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Local juniors to compete in PGA TOUR Champions event at Pebble Beach



The field of 81 PGA TOUR Champions players and 81 junior golfers is set for the 2018 PURE Insurance Championship Impacting The First Tee, taking place this week September 25-30 at Pebble Beach Golf Links and Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, Calif.

Three golfers from Washington, representing two different First Tee chapters have been selected to the field to compete in this year’s event.

The First Tee of Greater Seattle:

    Jack Miller (Redmond, Wash.)

  • PGA TOUR Champions Pro: Jeff Sluman
  • Friday, Sept. 28 – 8:32am (Poppy Hills)
  • Saturday, Sept. 29 – 12:55pm (Pebble Beach)

    Beau Fenton (Auburn, Wash.)

  • PGA TOUR Champions Pro: Tommy Armour III
  • Friday, Sept. 28 – 12:18pm (Poppy Hills)
  • Saturday, Sept. 29 – 7:48am (Pebble Beach)

The First Tee of the Inland Northwest:

    Brayden Miles (Spokane Valley, Wash.)

  • PGA TOUR Champions Pro: Sandy Lyle
  • Friday, Sept. 28 – 8:32am (Poppy Hills)
  • Saturday, Sept. 29 – 1:02pm (Pebble Beach)

The PURE Insurance Championship is the only event of its kind in which 81 boys and girls from The First Tee are teamed with 81 PGA TOUR Champions players and 162 amateurs during an official PGA TOUR Champions tournament. In this 15th tournament year, more than 1,100  girls and boys from The First Tee have played in the tournament.

Participants from The First Tee chapters, representing 22 states – including 17 players from Northern California – were selected by a national panel of judges based on playing ability and application of the Nine Core Values and life skills learned through their involvement with The First Tee’s programs: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy, and judgment.

Junior competitor “alumni” include numerous boys and girls who have gone on to pro golf tour careers, including Harold Varner, Scott Langley, Cameron Champ, and Paula Creamer.

All three rounds of competition in the PURE Insurance Championship will be televised on Golf Channel.

For more information, please visit www.pureinsurancechampionship.com.


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