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AGA Junior Boys All-State Teams


Boys 1st Team:

Ethan Hagood, 2018, of Birmingham is a rising high school senior at Spain Park High School.  Champion at 2017 SGA Southern Junior Amateur Championship by birdieing his last 5 holes, including all 3 playoff holes.  Finished 3rd at the AGA Alabama State Junior Championship, and won multiple SJGT events.  Hagood was a member of the champion Team Alabama at this year’s Southern Junior Cup in Oxford, MS. 1st ranked male junior golfer in Alabama for 2017 and the 2017 Alabama Golf Association-Alabama State Junior Male Player of the Year.  Currently committed to play golf for the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

JP Cave, 2020, of Mobile
is a rising high school sophomore at UMS-Wright Preparatory School.  Champion at 2017 AHSAA 4A championship, 2nd at AGA Alabama Boys State Junior Championship, T5 at the Southern Junior Championship and qualified for the AGA Alabama Men’s State Amateur Championship.  Cave was a member of the champion Team Alabama at this year’s Southern Junior Cup in Oxford, MS. 2nd ranked male junior golfer in Alabama for 2017.  Currently committed to play golf for the University of Alabama.  

Austin Coggin, 2019, of Vestavia Hills
is a rising high school junior at Vestavia Hills High School.  T4 at the 2017 AGA Alabama Boys State Junior Championship, T5 at AHSAA 7A championship, runner-up at AGA Alabama State Four-Ball, and T5 at the SGA Southern Junior Amateur Championship.  Coggin was a member of the champion Team Alabama at this year’s Southern Junior Cup in Oxford, MS.  3rd ranked male junior golfer in Alabama for 2017.  Currently committed to play golf for the Auburn University. 

Turk Pettit, 2017, of Auburn
will be a freshman at Clemson University in Clemson, SC.  Champion at 2017 AISA championship, 2nd at AGA Alabama Men’s State Amateur Championship, 3rd at 2017 Future Masters, and made the Round of 64 at both the USGA U.S. Junior and U.S. Amateur Championships.  4th ranked male junior golfer in Alabama for 2017. 

Padraic Sim, 2018, of Spanish Fort
is a rising senior at Spanish Fort High School.  Champion at 2017 AGA Alabama Boys State Junior Championship in comeback fashion by posting a final round 64 and has multiple top-5 finishes in SJGT and AJGA events.  Sim was a member of the champion Team Alabama at this year’s Southern Junior Cup in Oxford, MS.  5th ranked male junior golfer in Alabama for 2017.  Currently committed to play golf for the University of Washington.
 
Boys 2nd Team:

Connor Reid, 2018, of Opelika is a rising high school senior at Lee-Scott Academy.  T2 at 2017 AISA championship, T4 at the AGA Alabama Boys State Junior Championship, Semifinalist at the AGA Alabama Men’s State Match Play, and T25 at the SGA Southern Junior Amateur Championship.  6th ranked male junior golfer in Alabama for 2017.  Currently committed to play golf for Samford University.

Connor Newton, 2018, of Auburn
is a rising high school senior at Auburn High School.  T2 at 2017 AHSAA 7A championship, qualified for the AGA Alabama Men’s State Amateur Championship, and multiple top-5 finishes at SJGT events.  Newton was a member of the champion Team Alabama at this year’s Southern Junior Cup in Oxford, MS.  9th ranked junior golfer in Alabama for 2017. 

Thomas Ponder, 2019, of Dothan
is a rising junior at Providence Christian School.  Champion at 2017 AHSAA 3A championship and the 2017 Future Masters.  Also qualified for the 2017 USGA U.S. Junior Championship in Andover, KS.  8th ranked junior golfer in Alabama for 2017.  Currently committed to play golf for the University of Alabama.

Ryan Eshleman, 2020, of Vestavia Hills
is a rising high school sophomore at Vestavia Hills High School.  T2 at AHSAA Championship, T10 at the Future Masters, qualified for the AGA Alabama Men’s State Amateur Championship and multiple top-5 finishes at SJGT events.  9th ranked junior golfer in Alabama for 2017.  Currently committed to play golf at Auburn University.

John Hilliard Catanzaro, 2017, of Gadsden
will be a freshman at the University of Georgia, where he will be a member of the men’s golf team.  Champion at 2017 AHSAA 1A-2A championship, T4 at Future Masters, and made the round of 64 at the 2017 USGA US Amateur Championship.  10th ranked junior golfer in Alabama for 2017. 
 
Boys 3rd Team:

Andrew Graves, 2018, of Mobile is a rising senior at UMS-Wright Preparatory School.  2nd at 2017 AHSAA 4A championship, T4 at AGA Alabama Boys State Junior Championship, and qualified for the AGA Alabama Men’s State Amateur Championship.  11th ranked junior golfer in Alabama for 2017.

Ike Alexander, 2017, of Florence
will be a freshman at Troy University, where he will be a member of the men’s golf team.  T3 at 2017 AHSAA 1A-2A championship, T6 at the AL-NW Florida PGA Alabama Open, and qualified for the AGA Alabama Men’s State Amateur Championship.  T12th ranked junior golfer in Alabama for 2017.   

Ford Clegg, 2018, of Mountain Brook
is a rising high school senior at Mountain Brook High School.  Champion at 2017 AHSAA 7A championship, T12 at the AGA Alabama Boys State Junior Championship, T18 at the Future Masters, and made the cut in both the AGA Alabama Men’s State Amateur and SGA Southern Junior Championship.  T12th ranked junior golfer in Alabama for 2017.

Nicholas Dunlap, 2022, of Birmingham
is a rising 8th grader at Berry Middle School.  Finished T11 at the AGA Alabama Men’s State Amateur Championship, becoming one of the youngest players in state history to finish that high.  Dunlap also finished 8th at the AGA Alabama Boys State Junior, and multiple top-5 finishes at SJGA events.  14th ranked junior golfer in Alabama for 2017. 

John Racciatti Jr., 2017, of Fairhope
will be a freshman at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, where he will play on the men’s golf team.  T2 at 2017 AHSAA 7A championship, T19 at the AGA Alabama State Junior Championship, and T18 at the AGA Alabama Men’s State Amateur Championship.  15th ranked junior golfer in Alabama for 2017.