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Southern Junior Cup Team


2017 Alabama Southern Junior Cup Team
 
 

Female Team Members

Michaela Morard, 16, of Huntsville is a rising high school junior at Randolph School. Currently the #1 ranked female golfer in Alabama. She is the 2018 Alabama Girls State Junior Champion, 2016 and 2018 Alabama Women’s Stroke Play Champion, and set the tournament scoring record with a blistering 21-under (63-66-66) clearing second place by 11 shots.  4th individually at the 2017 USGA Women’s State team and qualified for match play at both the USGA US Girls Junior and USGA US Girls Amateur.  Morard has verbally committed to playing for the University of Alabama in 2020. This is her third year on the Southern Junior Cup team (Record: 6-0)
 
Ally Williams, 17, of Athens is a rising senior at Athens High School. Advanced to the Round of 16 at 2017 Alabama Women’s State Amateur, at Alabama State Junior Girls, and qualified for the 2018 USGA US Women’s Four Ball at El Caballero in California. Currently the #2 ranked female junior golfer in Alabama. This is her third year on the Southern Junior Cup team (Record: 4-2)

Caroline Waldrop, 18, of Birmingham
 will be a freshman at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY. She is the 2017-2018 AHSAA 7A State Champion, T2 at the 2018 Alabama Girls State Junior Championship, and 11th at Alabama Women’s Stroke Play Championship.   at the 2018 Alabama Women’s State Amateur Championship at The Country Club of Birmingham.  Currently the #7 ranked female junior golfer in Alabama.  This is her first Southern Junior Cup team selection.

Allison Howard, 17, of Newton
 is a rising senior at Providence Christian School. She is the 2017-2018 AHSAA 1A-3A State Champion, 6th at Alabama State Junior Girls, and multiple top 5 SJGT finishes. Currently the #8 ranked female junior golfer in Alabama. This is her first Southern Junior Cup team selection.
 
Lauren Gilchrist, 16, of Spanish Fort is a rising junior at UMS-Wright High School. 4th place at 2018 Alabama Girls State Junior Championship, qualified for the 2018 Girls Junior PGA, one win and multiple top 5 SJGT finishes, and one AJGA top 10 finish.  Gilchrist is currently the #6 ranked female junior golfer in Alabama.  This is her first Southern Junior Cup team selection.

 
 
Male Team Members

Nick Dunlap, 15, of Birmingham is a rising freshman at Spain Park High School. 8th at 2017 Alabama Boys State Junior Championship, T4 at 2018 Southern Junior Championship, and a top-10 finish at the AJGA Junior at River Watch, TaylorMade Adidas Junior All-Star, Ollie Schniederjans/Callaway Golf Junior Classic.  Dunlap finished T11 at the 2017 Alabama Men’s State Amateur Championship, becoming one of the youngest competitors to finish that high.  Currently ranked the #3 junior player in the state.  This is his first Southern Junior Cup team selection.

Connor Reid, 18, of Auburn will be a freshman at Samford University in Birmingham, AL.  He is the 2017-2018 AISA State Champion, Semi-finalist at 2017 Alabama Men’s State Match Play, T4 at 2017 Alabama Boys State Junior Championship, and multiple SJGT top 5 finishes. Reid is currently the #9 ranked male junior golfer in Alabama.  This is his first Southern Junior Cup team selection.

Connor Newton, 18, of Auburn will be a freshman at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC. Made the cut at the 2018 Alabama Men’s State Amateur Championship, T25 at the 2017 Alabama Boys State Junior and multiple top-5 SJGT finishes. This is his second year on the Southern Junior Cup team (Record 2-1).

Will Patrick, 16, of Oneonta is a rising junior at Oneonta High School. Qualified for the 2018 Southern Amateur Championship, 3rd at 2017-2018 4A AHSAA State High School Championship, made the cut at the 2018 Alabama Men’s State Amateur and has multiple SJGT top 5 finishes.  Patrick is currently ranked as the #13 junior in the state of Alabama.  This is his first Southern Junior Cup team selection.

Hunter Battles, 17, of Tuscumbia is a rising senior at Muscle Shoals High School. Qualified for the 2018 Southern Amateur Championship, 3rd at 2017-2018 6A AHSAA State High School Championship, made the cut at the 2018 Alabama Men’s State Amateur and has a 2018 SJGT title. This is his first Southern Junior Cup team selection.