Wronowski, who served as the 37th PGA President, is a member of both the PGA of America and the Middle Atlantic PGA Section Halls of Fame. He is currently the Director of Golf Development & Relations for the Folds of Honor Foundation, where he promotes the organization's cause to provide scholarships in support of families of military veterans who have served and sacrificed for our country. Wronowski is also the former PGA Director of Member and Player Development at Hillendale Country Club in Phoenix, Maryland. During his 34-year tenure at the facility, he was named the Middle Atlantic PGA Section's 1999 Golf Professional of the Year, 2002 Bill Strausbaugh Award recipient and 1984 Assistant Golf Professional of the Year.
In addition to being named to the U.S. Junior Ryder Cup Team, Bhatia became the first player ever Friday to win back-to-back Boys Junior PGA Championships. He holds the Championship's all-time record for lowest 18-hole score (61), lowest 54-hole score (199) and lowest 72-hole score (22-under par 266). Bhatia also won the prestigious 2018 Junior Invitational at Sage Valley and smashed event records at the 2018 AJGA Polo Golf Junior Classic. He was a member of the 2017 U.S. Junior Presidents Cup Team and earned the most points in the Boys Junior Ryder Cup Standings.
Castillo entered the 2018 Boys Junior PGA Championship as the No. 1 ranked boy overall and is the 2018 AJGA Heather Farr Champion. In 2017, he advanced to the round of 32 in the U.S. Amateur; and the round of 16 in the U.S. Junior Amateur. Castillo finished fourth in the 2018 U.S. Junior Ryder Cup standings. He is a University of Florida commit.
Claycomb is the 2017 PING Invitational champion and a member of the 2017 Junior Presidents Cup Team. He competed in the 2018 Australian Amateur. Claycomb is committed to the University of Alabama for the Class of 2020. He finished second in the U.S. Junior Ryder Cup Standings and was 3rd at the 2018 Boys Junior PGA Championship.
The 2018 Kathy Whitworth Invitational winner also won the 2017 Rolex Junior Girls Championship and all three matches in the 2017 PING Junior Solheim Cup. She made the cut at the 2017 U.S. Women's Open, while paired with Lexi Thompson. Heck was fourth on the points list. She is committed to Stanford University.
By earning the most points on the girls side of the 2018 U.S. Junior Ryder Cup Standings, Li will be playing on her second U.S. Junior Ryder Cup Team. She was the youngest player ever to play in the U.S. Women's Open, when she competed at age 11. She was also the youngest competitor in the 2018 U.S. Women's Open at age 15. In 2017, Li won the ANA Junior Inspiration, PING Invitational and Rolex Tournament of Champions. She was the first 15-year old named to the Curtis Cup Team since Lexi Thompson. The 2016 Girls Junior PGA Champion, Li also won the 10-11 age group at the 2014 Drive, Chip & Putt Championship at Augusta National Golf Club.
Moll is the 2017 Jones Cup Junior Invitational Champion. He finished in second place in the 2017 UIL 6A Texas High School State Championship. He also had a 5th place finish at the 2018 Texas Amateur. Moll finished fifth in the 2018 U.S. Junior Ryder Cup standings.
Noh followed up her record-setting victory in the 2018 Girls Junior PGA Championship by winning the 2018 U.S. Girls' Junior Championship last weekend. Her Girls Junior PGA Championship title clinched an automatic bid on the U.S. Junior Ryder Cup Team. The 2018 AJGA Hana Bank Se Ri Pak Championship winner, she also won both the AJGA Girls Championship and Joanna Winter Arizona Silver Bell Championship in 2017. Noh finished second on the Junior Ryder Cup girls points list.
Pano was selected as a Captain's pick to the 2018 Junior Ryder Cup Team by PGA Past President and Team Captain Allen Wronowski. Pano was runner-up in the 2018 U.S. Girls' Junior Championship and competed in both the 2018 LPGA Thornberry Creek Classic and 2018 Symetra Tour Four Winds Invitational. A two-time Drive, Chip & Putt Championship age group winner, Pano was also featured in the golf documentary "The Short Game," after competing in the 7-8 year old division of the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship at Pinehurst Resort. The film was produced by Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel.
