Amateur Ariya Juntanugarn has put her plan to turn professional on hold as she hopes to win the Rolex Junior Player of the Year award for a second successive time.
The 17-year-old, who won three AJGA titles this year, planned to turn pro at this week's Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia but the prospect of winning the award for a second consecutive year is too tempting for her to refuse.
Ariya, the top player in the Polo Rangking, is believed to be the favourite to win the junior player award. Her closet rival is American Alison Lee, who took two titles.
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