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Alabama State Junior Player of the Year

Michaela Morard and Nick Dunlap: 2018 Alabama State Junior Players of the Year

Junior Boys Player of the Year:

Nick Dunlap , of Birmingham and class of 2022, wins his first Alabama Junior Boys Player of the Year award highlighted by a five shot victory at the Alabama Boys State Junior Championship held at GlenLakes Golf Club in Foley.  He finished fourth at the Southern Junior Championship at Squire Creek Country Club in Louisiana, fifth at the AHSAA 7A State Championship, qualified for the Alabama Men’s State Amateur Championship, and has multiple AJGA top-10 performances to his credit.  A high school freshman, Dunlap and his family relocated to South Carolina prior to the 2018-19 school year.

Junior Girls Player of the Year:

Michaela Morard , of Huntsville and class of 2020, is a junior at Randolph School in Huntsville.  She won two AGA state titles in 2018 – Alabama Girls State Junior Championship at Montgomery Country Club and Alabama Women’s Stroke Play at Canebrake Club in Athens, where she shattered her own scoring record with a blistering 21-under (63-66-66) clearing second place by 11 shots. She finished second at the AHSAA 4A/5A State Championship, fourth individually at the 2017 USGA 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 in Missouri.  Morard has six career AGA titles: Alabama Girls State Junior Championship (2015, 2017, 2018), Alabama Women’s Stroke Play Championship (2016, 2018), Alabama Women’s Four-Ball Championship (2015 with Ally Williams). She has verbally committed to play collegiate golf at 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