Rolex Tournament of Champions
Sunriver Resort - Crosswater Course
Sunriver, Ore. • June 22 - 26, 2015
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Tim Jackman • (803) 417-6274 • firstname.lastname@example.org
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- 144 boys and girls, ages 12-18
- 72-hole, 54-hole cut, stroke play Invitational
- Past champions include Inbee Park, David Duval, Heather Farr, Charles Howell III, Morgan Pressel, Webb Simpson, two-time winner Beth Bauer and three-time victor Phil Mickelson
- 86 players have committed to play at the collegiate level
- 37 current Rolex Junior All-Americans
- 94 AJGA champions in the field
- This is the third time since 2004 that the Rolex Tournament of Champions has been hosted at Sunriver Resort
|Local Players to compete against the best|
|Riley Elmes of Lake Oswego, and Cole Madey of West Linn, Oregon, will compete in the first Invitationals in their home state.|
|As the longest-running tournament on the AJGA schedule, it’s no surprise to find some of golf’s biggest names on the list of past champions. Former champions have gone on to succeed not only at the amateur and collegiate levels but at the professional level as well. Notable alumni who have competed in the Rolex Tournament of Champions include Tiger Woods, Hunter Mahan, Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson, Jim Furyk, Paula Creamer, 2004 champion Morgan Pressel, 2003 champion Inbee Park, 2001 champion Webb Simpson and three-time victor Phil Mickelson.|
|Former winners have also gone on to receive collegiate All-America nods, All-Conference accolades and National Championships, including Jamie Lovemark, Heather Bowie and Charles Howell II. A staple for college recruiting, more than 50 colleges and universities will be represented at the 2015 event. The field also features 86 players who have made college commitments.|
|USGA-AJGA Presidents' Leadership Award|
|Hannah Berman of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, and Nick Leibold of Littleton, Colorado, will compete on an exemption after being named recipients of the 2015 USGA-AJGA Presidents' Leadership Award. Berman and Leibold will be honored and formally presented with their awards during the Rolex Dinner of Champions on Wednesday, June 24.|
Schedule of Events
|Monday, June 22|
|8 a.m. - 1:50 p.m.||Practice Round off No. 1 tee|
|Tuesday, June 23|
|7 - 9:12 a.m.||First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (1st wave - BOYS)|
|12:30 - 2:20 p.m.||First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (2nd wave - GIRLS)|
|Wednesday, June 24|
|7 - 8:50 a.m.||Second Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (1st wave - GIRLS)|
|12:10 - 2:22 p.m.||Second Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (2nd wave - BOYS)|
|Thursday, June 25|
|7 - 9:12 a.m.||Third Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (1st wave - BOYS)|
|12:30 - 2:20 p.m.||Third Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (2nd wave - GIRLS)|
|Friday, June 26|
|7 - 9:12 a.m.||Final Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees|
|2:30 p.m.||Awards Ceremony|
Top Players to Watch
Rolex Tournament of Champions
Richland Country Club (June 23 - 27, 2014)
|1||Sam Burns||Shreveport, La.||69–65–65–68—267|
|2||Adam Wood||Zionsville, Ind.||70–71–65–64—270|
|3||Collin Morikawa||La Canada Flintridge, Calif.||65–71–71–64—271|
|4||Doug Ghim||Arlington Heights, Ill.||68–70–68–66—272|
|5||William Register||Burlington, N.C.||67–68–69–70—274|
|1||Andrea Lee||Hermosa Beach, Calif.||71–69–67–70—277|
|T2||Robynn Ree||Redondo Beach, Calif.||71–71–75–68—285|
|T2||Alice Jo||Toyama, Japan||77–70–69–69—285|
|T4||Shannon Brooks||Vienna, Va.||68–70–79–69—286|
|T4||Mariel Galdiano||Pearl City, Hawaii||74–68–72–72—286|
The Rolex Tournament of Champions will have AJGA communications representatives on hand to assist media throughout the week. Prior to the tournament the AJGA will provide information about the event and its participants, as well as assist with player interviews.
After each round, media officials on-site will write a recap with the day's results. These will be emailed to all media outlets. Interviews with AJGA Tournament Directors, Tournament Chairmen and juniors may be conducted before or after tournament rounds.
For more information about the AJGA and tournaments, please refer to ajga.org. Tournament websites are accessible from the homepage and include recaps, list of participants, tee times, live scoring, course and sponsorship information.
Rolex, a supporter of the AJGA since 1986, became an AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. The distinguished timepiece maker is the proprietor of the Rolex Junior Players of the Year, Rolex Junior All-America Teams and the Rolex Junior All-America Awards Banquet. Rolex also sponsors the Rolex Tournament of Champions and Rolex Girls Junior Championship, two of the AJGA’s most competitive major championships. As a Premier Partner, Rolex is the Founding Partner to the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program and an Official Partner of the biennial PING Junior Solheim Cup.
About the AJGA
Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2018, 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 6,900 members from 50 states and 60 foreign countries. Through initiatives like the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant, a financial assistance program, and Leadership Links, a service-oriented platform that teaches juniors charitable-giving skills, the AJGA fosters the growth of golf’s next generation.
TaylorMade and adidas are the AJGA’s National Sponsors, supporting the AJGA for more than 25 years. TaylorMade has served as the Official Ball of the AJGA since 2016. adidas has been the Official Apparel and Footwear of the AJGA since 2017. Rolex, in its fourth decade of AJGA sponsorship, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004.
AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 900 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Rickie Fowler, Sergio Garcia, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Patrick Reed, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Tiger Woods, Paula Creamer, Ariya Jutanugarn, Cristie Kerr, Stacy Lewis, Brittany Lincicome, Anna Nordqvist, Inbee Park and Lexi Thompson.