SentryWorld will host 2025 Rolex Girls Junior Championship
For the Gazette
STEVENS POINT – The American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) announced Oct. 12 that SentryWorld, the host of the 2023 U.S. Senior Open, will be the host of the Rolex Girls Junior Championship in 2025.
The Rolex Girls Junior Championship has occurred annually since 1992, changing host venues each year.
After hosting the 2019 United States Golf Association’s (USGA) U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship, 72 top-ranked junior girls are heading back to SentryWorld.
“We’re excited to welcome the world’s top junior players back to SentryWorld in 2025,” Mike James, SentryWorld general manager said in the release.
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 AJGA is excited to bring this prestigious event to the Midwest, specifically SentryWorld known for its first-class hospitality and challenging course layout,” said Ryan Flanagan, AJGA Midwest senior regional director.
The week will begin on Monday, June 16, with the official practice round for the top-ranked 72 junior girls in golf and Junior-Am Fundraising Tournament.
The AJGA’s Junior-Am is modeled after the PGA TOUR’s Pro-Am in which a junior is paired with three amateurs to raise funds for the AJGA Foundation and local charity of choice.
Tournament play will start on Tuesday, June 17, and conclude on Friday, June 20, after 72 holes of competition.
SentryWorld is owned and operated by Sentry Insurance, part of one of the largest and most financially secure mutual insurance groups in the United States.
The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf.
The AJGA provides valuable exposure for college golf scholarships and has an annual junior membership (boys and girls, ages 12-19) of more than 9,000 members from 50 states and 51 foreign countries.