January Romero, Albuquerque
January, a sophomore at Albuquerque Academy, overcame high winds to win a third consecutive A-AAA state title, by three shots with a 21-over 165 at Pinion Hills Golf Course in Farmington. January, who won seven of 10 high school tournaments this spring, was named the Sun Country PGA section's Junior Sportswoman of the Year in 1999.
J.J. Killeen, Lubbock, Texas
J.J., a senior at Coronado High, won the 5A state title while leading the Mustangs to the team crown. J.J. shot a one-under 141 at Roy Kizer Golf Course in Austin and won the individual medal in a playoff against Martin Flores, a Mansfield High senior and the '98 5A champ. The state titles were the first in any sport by a Coronado player or team.
Casey Clendenon, Clinton, Miss.
Casey, a ninth-grader at Sumner Hill Junior High, won Mississippi's 5A championship, firing a one-under 143 at Briarwood Country Club in Meridian. Casey, Mississippi's '99 junior champ in the 14-15 age group and the two-time men's club champion at Live Oaks Country Club in Jackson, had a 73.8 stroke average in 10 high school events this year.