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 is a junior at Mountain Brook High School. He won the 74th Alabama Boys State Junior Championship at Indian Hills Country Club in Tuscaloosa. He finished second at the Bobby Chapman Junior Invitational, qualified for the U.S. Junior making it 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. Gordon has one career AGA Title: Alabama Boys State Junior Championship (2019). A 2021 commit to Vanderbilt University and the number one ranked junior in the State of Alabama making him the 2019 Alabama Junior Boys Player of the Year.
Junior Girls Player of the Year:
Michaela Morard, 2020, of Huntsville is a senior at Randolph School in Huntsville and the two-time defending Alabama Girls State Player of the Year. She won two AGA State Titles in 2019 – This included her fourth title at the Alabama Girls State Junior Championship tying Martha Lang for most all-time victories. She followed that performance up with a victory in the Alabama Women’s State Amateur Championship at Cherokee Ridge. Morard also had first place finishes at the AHSAA State High School Championship and 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 is the number one ranked junior in Alabama and the 2019 Alabama Girls Junior Player of the Year. She is a 2020 verbal commit to the University of Alabama.