Junior golfers return to Sunriver, with plenty of family in tow
The practice area at Sunriver Resort’s Meadows Course was bustling with activity. In some ways, it looked like any day at the Meadows, with golfers working on their swings on the driving range or hunched over on the practice green touching on the finer points of their game.
The golfers, though, were all of high school age and their golf swings were mostly immaculate, not unlike the seemingly perfect swings we so often see on television each weekend.
This was the busiest moment of the first round of the American Junior Golf Association’s Sunriver Junior Open, which each late summer since 2012 has brought to Sunriver some of the most talented young golfers from around the West and beyond. On a relatively mild, overcast early afternoon on this day, the 99 boys and 28 girls in the field converged around the Main Lodge, to either finish their morning rounds or warm up to tee of in the afternoon wave of players.