(RIDGEFIELD, Conn.) – Junior Golf Hub – the leading online community for junior golfers, their parents and college coaches – announces the winners of the 2020 Hub Cup, its flagship competition where members compete throughout the season using verified tournament scores. The top five boys and top five girls will receive a College Level Scholarship that will support their journey to collegiate golf.
The winners and scholarship awards are as follows:
1) Isabella McCauley (Inver Grove Heights, MN) -- $1,000
2) Yana Wilson (Las Vegas, NV) -- $750
3) Leigh Chien (Irvine, CA) -- $500
4) Nicole Felce (Holiday, FL) -- $250
5) Meghan Royal (Carlsbad, CA) -- $250
1) Rylan Johnson (Gilbert, AZ) -- $1,000
2) Sean Minor (Columbia, MO) -- $750
3) Ryan Plodkowski (Del Mar, CA) -- $500
4) Jake Griffin (Kensington, MD) -- $250
5) Lorenzo Sanz (Glen Arm, MD) -- $250
The standings are determined primarily by tournament scoring average on a rolling 52-week cycle, with certain minimum standards necessary to be qualified to receive scholarships. To be eligible for the Hub Cup Standings golfers must, be members of the Junior Golf Hub, be between the ages of 14-18, and compete in a minimum of five verified 18-hole rounds, among other criteria.
“The Hub Cup acts as a conduit to our ultimate goal of providing more opportunities to more people who have the goal of playing college golf,” says Junior Golf Hub Founder, Roger Knick. “These scholarships will help break down any barriers standing in the way.”
Through relationships with over 25 PGA Section Junior Tours as well as other junior tours such as AJGA, HJGT, Peggy Kirk Bell, Notah Begay III, and state and regional golf associations around the country where scores are automatically verified within a few days after the tournament.
Prizes comply with the rules of maintaining Amateur Status and all monies received will be paid directly to the educational institution of the winner’s choice.
Junior Golf Hub starts with a LinkedIn-style profile for both athletes and college programs. Golfers can tailor their searchable profiles to include athletic measurables such as verified tournament scores, swing speed, tournament schedules and academic information such as GPA, test scores and academic honors.
For those still seeking their perfect fit, Junior Golf Hub has a “Find a College” function with filters that narrow down results based on the program’s scoring average, acceptable test scores, tuition, majors offered, size of enrollment and more. College golf hopefuls will receive push notifications when a collegiate program starts following them on the app.
A premium membership to Junior Golf Hub, which tracks a player’s growth and development as they move through their junior golf journey, is not only a beneficial tool for the burgeoning young golfers but it also hosts an invaluable suite of resources and education that supports parents throughout the complicated process of recruiting. To purchase or view details and pricing, visit www.juniorgolfhub.com/give-the-gift-of-premium.
To date, nearly 10,000 athletes have created a profile, while more than 1,000 members of JGH have gone on to play golf at an NCAA DI, DII, DIII or NAIA school. The current collegiate database consists of 2,300 men’s and women’s golf programs.
To learn more and sign up today, download the Junior Golf Hub App in the App Store or Google Play Store. The platform can also be accessed at www.juniorgolfhub.com.
About Junior Golf Hub
Junior Golf Hub (JGH) is the leading online community for junior golfers, their parents and college coaches, offering a modern, easily accessible website and mobile app that simplifies and streamlines the college golf placement process for prospects. JGH provides a one-of-a-kind tool to help players and parents navigate the confusing journey to college golf, while helping college coaches discover and connect with top talent. Prided on innovation, advanced technology, big-picture thinking and operating at the cutting-edge of the golf industry, JGH’s team includes a top PGA professional, former Division I collegiate golfers, a state amateur champion and season business professionals, focused on adding value to members across the world.