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SentryWorld to host 2025 Rolex Girls Junior Championship

72 top junior girls will compete June 16–20, 2025

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (October 12, 2023) – The American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) is proud to announce SentryWorld as the host of the Rolex Girls Junior Championship in 2025.

Located two hours north of Milwaukee, SentryWorld is a premier golf course located in central Wisconsin. Developed by Sentry Insurance, the Robert Trent Jones, Jr. designed course has hosted multiple USGA events including the 2019 U.S. Girls’ Junior and 2023 U.S. Senior Open. SentryWorld is known, among other things, for its iconic ‘Flower Hole’. The par 3 No. 16 is lined with more than 30,000 flowers making it the most colorful hole in golf. 

Rolex Junior Girls Championship logo“We’re excited to welcome the world’s top junior players back to SentryWorld in 2025,” said Mike James, SentryWorld General Manger. “We’ve renovated our public parkland course to challenge the best players in the world—as it just did during the U.S. Senior Open—and look forward to providing these players and their families an experience that’s second to none.”

The Rolex Girls Junior Championship has occurred annually since 1992, changing host venues each year. Noteworthy courses include Golf Club at Briar’s Creek (2019, 2023), Long Cove Club (2010), The Country Club of North Carolina – Dogwood Course (2015), and Promontory Club – Dye Canyon Course (2018).

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. The 2025 event will crown the 33rd champion of this prestigious event.

About Rolex

An unrivalled reputation for quality and expertise
Rolex is an integrated and independent Swiss watch manufacturer. Headquartered in Geneva, the brand is recognized the world over for its expertise and the quality of its products—symbols of excellence, elegance, and prestige. The movements of its Oyster Perpetual and Perpetual watches are certified by COSC, then tested in-house for their precision, performance, and reliability. The Superlative Chronometer certification, symbolized by the green seal, confirms that each watch has successfully undergone tests conducted by Rolex in its own laboratories according to its own criteria. These are periodically validated by an independent external organization.

The word ‘Perpetual’ is inscribed on every Rolex Oyster watch. But more than just a word on a dial, it is a philosophy that embodies the company’s vision and values. Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of the company, instilled a notion of perpetual excellence that would drive the company forward. This led Rolex to pioneer the development of the wristwatch and numerous major watchmaking innovations, such as the Oyster, the first waterproof wristwatch, launched in 1926, and the Perpetual rotor self-winding mechanism, invented in 1931. In the course of its history, Rolex has registered over 600 patents. At its four sites in Switzerland, the brand designs, develops, and produces the majority of its watch components, from the casting of the gold alloys to the machining, crafting, assembly, and finishing of the movement, case, dial, and bracelet. Furthermore, the brand is actively involved in supporting the arts and culture, sport and exploration, as well as those who are devising solutions to preserve the planet.

About SentryWorld

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, holding a Financial Strength Rating of A+ (superior) from AM Best, current as of June 2023. See ambest.com/ratings/guide.pdf for rating information. Sentry and its subsidiaries sell property and casualty insurance, life insurance, annuities, and retirement programs for business and individuals throughout the country. Headquartered in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Sentry employs more than 4,900 employees across the country. See a complete list of underwriting companies at sentry.com.

About the AJGA 

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. Through initiatives like the Liberty National 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 1,000 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Patrick Cantlay, Billy Horschel, Collin Morikawa, Scottie Scheffler, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Tiger Woods, Paula Creamer, Jessica Korda, Nelly Korda, Cristie Kerr, Stacy Lewis, Inbee Park, Lexi Thompson and Rose Zhang.

For more information, please contact:

Emma Varela, American Junior Golf Association
Mobile: 512-590-1604

Carolyn Schamberger, Sentry
Mobile: 715-315-9929

Rick LaFrombois, Sentry
Mobile: 715-581-9396