Meet the 80 teens playing at the 2024 PURE Insurance Championship

Eighty First Tee teens were selected to play at the PGA TOUR Champions’ 2024 PURE Insurance Championship. This year’s field hails from 48 chapters across the country, along with a competitor from First Tee – Morocco.

Rising senior Quentin Brooks is only the second participant from First Tee – Savannah to ever be selected to play in the tournament! His accomplishments include maintaining a 3.8 GPA, playing on both the golf and basketball teams and completing 50 service hours in 2023 alone. First Tee – Savannah CEO John Parker said Quentin has always been one of his hardest workers.

In its 21st year, the PGA TOUR Champions PURE Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach will be held September 17– 22. This will be Quentin’s largest tournament to date. “I didn’t really expect to be playing in it, so I’m very excited,” he told WTOC. “I’ve never been to Pebble (Beach). I’ve never been that far away either, so it’s two things I want to do. I’m very happy.”

Each First Tee participant will be paired with a PGA TOUR Champions player to compete for the male and female pro-junior titles. This year’s pro field features legends including Ernie Els and Vijay Singh.  

This year’s junior field, which is comprised of 43 boys and 37 girls, boasts an average GPA of 3.89 and has spent an average of seven years in First Tee programming. The group includes 6 sophomores, 22 juniors and 52 seniors. Among the participants are committed collegiate golfers and AJGA winners.

Another participant, Jacob Carlos Castro, from First Tee – Greater Dallas was surprised with his invitation to the tournament. Jacob has been involved in his chapter for 10 years and completed 80 hours of service in 2023, with his program director, Katie Harris, saying that he has “incredible determination to make his dreams a reality.”

Accompanying Quentin and Jacob in Pebble Beach will be Gianna Singh and Spencer Ives, who both received PURE Insurance Championship exemptions based on their performances at the First Tee National Championship in June.

View the entire field here, and follow the action on Instagram and Facebook.

Good luck to all the participants as they prepare for Pebble Beach!