Theresa Shaw, Senior at Bear River High School had the opportunity this past September to be one of the lucky chosen by the First Tee to play on TV at the PURE Insurance Championship golf tournament at Pebble Beach.
In a blind draw her Championship Golf Pro was Kevin Sutherland also from Sacramento.
On Thursday, September 22nd, 2022, they were together playing a practice round and Theresa got her first hole-in-one on Hole # 17 of Pebble Beach. Hole # 17 is 135 yards right into the wind and Theresa was using her 8 iron.
That day Theresa Shaw’s golf game was “on fire”. She shot a 70 for the round.
Morton Golf Foundation was thrilled to support our First Tee of Greater Sacramento Junior Golfers at the PURE Insurance Championship this week.
Nikki Chindavong, Hannah Harrison, Ethan Liu, Ellie Sand & Haley Wong were the 5 talented junior golfers from First Tee -Greater Sacramento chosen to play in the PURE Insurance Championship this week.
The fun began on Tuesday evening at a Pairings Party when they found out which Champions PGA TOUR player they were paired with. Then it was off to practice rounds on both Pebble Beach Golf Links & Spyglass Hill. The first day of the tournament was Friday & Ethan Liu & Nikki Chindavong had tee times at Pebble Beach. One of the most scenic golf courses in the world.
Saturday these juniors play their next round in hopes of being in the Championship foursome on Sunday the final day.
It’s so rewarding to see fans come out to cheer on junior golfers from around the United States.
Check out the fun picture below when Nikki Chindavong was coming off of Hole #3 as Ethen Liu was finishing Hole # 16. The Sacramento cheering section gathered for a group shot with both junior golfers.
Continued good luck to the First Tee – Greater Sacramento junior players on and off the course. We are all very proud of these young adults as they make contacts & friends this week that they will carry on into their future.