Three Junior Golfers Receive Byron Nelson International Junior Golf Awards

Garrett Barber, Sean Maruyama, and Trent Phillips to be honored at
2018 AT&T Byron Nelson


Dallas, Texas, May 2, 2018 – AT&T Byron Nelson announced today that Garrett Barber, Sean Maruyama, and Trent Phillips are the 2018 Byron Nelson International Junior Golf Awards winners. The three winners are among the world’s top junior golfers and will be presented awards at this year’s 50th Anniversary AT&T Byron Nelson tournament set to be hosted at its new venue, the Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas.


Garrett Barber (Stuart, Fla.)

Barber is a three time Rolex Junior All-American, is ranked first in the American Junior Golf Association, won the Jones Cup Invitational, and was ranked second in Golfweek. He was a high school 1A champion at Florida High School and was on the honor roll in 2017. Barber signed his national letter of intent to attend Louisiana State University.


Sean Maruyama (Encino, Calif.)

Maruyama is currently ranked 18th in both the American Junior Golfing Association and Golfweek’s rankings. He was a Western Junior champion and was a runner-up for California State High School championships. Sean is one of the top students of his class  and has signed his national letter of intent to UCLA. He is active with Operation Gratitude and is the son of Shigeki Maruyama who was the 2002 AT&T Byron Nelson champion.


Trent Phillips (Inman, S.C.)

Phillips is an American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) First Team All-American, with an AJGA third place ranking, and is ranked fifth in Golfweek. He is a two-time South Carolina junior player of the year and also winner of the South Carolina Junior Golf Association Players Championships in 2016. Trent was the Dustin Johnson World Junior Champion in 2017, and is a three-time high school champion. He is a South Carolina Junior Scholar, as well as a member of National Beta Club and National Honor Society.


The Byron Nelson International Junior Golf Awards were created in 2008 to recognize the achievements of junior golfers around the world that excel at a high level of tournament play as well as academics, outstanding character and dedication to community service. The awards honor Byron Nelson’s legacy and his commitment to mentoring and supporting young golfers.


Recipients will attend the 50th Anniversary AT&T Byron Nelson, receive a behind-the-scenes look at the tournament, meet PGA TOUR professionals, and enjoy a private awards dinner with their families.


Past recipients:  Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Cody Gribble, Emiliano Grillo and Austin Connelly.


Award winners have gone on to win other PGA TOUR events as well as major junior events. Several have moved forward to receive scholarships to play for major Division 1 universities and ultimately join the PGA TOUR.


Click here for more information on BNIGJA and full list of past recipients.


About the AT&T Byron Nelson

The AT&T Byron Nelson is a premier PGA TOUR event, hosted by the Salesmanship Club of Dallas since 1968. The tournament has raised more than $155 million over the past 50 years, making it the most financially successful charity event on the PGA TOUR. All proceeds from the tournament benefit Momentous Institute, the nonprofit operated by the Salesmanship Club since 1920. Momentous Institute directly serves 6,000 kids and family members each year through its nationally acclaimed Momentous School, innovative therapeutic services, and research and training.