BRASELTON, GA – Chad Deegan of Atlanta, has been named a Transamerica Scholastic Junior All-American by the American Junior Golf Association. Since 1988, the team has recognized 12 young men and 12 young women who demonstrate the ability to excel both on the golf course and in the classroom.
“These 24 exceptional young men and women are impressive on so many levels,” said Brian Forbes, director of sponsorships for Transamerica. “They exemplify sportsmanship on the golf course and citizenship in their schools and in their communities. At Transamerica, we share their commitment and passion for a healthy and active lifestyle. We are proud to support their efforts and we congratulate them on their outstanding achievements.”
Adjusted GPA: 4.23
Best 2017 finish: T5, Natural Resource Partners Bluegrass Junior
Community involvement: Peer Leader, SunRise Assisted Living volunteer and The Association of Catholic Student Councils volunteer
To be eligible to apply for the Transamerica Scholastic Junior All-America Team, applicants must be juniors or seniors with boys earning a top-10 finish in an AJGA Open or Invitational and girls needing a top-five finish. After qualifying, selections were then based on the following criteria (in order of importance): standardized test scores, GPA, school leadership and community service. The AJGA uses an adjusted GPA scale to systematically compare applicants.
The Transamerica Scholastic Junior All-America Team will be honored at the Rolex Junior All-America Awards Banquet,Nov. 19 at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. By being named to the team, each player is also eligible to participate in the Rolex Tournament of Champions, one of the most prestigious events in junior golf, which will take place on PGA National Resort & Spa’s Champion and Fazio Courses, Nov. 18-23.
Former AJGA Scholastic Junior All-Americans have gone on to successful amateur and professional golf careers, including Casey Martin (1989), Wendy Ward (1990), Kellee Booth (1992), Christie Kerr (1994), Matt Kuchar (1994), Scott Langley (2005) and Patrick Rodgers (2009, 2010).