A 2017 Rolex Junior All-American 2nd Team Member, Ponich has won both the 2018 Utah State Junior Amateur Match Play and the 2017 Bobby Chapman Invitational. He recorded a hole-in-one at the 2018 Boys Junior PGA Championship during the final round. He finished sixth in the U.S. Junior Ryder Cup standings and was selected as a Captain's Pick by PGA Past President and United States Junior Ryder Cup Captain Allen Wronowski.
Shepherd won the 2017 U.S. Girls' Junior Championship. She was also a member of the 2017 Ping Junior Solheim Cup. In 2018, she was a semifinalist in the U.S. Women's Four-Ball. Shepherd was fifth on the points list. She is committed to Duke University.
Thorbjornsen captured the 2018 U.S. Junior Amateur at Baltusrol Golf Club, which clinched an automatic spot on the U.S. Junior Ryder Cup Team. With the win, he also earned exemptions into the 2018 U.S. Amateur and 2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. A contestant in the 2018 Wyndham Cup, he also finished T-5 in the 2017 Rolex Tournament of Champions. Thorbjornsen also won his age group (14-15) at the 2016 Drive, Chip & Putt Championship at Augusta National Golf Club. Thorbjornsen finished third in the U.S. Junior Ryder Cup Points Standings.
The 2017 Girls Junior PGA Champion, Zhang was runner-up in 2018 to Noh. With her second place finish in the 2018 Girls Junior PGA Championship, Zhang clinched an automatic bid on the U.S. Junior Ryder Cup Team. The winner of the 2018 ANA Junior Inspiration, Zhang was also a 2017 First Team Rolex Junior All-American. As well, she made the cut in the 2018 ANA Inspiration. Zhang was third on the points list.
The Deputy National Technical Director of French Golf, France’s Alsuguren will captain Europe in the Junior Ryder Cup for a second time in her native Paris this month. Her first appearance as European Captain came at Interlachan Country Club in 2016 where her team of 12 were beaten by the United States 15½–8½.
England’s Fuller has been on the international radar for around five years with a wide range of experience both on a national and international basis. Since 2013 Annabell has been part of regional and national squads that have earned her international places in tournaments such as the 2018 Curtis Cup Team representing Great Britain and Ireland, the European Nations Cup and European Ladies' Team Championship where she represented England, and then in the Asia Pacific Gold Confederation Junior Championship in Hong Kong where she represented Europe. Individually she has had multiple top-ten finishes in numerous events in the past few years, including wins in the 2016 Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters and the 2017 English U-16 Open Championship, both of which contributed to her current top-ten European amateur ranking.
Conor gained his place in the team after winning the 92nd Boys Amateur Championship at Royal Portrush in August, following in the footsteps of fellow Englishman, Matthew Fitzpatrick. The win not only earns him a Team Europe spot, but a start in the 124th Amateur Championship, and an exemption into Final Qualifying for The 148th Open. A current England Boys Squad Member, Conor has had strong international experience in his career already including representation this year at the European Boys Team Championships, being part of the winning GB&I team at The Jacques Leglise Trophy, and competing in the Allianz German Open 2018 at GC St. Leon-Rot in Germany alongside the Hojgaard twins.
Nicolai Hojgaard is one half of the now well-known Hojgaard twins partnership that has been making waves recently in amateur golf. Ranked in the top ten amateurs in the world, Nicolai won the 2018 European Amateur Championship in June which led to a starting spot in The Open Championship field at Carnoustie the next month, as well as spots in the Porsche European Open and his home national open, the Made in Denmark, in August. The European Amateur was Nicolai's third win of 2018 following victories in the Bravo Tours Open and Hovborg Kro Open in his homeland, along with a runner-up place in the Toyota Junior World Cup.
The second half of the Hojgaard twins, Rasmus, joins his brother in Team Europe, becoming the first male twins to be part of the squad. Hailing from the birthplace of LEGO, the Billund native bested his brother by four shots to win the Toyota Junior World Cup in Japan earlier this year, and also competed in the Porsche European Open and Made in Denmark events on the European Tour. Just a few weeks before the Junior Ryder Cup, Rasmus and Nicolai, together with teammate John Axelsen, were part of the victorious Danish Team that beat stiff competition from the USA, Spain and New Zealand at the 31st Eisenhower Trophy, earning the country’s first World Amateur Team Championship.
