Sunriver's Crosswater Course to Play Host to Rolex Tournament of Champions
Renowned resort next in long line of prestigious host facilities

Each year, the tournament field of the Rolex Tournament of Champions is made up of a laundry list of big-time junior golfers, and this year will be no different.

But it is also the host facility that boasts familiarity with big-time golf. Sunriver Resort in Oregon has hosted and is scheduled to host some of the most prestigious events in amateur golf.

“That’s our motive—to have at least one big golf championship each year,” said Tony Blasius, head golf professional at Sunriver. “We aim to have a large championship of some sort each year. The people here really get behind those things, they’re fun for us. People here get really keyed up.”

Previously, Sunriver has served as the site of the 1999 Shell Wonderful World of Golf, the 2000 NCAA Division I Women’s National Championship, the 2001 PGA Club Professional Championship and the 2002 USGA Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship.

In addition to the Rolex Tournament of Champions, Sunriver will also host a U.S. Open Sectional Qualifier and the Division I NCAA Women’s Golf West Regional this year. The NCAA will again make appearances at Sunriver in 2005 and 2006 when it will host the women’s Division I national championship at its Meadows Course and the men’s Division I tournament at the Crosswater.

With Sunriver’s involvement with the NCAA, participants in the Rolex Tournament of Champions will get a preview of a course they are sure to see when they play at the collegiate level.

“We love to do things with the NCAA because their events are at the right time of year for us,” Blasius said, referring to the fabulous weather in late spring and summer.

Rolex Tournament of Champions Quick Facts

Location: Sun River, Ore.
Date: July 5-9, 2004
Field: 168 girls and boys ages 12-18
Format: 72-hole stroke play with cut to 84 players after 36 holes
Course: Sunriver Resort, Crosswater Course
Course Opened: 1995
Par: 72
Yardage: 7,683
Designed by: Bob Cupp
Competitive Course Record: 65, Fred Couples and Wayne DeFrancesco
Noteworthy: Sunriver will host the 2005 NCAA Division I Women’s Golf National Championships and the 2006 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf National Championsips… In 1999, Crosswater was designated as a certified Audubon Sanctuary through the Audubon Society of New York State, one of only 150 golf courses in the U.S. to be so named.

The Crosswater Course gets its name from the unique river crossings one encounters when playing the course. The gently flowing Deschutes and Little Deschutes Rivers are key components of the track’s design. The rivers can come into play as often as seven times in a round, depending upon tee selection and hole locations.

“The course is great as far as its playability,” Blasius said. “It’s fair, but it’s hard.”

In August of 2003, the AJGA staged a tournament at Sunriver’s Meadows Course, resulting in raised expectations for the 2004 Rolex event.

“(2003) was phenomenal,” Blasius raved. “We had great golf and the kids thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The golf course, thanks to our superintendent, was in impeccable shape for the players. The weather was great and the golf exceeded everything we could have expected.”

The improved quality of field and the prestige of the Crosswater Course make this year’s Rolex Tournament of Champions a highly anticipated event—for the AJGA and Sunriver alike.

“The expectations are out of this world,” Blasius said. “When you have the Rolex Tournament of Champions, you have past winners and the cream of the crop coming in to play for it all. With such a great course like the Crosswater, I’m really looking forward to seeing how it pans out.”

In addition to the 72 holes of championship junior golf for the Rolex Tournament of Champions, Sunriver offers diversions for the entire family. The resort boasts 54 holes of golf and a plethora of other activities. A full-service spa, tennis courts, fishing, whitewater rafting, bike touring or a spin through the marina can all be on tap at Sunriver.

“We are a tremendous family resort,” Blasius said. “We have it all for every member of the family. The kids will seriously get tired of doing stuff.”

By hosting the Rolex Tournament of Champions, Sunriver is added to a lengthy list of elite golf courses that have served as the site of the AJGA’s longest-running event. Inverrary Country Club in Lauderhill, Fla., hosted the event in its first five years, including in 1978 when it was the first AJGA event ever.

Since then, the tournament has been held at:

• Horseshoe Bend Country Club in Roswell, Ga.
• Palm Beach Polo & Country Club in Wellington, Fla.
• Innisbrook Resort in Tarpon Springs, Fla.
• Oak Tree Country Club in Edmond, Okla.
• The Desert Mountain Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.
• Long Cove Club in Hilton Head Island, S.C.
• Coto de Caza Golf & Racquet Club in Coto de Caza, Calif.
• The Ohio State University Golf Course in Columbus, Ohio
• Serrano Country Club in El Dorado Hills, Calif.
• and most recently, Chateau Elan Resort in Braselton, Ga.

When asked what else he’d like to see done for the 2004 event, Blasius simply responded, “Turn up the clock. Let’s get it going!”


Premier Partners
Official Partners
Media Partners
Association Partner
Twitter Facebook AJGA Blog AJGA on Instagram AJGA on YouTube
Member Logins
Player, Coach and Alumni Login
Member ID:
Forgot your password?
Don't have a password?
Forgot your Member ID?
Not A Member or Need to Renew?
What every member should know
Learn the basics
Performance Based Entry
Leadership Links
ACE Grant financial aid
Polo Golf Rankings
1. Chun-an Yu
Taoyuan, --
2. Philip Barbaree
Shreveport, LA
3. Eugene Hong
Sanford, FL
4. Spencer Soosman
Westlake Village, CA
5. Davis Shore
Knoxville, TN
1. Hannah O'Sullivan
Chandler, AZ
2. Angel Yin
Arcadia, CA
3. Sierra Brooks
Sorrento, FL
4. Nelly Korda
Bradenton, FL
5. Mika Liu
Beverly Hills, CA
Complete Rankings

The Foundation

The American Junior Golf Foundation is the primary recipient of all charitable giving to the AJGA and as such administers a variety of programs designed to compliment the AJGA and the members and families who make up our community. Learn more about these important programs and how your contributions to the Foundation secure the AJGA’s financial future for future generations to come.
Donate Now
Planned Giving Program
Endow an ACE Grant
Annual Fund
ACE Grant


The Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program provides financial assistance to junior golfers who wish to play in AJGA events. Its goal is to give top-flight golf opportunities to young golfers regardless of financial resources. This program helps to fulfill the AJGA’s mission of developing young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf.

Leadership Links

What is Leadership Links?

Leadership Links is a new program whereby the AJGA is able to further its mission to help develop young men and women by teaching charitable giving skills and service-oriented practices at an early age. This program gives juniors all the tools necessary to donate their time, talent and resources to local charities and the AJGA youth development programs. Please click here to learn more about the program and the different opportunities available.

Weekly Results
Polo Golf Junior Classic
S.M. Lee
Won Jun Lee
Matthew Wolff
Mariel Galdiano
Andrea Lee
Maria Hoyos
FJ Live Scoring
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.