Oct. 23, 2012
Junior golf's top honors were announced Tuesday, Oct. 16, as 48 boys and 48 girls were named Rolex Junior All-Americans by Rolex and the American Junior Golf Association.
Tennessee's Chad Merzbacher earned Honorable Mention honors as part of the 2012 Rolex Junior All-American team.
The freshman from Dublin, Ohio has been a great asset to the Vol golf program this year. Through three events in the fall season, Merzbacher has played in the Windon Memorial and Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate tournaments, playing well and finishing in the middle of the pack.
Introduced by the American Junior Golf Association in 1978, the Rolex Junior All-America Teams annually recognize players who have proven to be the world's premier junior golfers. This year's selections distinguished themselves through their outstanding play in 88 national events, 72 of which were conducted by the AJGA. The Rolex Junior All-America Teams were determined exclusively through the Polo Golf Rankings.
The teams are comprised of 96 junior golfers, ages 13-19, from 22 states, Puerto Rico and nine foreign countries (China, Colombia, France, India, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Sweden and Thailand).
Merzbacher will join the other honorees at the Rolex Junior All-America Awards Banquet, Nov. 18, at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Merzbacher is not the only current Vol to be named to the Rolex Junior All-American Team. In 2008, junior Brandon Rodgers was an honorable mention selection.