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Scott Bitar Named to All-America Team
Fox Chapel Area High School senior golfer Scott Bitar was named to the 2019 American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Scholastic Junior All-America Team. Only 24 of the nation’s brightest minds and best junior golfers were named to the team. The team consists of 12 young men and 12 young women who demonstrate the ability to excel not only on the golf course, but also in the classroom and the community.
"These 24 students exemplify sportsmanship on the golf course and citizenship in their schools at the highest level,” said Stephen Hamblin, AJGA executive director. “By celebrating this great accomplishment, we are helping to fulfill our mission of developing golf’s next generation.”
To be eligible for the AJGA Scholastic Junior All-America Team, applicants must be high school juniors or seniors with a top finish in an AJGA Open or Invitational event. Selections also are based on standardized test scores, GPA, school leadership, and community service.
Scott maintains a 4.48 GPA and has high SAT and ACT scores. His best 2019 golf finish was tied for 10th place in the Imperial Headwear Junior Classic in August. His community involvement includes National Honor Society, assistant to the priest at St. Joseph’s Parish, captain of the high school varsity golf team, and captain of the basketball winter league team. Scott is the only golfer from Pennsylvania to be named to the AJGA Scholastic Junior All-America Team.
The Junior All-America Team will be honored at the Rolex Junior All-America Awards Banquet on Nov. 24 at the PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. By being named to the team, each player is also eligible to participate in the Rolex Tournament of Champions, one of the most prestigious events in junior golf, which will take place on PGA National Resort & Spa’s Champion and Fazio Courses from Nov. 23-28.