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Fair named HP Scholastic Junior All-American

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Monett native honored by AJGA, HP for achievements on the golf course, in the classroom

BRASELTON, Ga. -- Jacob Fair of Monett, Mo., has been named an HP Scholastic Junior All-American, the American Junior Golf Association and HP announced Wednesday. Sponsored by HP since 1988, the team consists of 12 young men and 12 young women who demonstrate the ability to excel both on the golf course and in the classroom.

A senior at Monett High School, Fair is ranked first in his class of 145 students. A standout in the classroom and on the golf course, he is a member of the AJGA Leadership Links program, participating in the Birdies for Charity Program. Fair contributes much of his time participating in and fundraising for the Relay for Life event to help raise money for the American Cancer Society. He is also actively involved in Future Business Leaders of America and the St. Lawrence Catholic Church Youth Group. In addition to his community involvement, Fair has found success on the golf course, holding a No. 20 spot in the Polo Golf Rankings. He has compiled four top-10 finishes in competition this season, including a second-place finish at the AJGA Junior at Quad Cities, the AJGA Huntsville Junior and the Lockton Kansas City Junior.

"HP is delighted once again to recognize academic excellence with the naming of the 2011 HP Scholastic Junior All-America Team," said John Dayan, vice president of marketing, Personal Systems Group Americas, Hewlett Packard. "The AJGA works hard to prepare young adults for life after high school by instilling honor, perseverance and good sportsmanship. HP is proud to be associated with the AJGA and this great group of young adults."

To be eligible to apply for the HP Scholastic Junior All-America Team, boys must have placed in the top 10 of an AJGA Open or Invitational, while girls needed a top-five finish. The selections were then based on grade point average, class rank, leadership skills, SAT/ACT/PLAN/PSAT scores, community service and writing ability. Candidates were required to submit an essay no longer than 500 words on an original topic relating to golf.

These outstanding individuals will be honored at the Rolex Junior All-America Awards Banquet, Nov. 20, at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. By being named to this team, each player is also eligible to participate in the Polo Golf Junior Classic, one of the most prestigious events in junior golf, which will take place on PGA National Resort & Spa's Champion and Haig Courses, Nov. 19-25.

Former HP Scholastic Junior All-Americans have gone on to successful amateur and professional golf careers, including Casey Martin (1989), Wendy Ward (1990), Kellee Booth (1992), Matt Kuchar (1994), Scott Langley (2005) and Patrick Rodgers (2009, 2010).

For more information, please contact Denae Olberding (dolberding@ajga.org) in the AJGA Communications Department at (785) 766-4252, or visit ajga.org.

About the American Junior Golf Association

The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) 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 provides valuable exposure for college golf scholarships, and has an annual junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of approximately 5,000 junior golfers from 49 states and more than 40 countries. To ensure scholarship opportunities for all junior golfers who have the skill, the AJGA created the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program to provide financial assistance to young players in need.

Titleist, the AJGA's National Sponsor, has been the catalyst and driving force behind the Association's success since 1989. Rolex, which is in its third decade of AJGA support, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. In 2007, after 12 years of support, Polo Ralph Lauren became the AJGA's second Premier Partner.

AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 500 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Stewart Cink, Matt Kuchar, Hunter Mahan, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr, Inbee Park and Morgan Pressel.

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2011 HP Scholastic Junior All-Americans

BOYS TEAM

Taylor Billings, Kenner, La. (2012)

School: Jesuit High School

GPA: 4.72

Rank in Class: 1 of 280

ACT: 35; SAT: 2230

Best 2011 finish: T7, 2011 AJGA Huntsville Junior

Charles Cai, West Windsor, N.J. (2012)

School: West Windsor Plainsboro High School North

GPA: 4.45

Rank in Class: N/A

ACT: 34; SAT: 2120

Best 2011 finish: T9, Lessing's AJGA Classic

Teddy Corcoran, Rochester, N.Y. (2012) -- Essay winner

School: Brighton High School

GPA: 3.6

Rank in Class: N/A

SAT: 2020

Best 2011 finish: 10th, Rochester Open Championship

Jacob Fair, Monett, Mo. (2012)

School: Monett High School

GPA: 4.0

Rank in Class: 1 of 145

ACT: 28

Best 2011 finishes: 2nd, Lockton Kansas City Junior

Colin Frizzell, Nacogdoches, Texas (2013)

School: Nacogdoches High School

GPA: 104.40

Rank in Class: 3 of 421

ACT: 27

Best 2011 finish: T10, Elbit Systems of America Junior Championship

Forrest Gamble, Birmingham, Ala. (2012)

School: Vestavia Hills High School

GPA: 4.74

Rank in Class: 2 of 407

ACT: 35; SAT: 2250

Best 2011 finish: T5, AJGA Franklin Junior

Tyler Ostrom, Warsaw, Ind. (2012)

School: Warsaw High School

GPA: 4.33

Rank in Class: 32 of 463

ACT: 32; SAT: 1930

Best 2011 finish: T3, AJGA Stonehenge Junior Open

Patipan Pipatpinyopong, Loves Park, Ill. (2012)

School: Harlem High School

GPA: 4.30

Rank in Class: 7 of 527

ACT: 32

Best 2011 finish: T7, McArthur Towel & Sports Future Legends

Quinlan Prchal, Glenview, Ill. (2012)

School: Glenbrook South

GPA: 3.95

Rank in Class: N/A

ACT: 32

Best 2011 finish: T6, AJGA Nebraska Junior at Quarry Oaks

Harrison Shih, Saddle River, N.J. (2012)

School: Bergen Catholic High School

GPA: 99.9

Rank in Class: N/A

ACT: 28; SAT: 2010

Best 2011 finish: Won AJGA Northern Virginia Junior

Bailey Truesdell, Grand Blanc, Mich. (2012)

School: Grand Blanc High School

GPA: 4.09

Rank in Class: 18 of 597

ACT: 32

Best 2011 finish: T5, Randy Wise Junior Open

Joe Willis, Lake Forest, Ill. (2012)

School: Lake Forest High School

GPA: 5.38

Rank in Class: N/A

ACT: 35; SAT: 2300

Best 2011 finish: 3rd, McArthur Towel & Sports Future Legends



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