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History of the Scott Robertson Memorial Golf Tournament

Roanoke Country Club


Since 1984, the Scott Robertson Memorial Golf Tournament has taken place every year at the prestigious Roanoke Country Club in Roanoke, Virginia. This high-profile, 54-hole junior stroke play event is held in memory of Scott Robertson, a promising young Roanoke Country Club golfer.

Scott, a 14 year-old ninth grader at North Cross School, was a top student and sports enthusiast who had won his age division in several junior golf tournaments. Scott died as a result of infectious mononucleosis in the summer of 1982.

Each year, following junior qualifying tournaments, contestants are divided into four divisions: boys ages 14 and under, boys 15-18, girls ages 14 and under and girls 15-18. The winner in each division receives a trophy bearing the tournament logo; the top finishers in each division receive gift certificates. The Boys and Girls 15-18 Champions have a tree planted in their honor on the golf course of Roanoke Country Club.

The Scott Robertson Memorial is recognized by the American Junior Golf Association, World Amateur Golf Rankings, Golfweek Rankings and Junior Golf Scoreboard. The boys and girls top finishers are awarded exemptions, based on the AJGA’s Performance Based Entry process. Golfweek ranked the Scott Robertson Memorial as the 19th strongest field for boys and the 10th for girls among all junior tournaments in 2022.

Notable Past Winners:

Austin Eckroat
Akshay Bhatia
Webb Simpson
Hunter Mahan

Brooke Henderson
Jessica Korda
Moriya Jutanugarn
Paula Creamer

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