Celina Yeo leads the Rolex Girls Junior in her debut after the opening round
Celina Yeo (AJGA Photo)
Celina Yeo (AJGA Photo)

Celina Yeo of London, Ontario, Canada leads the first round of the 2024 Rolex Girls Junior Championship with a score of 6-under-par 66.

"It feels good," Yeo said. "All of the hard work is paying off. I think this whole day was pretty good. I'll probably just focus more on putting. That's the goal this week, and that's going to help me do well." 

Yeo, in her first appearance at the all-girls Invitational, started her round on the back nine with five consecutives pars. Her round was highlighted by an eagle on the par-5 No. 16. It wasn't until No. 18 where she carded a solo bogey on the day, making the turn at 2-under-par.

Navigating her way through the course, Yeo carded a stellar bogey-free front nine that included four birdies on Nos. 1, 3, 6 and 9.

Yeo is a member of the 2023 AJGA Junior All-Star Team and has eight top-10 AJGA career finishes on her resume. The 2026 grad is searching for her first AJGA win this week.

Jude Lee, of Walnut, California finished one shot back from Yeo at 5-under-par 67. Lee had a bogey-free front nine and fired off six birdies throughout her round to secure solo-second place.

At No. 24 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings, Lee is making her second appearance in the Rolex Girls Junior Championship. The 2026 grad has already secured one AJGA win this year at the AJGA Thunderbird Heather Farr Classic in May.

In a three-way tie for third place, Elizabeth Rudisill of Charlotte, North Carolina, Miranda Lu or (Canada) Bradenton, Florida and Kathryn Ha of Roanoke, Virginia, sit at 4-under-par 68.

About the Rolex Girls Junior Championship Field

Since 1992, the competition brings together one of the strongest fields in junior golf. The 2024 event will include 12 of the top 25 girls in the Rolex AJGA Rankings.

Representatives from eight foreign countries and 17 U.S. states are set to compete in one of the AJGA’s most iconic all-girls events. There are also 25 players who have committed verbally or with a Signed National Letter of Intent to play college golf.

Rolex Girls Junior Championship History

The Rolex Girls Junior Championship has occurred annually since 1992, changing host venues each year. Noteworthy courses include: LPGA International – Champions and Legends Course (2002-2005), Long Cove Club (2010), The Country Club of North Carolina – Dogwood Course (2015), and Promontory Club – Dye Canyon Course (2018).

The AJGA returns to Capital City Club - Crabapple for the first time since 2012. Asterisk Talley won the 2023 Rolex Girls Junior Championship by two strokes with scores of 72-70-70-69 to finish at 7-under-par 281. She looks to defend her title in Milton, Georgia.

Past champions of the Rolex Girls Junior Championship include an AJGA all-star cast: Rose Zhang (2020), Rachel Heck (2017), Alison Lee (2013), Ariya Jutanugarn (2012, 2011), Morgan Pressel (2005), Paula Creamer (2003), and Inbee Park (2002).


The second round continues Wednesday, June 19 with tee times from 8:00 - 9:50 a.m. off of Nos. 1 and 10.

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One of the AJGA series of tournaments that require an invitation to participate. For girls ages 12-19. Format is 54 holes of stroke play. Must be AJGA member.

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