THE FIRST TEE NATIONAL PAR-3 CHAMPIONSHIP
Wednesday, June 14th
The Territory Cup- Participants representing The First Tee Chapters from around the country competed in The 3rd Annual Territory Cup. 16 participants from the east territory and 16 participants from the west territory of the United States competed in an 9-hole modified Ryder Cup format. For the third consecutive year, the west territory took home the trophy scoring two up on the east.
The First Tee National Par-3 Championship Kick-Off Dinner– Richmond Mayor Stoney addressed over 100 local supporters of The First Tee of Greater Richmond as well as the 32 participants in the tournament, and representatives from The First Tee Home Office. In addition, Gerry Jones, Jr., The First Tee of Hampton Roads (VA), Anna Freeman, The First Tee of Aiken, and Karrington Knight, The First Tee of Greater New Orleans, joined board member Khary Scott on stage for a panel discussion about what The First Tee meant to them. In total, the event raised over $100,000 to support The First Tee of Greater Richmond’s annual operations and programs.
Thursday, June 15th
The First Tee National Par-3 Championship Junior/Am Tournament- Participants played with sponsor foursomes in a best two balls 9-hole competition. McGuire Woods’ team played with Alexandra Ayala, The First Tee of Atlanta, and Brandon Elliott, The First Tee of Pine Mountain (Kentucky) to win the morning wave with a score of 51 (-3). Scoring first in the afternoon wave, Beecroft and Bull playing with Justin Potwora, The First Tee of Greater Portland and Maille Phillips, The First Tee of Tri-Valley (California), won with a score of 54 (+1).
Friday, June 16th
The First Tee National Par-3 Championship- Individual Stroke Play Day #1- The First Tee’s National Par-3 Championship began Friday, June 16th when participants completed 18-hole of individual stroke play at The Kanawha Club.
Serena Shah, The First Tee of Greater Dallas, led the girls with a score of 54 (even).
Pierce Robinson, The First Tee of the Foothills, leds the boys with a score of 53 (-1).
Saturday, June 17th
The First Tee National Par-3 Championship- Individual Stroke Play Day #2- The participants will played their second 18-holes to denote The First Tee National Par-3 Champions from both girls and boys divisions for 2017.
Serena Shah, The First Tee of Greater Dallas: 111 (+3)
Sahara Washington, The First Tee of Greater San Antonio: 112 (+4)
Pierce Robinson, The First Tee of the Foothills: 110 (+2)
Gerry Jones, Jr., The First Tee of Hampton Roads: 111 (+3)
ABOUT THE EVENT
The purpose of The First Tee’s National Par-3 Championship is to provide a top-tier player experience for exemplary participants of The First Tee from around the country. The event gathers 32 high- schoolers, nominated by their local chapters, who put The First Tee Nine Core Values into practice in their lives and through their golf skills. The First Tee of Greater Richmond is proud to host and benefit from this annual event to celebrate The First Tee mission fulfilled in the lives of young people. Support from this event will directly benefit The First Tee of Greater Richmond’s annual operations and programs.