High School Golf Invitational History
The National Invitational was first held in 2019 at Walt Disney World Resort with 300 boys and girls competing representing 43 states. The event has grown to a field of over 500 of the top high school golfers from nearly all 50 states over the past four years.
2022 Invitational - Pinehurst Resort
Team Winners: Georgia (RVA) (+11)
Individual Medalist: Jake Albert (Virginia) (-10)
Recap: Twelve boys finished at even-par or better but none could catch Jake Albert, a freshman from Virginia, who fired an impressive 10-under-par three day total. The boys from Rivers Academy in Georgia couldn’t be caught after an opening round of 292 (-14), the lowest single day team score recorded in event history. They finished with a three day total of 875 (+11).
Team Winners: Georgia (LMB) (+24)
Individual Medalist: Jennifer Seo (Arizona) (-3)
Recap: Ten girls finished at 2-over-par or better, with Jennifer Seo, junior from Arizona, taking home medalist honors with a 3-under-par three day total. Winning is nothing new for the girls from Lambert High School in Georgia. The defending champions came out of the gate firing on all cylinders and led this year’s Invitational wire-to-wire, finishing with a three day total of 880 (+24).
2021 Invitational - Pinehurst Resort
Team Winners: Utah (SKY) (+12)
Individual Medalist: Simon Kwon (Utah) (-4)
Recap: If it’s not impressive enough to win the Invitational once, try winning back to back, which is exactly what team Utah (SKY) did in 2021 – beating out the nearest competitor by 33 strokes! Simon Kwon, also part of the winning team, fired an impressive 4-under par three-day total to claim medalist honors. Simon is a Freshman this fall and a member of the men’s varsity golf team at the University of California, Berkley.
Team Winners: Georgia (LMB) (+27)
Individual Medalist: Chloe Johnson (IN) (-1)
Recap: Our team winners for 2021 are no stranger to competing in the Invitational – finishing 3rd in 2019, team Georgia (LMB) pieced together three great rounds to beat the nearest finisher by 28 strokes! Chloe Johnson of Indiana fired an impressive three-day total of 1-under par, making her the only player under par for 54 holes. Chloe will be a senior in high school this fall and is verbally committed to Furman University.
2020 Invitational - Pinehurst Resort
Team Winners: Utah (SKY) (+39)
Individual Medalist: Anawin Pikulthong (Arizona) (-10)
Recap: Our team winners in 2020, Utah (SKY) battled until the very end beating out team Florida (LCH) by one stroke to claim the title of national champions. Anawin Pikulthong of Arizona fired rounds of 70-68-68 to claim the medalist title. Anawin is currently ranked 13th in the AJGA Rolex golf rankings and has a verbal intent to Arizona State University.
Team Winners: Arizona (PIN) (+56)
Individual Medalist: Loralie Cowart (GA) (E)
Recap: Our team winners in 2020, Arizona (PIN) put on an impressive performance over three days at Pinehurst besting team Ohio (NAL) by 6 strokes to claim the title of national champs. Loralie Cowart of Georgia played incredibly steady golf for 54 holes to finish at even par. Loralie is a Freshman this fall and a member of the women’s varsity golf team at the University of Georgia.
2019 Invitational - Walt Disney World Resort
Team Winners: Virginia (DEE) (+5)
Individual Medalist: Aidan Thomas (New Mexico) (-9)
Recap: Our inaugural team winner, Virginia (DEE) strung together two solid rounds to capture the team title, beating their nearest competitor by 11 strokes. Aidan Thomas of New Mexico played exceptional golf firing rounds of 65-70 to capture the medalist honors. Aidan is a Sophomore and member of the varsity men’s golf team at New Mexico State.
Team Winners: California (TRO) (+8)
Individual Medalist: Kamille Dimayuga (CA) (-2)
Recap: Our inaugural team winner, California (TRO) had to go into extra holes after being tied with team South Carolina (OCA) after regulation play and after 2 playoff holes, claimed the title. Kamile Dimayuga, also part of the winning team, fired an impressive 2-under par two-day total. Kamile is a Freshman this fall and a member of the women’s varsity golf team at Cal Poly.