Dallas' Scottie Scheffler was named the Rolex Junior Player of the Year, the American Junior Golf Association announced on Tuesday. Alison Lee of Valencia, Calif., also won the award.
Since 1978, the AJGA has recognized one girl and one boy who had outstanding seasons on the national junior circuit. Scheffler is the third Dallas native to win the award, joining current PGA Tour winners Hunter Mahan and Jordan Spieth.
Scheffler, 17, won the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship in July, moving him to the No. 1 spot in the Polo Golf Rankings, where he's remained since then. He was in the top-10 in all of his 2013 starts and is a three-time Rolex Junior All-American. He has committed verbally to play golf at the University of Texas, following a path similar to Spieth.
Scheffler has accepted a sponsor's exemption to play in the 2014 HP Byron Nelson Championship on the PGA Tour.