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PALM BEACH GARDENS, FLA. – The PGA of America has announced the current Official Standings for the 2018 United States Junior Ryder Cup Team, as of May 3, 2018. The U.S. Junior Ryder Cup Team will feature six boys and six girls who are U.S. citizens and members of the high school graduating class of 2019, or younger.

The six girls who qualify for the team will be announced on July 23, following the U.S. Girls Junior Championship. The six boys who will join them on the team will be announced following the conclusion of the Boys Junior PGA Championship on Aug. 3. There will be 10 players who qualify as exemptions, as well as two Captain’s picks made by PGA Past President/2018 U.S. Junior Ryder Cup Captain Allen Wronowski, PGA.

The 11th Junior Ryder Cup will be contested between the U.S. and Europe at Disneyland Paris, Sept. 24-25. The American team is vying for its sixth straight victory in the biennial competition.

For complete U.S. Junior Ryder Cup Team qualification rules and official qualifying events, please click here.

2018 United States Junior Ryder Cup Team Official Boys Point Standings
(through Sage Valley Invitational)

BhatiaAkshay2020Wake Forest, N.C.2005
CastilloRicky2019Yorba Linda, Calif.1035
ClaycombCanon2020Bowling Green, Ky.775
WotnoskyGrayson2020Wake Forest, N.C.555
PonichCole2019Farmington, Utah535
SmithRyan2020Carlsbad, Calif.360
ThorbjornsenMichael2020Wellesley, Mass.320
MouwWilliam2019Chino, Calif.280
VogelsongAlexander2019Palm City, Fla.240
MerchentClay2019Noblesville, Ind.240
ThomsonWill2019Naples, Fla.200
DosseyLuke2019Austin, Texas180
CreasyConnor2019Abingdon, Va.140
DoyleDrew2020Louisville, Ky.120
CogginAustin2019Vesavia Hills, Ala.120
SmithFulton2019Pinehurst, N.C.100
FountainPeter2020Raleigh, N.C.100
ZhangChristopher2019Blacksburg, Va.100
CassidyNicolas2019Johns Creek, Ga.100
GrizJonathan2022Hilton Head, S.C.100

2018 United States Junior Ryder Cup Team Official Girls Point Standings
(through U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball)

LiLucy2020Redwood Shores, Calif.2600
ZhangRose2021Irvine, Calif.2260
ShepherdErica2019Greenwood, Ind.2000
NohYealimi2019Concord, Calif.1750
HeckRachel2020Memphis, Tenn.1625
NavarrosaBrianna2020San Diego1210
MorardMichaela2020Huntsville, Ala.1015
CamposZoe2021Valencia, Calif.910
SeayBrooke2019Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.750
PellotIzzy2022Altamonte Springs, Fla.750
SchiavoneChloe2020Jacksonville, Fla.750
ChaconBriana2019Whittier, Calif.735
PanoAlexa2022Lake Worth, Fla.715
AveryAmari2022Riverside, Calif.520
AkabaneTy2019Danville, Calif.515
MenneAshley2020Surprise, Ariz.500
EnglemannSadie2020Austin, Texas495
KuehnRachel2019Ashville, N.C.495
StoneLatanna2019Riverview, Fla.475
WhistonNicole2019San Diego395
BorjaHailey2019Lake Forest, Calif.395

Note: The next girls 2018 U.S. Junior Ryder Cup Team points update will follow the Thunderbird International Junior event at the end of May.

Among the Junior Ryder Cup alumni are major champions, PGA Tour and LPGA Tour players including: Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Hunter Mahan, Tony Finau, Lexi Thompson, Alison Lee and Brittany Altomare of the United States; and Rory McIllroy, Sergio Garcia, Nicolas Colsaerts, Suzanne Peterson, Emily Pedersen and Carlota Ciganda of Europe.

The idea for the Junior Ryder Cup came about in 1995, when a team of Europeans played an informal exhibition match against the Central New York PGA Section and area juniors. Two years later, the Junior Ryder Cup was formally introduced as an event in its own right, while played atAlcaidesa Links Golf Course, in Cadiz, Spain, and won by America, 9-7.

The United States captured the 2016 Junior Ryder Cup at Interlachen Country Club in Minnesota, 15 1/2 to 8 1/2. A total of 11 players from the 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup Team are slated to be on NCAA Division I college golf rosters for the 2018-19 school year.

For more information on the Junior Ryder Cup, visit, or call PGA Headquarters at (561) 624-8400.

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