It was announced that Eric Lee from Fullerton, California and Kaitlyn Schröder of Jacksonville, Florida were the 2022 American Junior Golf Association’s Players of the Year.
Lee is the first junior boy from California to receive the honor since 2010 and Schroeder is the first junior girl from Florida since 2009. Both are first-team Rolex Junior All-Americans and both have their distinctions.
Lee, 17 years old, did not place outside the top 10 at seven junior golf events in order to finish the season at No. No. 1 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings. He won the season-opening Rolex Tournament of Champions, PGA National. He reached the quarterfinals at the U.S. Junior Amateur at Bandon Dunes. Lee is committed to Cal.
Alabama commit Schroeder had two wins and three top five finishes. She won the 31st Rolex Girls Junior Championship held at The Loxahatchee Club as well as the Girls Junior PGA Championship in Cog Hill. She reached the round 32 at the U.S. Girl’s Junior in Kentucky.
Each year, the Rolex Junior All-America Teams recognize the top junior golfers around the globe. The 2022 class features 48 boys and 48 women, aged 14-19 years, representing 10 countries and 24 states. As of October 12, the Rolex AJGA Rankings were used to determine the teams.
The Rolex Junior All-America Awards Banquet will honor Lee, Schroeder and the 2022 Rolex Junior All-America Team Members on Saturday, November 19.