As a current member of the Swedish National Girls Team, Ingrid regularly features in girls junior events both in and out of Sweden. From 71 competitive starts, she has ten wins including the 2017 Irish Girls Open Strokeplay Championship at Roganstown Golf Club in Dublin. This impressive form has continued into 2018 with five top-tens in eight starts, one of which was a win at the 2018 German Girls Open at Golf Club St. Leon Rot. Whilst this will be her debut in the Junior Ryder Cup, she is no stranger to international representation with a 2018 European Girls Team Championship under her belt as well as a sixth place in the Toyota Junior World Cup in Japan.
Amanda joins fellow Swede Ingrid Lindblad in making her Junior Ryder Cup debut in Paris, but, with impressive international representation already on her CV, will no doubt take it her stride. Having represented Sweden both and junior and senior level on the European stage at the European Ladies and Girls Team Championships, her team experience will be an asset to the European side. With 72 competitive outings in her amateur career, she has amassed an incredible 33 top-ten finishes including eight wins in various Swedish tournaments, as well as European-wide events such as the 2017 ANNIKA Invitational Europe and the Internationaux de France U21 Tropee Esmond, and is currently ranked inside the top-50 of the women's world amateur rankings.
Currently ranked the number one amateur in Europe, Alessia is a stalwart member of the Italian National line-up having been part of the victorious 2018 European Girls Team Championship squad. She has earned her ranking after a stream of excellent finishes across the past couple of years with five individual top-fives in 2018 and five top-tens in 2017 that included an International Juniors of Belgium win, and the Italian U18 Team Championship title. Alessia has also played in the Junior Solheim Cup squad with Amanda Linnér and Emma Spitz, bringing potentially useful European Team experience with them to Paris.
Emilie makes her second Junior Ryder Cup appearance having earned a point in the 2016 Matches at Interlachen Country Club. Two key wins in 2016 set Emilie up for her appearance in the USA and this time around it was three top-tens and an international representation in the European Girls’ Team Championship that have seen her join Team Europe. Her matchplay skills are have been put to the test this year, but will stand her in good stead for this year’s matches after solid finishes at the Ladies British Open Amateur Championship and French International Lady Juniors 'Trophée Esmond’.
Barcelona native, Puig has been part of the Spanish junior national squads since the age of 14, and is currently a part of the Catalan Golf Federation’s high performance ‘Eagle’ program. Following in the footsteps of fellow Spaniard Sergio Garcia who competed in the first Junior Ryder Cup when it was an exhibition match in 1995, Puig will be a key member of Team Europe, with a variety of National Championships under his belt, including U-12 and U-14 titles, a runner-up U-16 finish. Just a few weeks before heading to Paris for the Junior Matches, he won the Spanish Under-18 Strokeplay Championship at Club de Golf La Cañada in Cádiz, as well as competing for the Continent of Europe in the recent Jacques Leglise Trophy.
The second Spaniard to form part of Team Europe has had a parallel career to Puig’s with a wide variety of representations both nationally and internationally as part of the Spanish National Team. Also hailing from Barcelona, Eduard has earned several championships at national level, including the U-16 Championship title, and is also part of the Catalan Golf Federation’s ‘Eagle’ program. Eduard is known for his skills as a leader, having been captain of every team he has played in for Spain, and is a key asset for the national squad earning victories with Puig in the U-18 European Team Championship, along with competing twice in The Jacques Leglise Trophy for the Continent of Europe.
Emma is making her second Junior Ryder Cup appearance this season, and her international experience has been developing for a number of years, with the biggest win of her career so far coming in August with the Girls' British Open Amateur Championship title at Ardglass in Northern Ireland. Her win has got her into the top-five female amateurs in Europe whilst securing a finally qualifying place for next year’s Women’s British Open, and inclusion in the inaugural field at the Augusta National Women’s Amateur Championship. Having achieved her goal to play in the Junior Solheim Cup by the time she was 15, Emma looks set to achieve her future goal of becoming a professional golfer.
With the same middle name as one golfing great, Robin ‘Tiger’ Williams has got his golf career off to a fine start with a variety of individual and team representations in the past few years. Living up to Sky Sport’s comment as ‘one to watch’ in late 2017, Robin made his professional debut at the British Masters - emulating another great, Rory McIlroy, who also debuted at the same age and at the same tournament. Following on from this appearance, solid results in early 2018 led to Robin competing in the European Boys Team Championships for England and for GB&I in The Jacques Leglise Trophy alongside fellow Team Europe member, Conor Gough.