ALL-USA Boys Golf Player of the Year: Davis Riley

ALL-USA Boys Golf Player of the Year: Davis Riley

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ALL-USA Boys Golf Player of the Year: Davis Riley

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Davis Riley named ALL-USA Player of the Year. (Photo: AJGA)

Davis Riley of Presbyterian Christian (Hattiesburg, Miss.) has been named the 2014-15 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Boys Golf Player of the Year.

The selection was made by Chris Langrill, USA TODAY High School Sports’ golf correspondent, with input from national golf associations, state associations and media throughout the country. The selection criteria weighed heavily on the golfers’ success in school (some elite junior golfers elect not to play for their high school teams).

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PLAYER PROFILE:
Name: Davis Riley
School: Presbyterian Christian (Hattiesburg, Miss.)
Year: Senior
College: Alabama

Riley’s high school career made him a standout star in the state of Mississippi – and beyond.

Riley closed out his senior season by shooting a 9-under-par 63 to take individual honors by a six-stroke margin at the MAIS AAA state tournament in May. Riley won the state title in four consecutive years.

The Alabama commit is No. 3 in Golfweek’s ranking and No. 6 in the American Junior Golf Association’s rankings.

An AJGA All-American, Riley was one of four golfers to earn a Byron Nelson International Junior Golf Award. He is a two-time runner-up in the U.S. Junior Amateur. He also has a victory at the prestigious Terra Cotta Invitational and a Junior Ryder Cup win.

“I think at this point, he is the most accomplished junior golfer in Mississippi history,” Rick Cleveland, executive director for the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, told Gannett partner The Hattiesburg American. “Just look at his achievements.”

And he has shown no signs of slowing down since graduating from Presbyterian Christian: Riley qualified for the U.S. Open on June 8.

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