CHARLOTTE – The First Tee of Greater Charlotte is sending Gavin Gwaltney to compete in the 2017 PURE Insurance Championship, a PGA TOUR Champions event.
The event spans Sept. 19 to 24 at Pebble Beach Golf Links and Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, California. The tournament will be televised on the Golf Channel.
Gwaltney will join 80 other participants from The First Tee chapters. They’ll team with 81 PGA TOUR Champions players and 162 amateurs as they compete for the pro-junior title.
A national panel of judges selected participants based on playing ability and comprehension of the life skills and core values learned through their involvement with The First Tee.
Gwaltney is a rising junior at Charlotte Latin School, where he plays on the varsity golf team. He has been a participant at The First Tee of Greater Charlotte for six years.
Gwaltney competes on the school’s debate team and volunteers for Teen Court of Charlotte and The First Tee of Greater Charlotte.
“I doubt I could be more excited for this event,” Gwaltney said. “Participating in The Pure Insurance Championship has been a goal of mine ever since I joined The First Tee.”