PEBBLE BEACH, CA (July 8, 2012) – Tyler Broach of The First Tee Richmond & Chesterfield and Champions Tour professional Mark McNulty clinched the title in the Pro/Junior competition today at the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach. Broach made birdie at 18 for the win and shot a combined 20-under for the tournament.
“My professional told me we needed birdie and it was perfect,” said Broach. “I was a little nervous about the speed, but we did it and I’m speechless,” he added.
Broach, age 18 began playing golf at the age of 12 and was influenced by his Grandfather. He will enter James Madison University this fall and plans to walk on the golf team. His future goals include becoming a Marine biologist and possibly becoming a professional golfer.
Kalena Preus of Honolulu placed second and Cameron Champ of The First Tee of Greater Sacramento won third.
The Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach is a unique Champions Tour event that pairs 81 junior golfers with 81 professionals. The tournament took place this weekend at Pebble Beach Golf Links and Del Monte Golf Course. Broach was one of 23 junior golfers who made the cut to play the third and final round today at Pebble Beach Golf Links.
For those juniors and amateurs not advancing at Pebble Beach for today’s final round, the Core Values Cup tournament was held at Del Monte Golf Course earlier today. Ryan Su of The First Tee of Savannah and Zayne Williams of The First Tee of Piney Woods along with their amateur partners won the tournament shooting a 57.
“Tyler is a dedicated golfer and played with great confidence today, representing The First Tee and his chapter very well,” said Joe Louis Barrow, Jr., chief executive of The First Tee. “We are grateful to Nature Valley for their commitment to this tournament, which gives young people an opportunity of a lifetime.
“We are also grateful to the Champions Tour and Monterey Peninsula Foundation, as the tournament continues to be an opportunity to showcase The First Tee’s character building programs and how they positively impact young people on and off the course.”
About The First Tee
The First Tee (www.thefirsttee.org), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit youth development organization whose mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. With its home office at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla., The First Tee reaches young people on golf courses, in elementary schools and on military installations.
Since its inception in 1997, The First Tee has introduced the game of golf and its values to more than 6.5 million young people in all 50 United States and six international locations. The First Tee is an initiative of the World Golf Foundation and its Founding Partners are LPGA, the Masters Tournament, PGA of America, PGA TOUR and the USGA. Shell Oil Company is The First Tee’s Founding Corporate Partner and Johnson & Johnson is its Legacy Partner. Former President George W. Bush serves as honorary chair.