Martha Lang for most all-time victories with four. Morard won the AHSAA Girls 4A-5A State High School Championship by 11 strokes at RTJ Capitol Hill’s Senator course. On the national stage, she advanced to the Round of 32 at the U.S. Girls’ Junior and the U.S. Women’s Amateur. Morard has eight career AGA titles: Alabama Girls State Junior Championship (2015, 2017-2019), Alabama Women’s State Amateur Championship (2019), Alabama Women’s Stroke Play Championship (2016, 2018), and the Alabama Women’s Four-Ball Championship (2015 with Micheala Williams). She has signed to play collegiately at the University of Alabama.