Boys All-State Teams
Boys First Team:Nick Dunlap, 2022, of Huntsville is a senior at homeschool and a commit to The University of Alabama. He was named Champion at the U.S. Boys Junior Championship, winning his final match 3 and 2. He preceded this triumph by winning this year’s Dustin Johnson Junior World Championship, qualifying for the U.S. Amateur with medalist honors in Decatur, AL and claiming AJGA’s Polo Golf Junior Classic title. Dunlap finished T2 at both the Boys Junior PGA Championship and AJGA’s Wyndham Invitational. He notched several top-fives in other national junior events, such as the 26th Bobby Chapman Junior Invitational and the Sea Pines Junior Heritage. Dunlap will go on to represent Alabama in next year’s U.S. Open, at The Country Club in Brookline, MA. Dunlap has one career AGA State Title: Alabama Boys State Junior (2018). Dunlap was the 2018 Alabama Boys State Junior Player of the Year, and he is the 2021 Alabama Boys State Junior Player of the Year.
Gordon Sargent, 2021, of Birmingham is a freshman at Vanderbilt University. He is one of five chosen to receive the prestigious Byron Nelson International Junior Golf Award. Sargent has three career AGA State Titles: Alabama Boys State Junior Championship (2019) and 105th Alabama State Amateur Championship (2020 & 2021). He finished second at AJGA’s Ping Invitational, as well as this year’s Western Amateur. He claimed third at AJGA’s Simplify Boys Championship and went on to finish fourth at AJGA’s Rolex Tournament of Champions. Sargent had a top-ten finish at the U.S. Boys Junior Championship and advanced to the Round of 64 at this year’s U.S. Amateur. He is the 2020 Alabama Boys State Junior Player of the year.
Paul Bruce, 2021, of Guntersville is a freshman at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. Bruce claimed this year’s Alabama Boys State Junior title. He also claimed the title at SJGT’s Tournament of Champions. He had a top 5 finish at SJGT’s Kiva Dunes Junior Classic, SJGT’s Southeastern Junior, the Gator Invitational and the Future Masters. Bruce had a top 15 finish at PGA’s Willow Cup and a top 20 finish at the 105th Alabama State Amateur Championship. He finished T50 at the Southern Junior Championship.
Jones Free, 2021, of Selma is a freshman at The University of Alabama. He finished T1 at the Future Masters and claimed SJGT’s Patrick Farms Junior Classic title. Free had top 10 finishes in SJGT’s Tournament of Champions, the Alabama Boys State Junior, PGA’s Willow Cup, and Bubba Conlee. He secured a top 15 finish at the Southern Junior Championship, as well as T26 in the 105th Alabama State Amateur Championship.
Tristin Wisener, 2023, of Hartselle is a junior at Hartselle High School. He won the Burningtree Junior Classic. He had three top 5 finishes: Future Masters, Alabama Boys State Junior and the AJGA Hunstville Junior. Wisener finished top 10 at the AJGA Junior Championship, SJGT’s Lee Hodges Classic and the Sea Island Junior Classic.
Chase Kyes, 2025, of Birmingham is a freshman at Spain Park. He won the Vaughn Taylor Championship and finished second at the Alabama Boys State Junior Championship. He also finished second at the Stewart Cink Championship.
Boys Second Team:
Tom Fischer, 2022, of Birmingham is a freshman at Mountain Brook High School. He claimed second at AJGA’s Junior at Canebrake Club. Fischer also finished T3 at the Lee Hodges Classic. He had multiple top 10 finishes within the AJGA. He also finished T6 at the Alabama Boys State Junior. Fischer secured T12 at this year’s Southern Junior Championship.
Ward Harris, 2023, of Vestavia Hills is a junior at Vestavia Hills High School. He had multiple top 5 finishes on the SJGT circuit. Harris had a top 20 performance at the Southern Junior.
Harrison Sims, 2022, of Homewood is a senior at Homewood High School. He finished in the top 35 at the Alabama State Amateur Championship, top 14 at the Alabama Boys State Junior and top 20 at the Alabama State Match Play Championship. He claimed third in the SJGT Ooltewah Junior Classic and finished in the top 10 at the Future Masters.
Jackson Mitchell, 2023, of Athens is a junior at Athens High School. Mitchell won the Huntsville Junior Classic. He finished second at the Burningtree Junior Classic, as well as the Lee Hodges Classic and the All-State Sugar Bowl Tommy Moore Memorial. He had multiple top ten finishes within the SJGT tour and finished T31 at the Southern Junior Championship.
Boys Third Team:Trace Bracknell, 2023, of Tuscaloosa is a junior at Northridge High School. He finished top 5 in both the future Masters and the Harris English Invitational. Bracknell secured a top 10 placement at the Gulf Shores Junior Classic. He also advanced to this year’s U.S. Boys Junior Championship.
Gibson Charlton, 2023, of Enterprise is a junior at Enterprise High School. He claimed third in this year’s Alabama Boys State Junior, fourth in the Ooltewah Junior Classic and T5 in the Magnolia Grove Junior Classic.
John Bruce, 2022, of Guntersville is a senior at Guntersville High School. Bruce won the Lee Hodges Classic. He finished fourth at the Burningtree Junior Classic. Bruce also had a top 10 finish at the Future Masters. He went on to finish within the top 60 at the 105th Alabama State Amateur Championship.
Stuart Dickson, 2022, of Trussville is a senior at Hewitt-Trussville High School. He had multiple top 5 finishes this season: the Alabama Boys State Junior, BGA’s FarmLinks, AJGO’s Timberline and BGA’s Junior Championship.
Michael Crocker, 2024, of Mobile is a sophomore at McGill-Toolen Catholic High School. He claimed the title at the Grand National Junior Classic. Crocker also finished within the top 10 at the Alabama Boys State Junior and competed in this year’s Alabama State Amateur Championship. Beyond these accomplishments, he had multiple other top 10 finishes on the SJGT circuit.