Oct. 25, 2006
BRASELTON, Ga. -
Auburn freshman Candace Shepperle was named an honorable mention Rolex Junior All-American by the American Junior Golf Association Tuesday, thus joining an esteemed collection of current and former top-level junior golfers from around the world.
This is Schepperle's second consecutive award, as she also was named an honorable mention Rolex Junior All-American in 2005.
In amateur play this summer, Schepperle had two top-10 finishes including a tie for third at the Ringgold Telephone Company Junior Classic in Rome, Ga., in June. Also in June, Schepperle finished second at the Natural Resource Partners Bluegrass Junior in Ashland, Ky., helping her to the 46th national position in the final 2006 Polo Golf Rankings.
Thus far in collegiate play, Schepperle has finished 40th at the NCAA Fall Preview, 11th at the Lady Tar Invitational and 16th at the UT Mercedes-Benz Women's Collegiate. She has the lowest stroke average on the Auburn team (75.00) and each of her nine tournament rounds have been low enough to count for Auburn team totals.
Introduced by the AJGA in 1978, the Rolex Junior All-America Teams annually recognize those players who have established themselves as the world's premier junior golfers. This year's selections distinguished themselves through their outstanding play in 63 national events, 52 of which were conducted by the AJGA. In 2006, the Rolex Junior All-America Teams were determined exclusively through the Polo Golf Rankings for the first time.
The teams are comprised of 96 junior golfers, ages 13-19, from 20 states and three foreign countries. These standouts will be recognized Nov. 19 during the Rolex Junior All-America Awards Banquet held at The Cloister in Sea Island, Ga.
The American Junior Golf Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. The AJGA, the largest Association of its kind, has an annual junior membership of more than 5,000 junior golfers from 49 states and 30 foreign countries.
Schepperle is scheduled to compete with her Auburn teammates in the Derby Invitational Oct. 27-29 at the Auburn University Club in Auburn, Ala.