PURE Insurance Championship

The PURE Insurance Championship is an official PGA TOUR Champions event at Pebble Beach Golf Links on the Monterey Peninsula, the tournament pairs 78 juniors of First Tee with a PGA TOUR Champions player and two amateurs.  To be selected, juniors are measured in both golf proficiency and life skills knowledge. The tournament is televised nationally on Golf Channel.

Event Info

Date: September 20-25, 2022
Location: Pebble Beach, CA

Selected Participants

Matt AhlgrimFirst Tee — Four Corners
Ethel AsequiaFirst Tee — Fresno
Danny AuffantFirst Tee — Greater Seattle
Jeremiah AustinFirst Tee — Golden Isles
Sophia BarduniasFirst Tee — Tri-Valley
Ariana BlagroveFirst Tee — Greater New Orleans
Jeremiah BrownFirst Tee — Greater Philadelphia
Patrick BushFirst Tee — Pittsburgh
Ryan CalcagnoFirst Tee — Greater Sacramento
Sophia Cherif EssakaliFirst Tee – Morocco
Caden ClarkFirst Tee — Phoenix
Toby CorristonFirst Tee — Shenandoah Valley
Nicholas CrawfordFirst Tee — Roanoke Valley
Ethan DaiFirst Tee — Pittsburgh
Seth DamsgardFirst Tee — Minnesota
Brant DattiloFirst Tee — Triangle
Taylor DavisFirst Tee — Roanoke Valley
Gavin DeiblerFirst Tee — Central Carolina
Darla May Dela TorreFirst Tee — Greater Sacramento
Argyle DownesFirst Tee — West Virginia
Lena DuretteFirst Tee — Phoenix
Abigail FernandezFirst Tee — Central Florida
Henry FeyFirst Tee — Greater Seattle
Jeffrey ForsterFirst Tee — Central Coast
Gabriel Garson-GorowayFirst Tee — Greater Houston
Samantha GibbsFirst Tee — Fort Worth
Cooper GroshartFirst Tee — Central Coast
Kalea HallFirst Tee — Monterey County
Liam HartlingFirst Tee — Inland Empire
Ava HeatonFirst Tee — Triangle
Wes HelmerFirst Tee — Greater San Antonio
Jonathan HoagFirst Tee — North Florida
Mimi HoangFirst Tee — Metropolitan Oklahoma City
Reid HoppockFirst Tee — Idaho
Bryson HughesFirst Tee — North Florida
Ben JonesFirst Tee — Inland Northwest
Isabelle JunioFirst Tee — Phoenix
Mary KerrFirst Tee — Greater Houston
Emily KnoxFirst Tee — Contra Costa
Eliza KodakFirst Tee — Naples/Collier
Sean LampropoulosFirst Tee — Utah
Sophie LautureFirst Tee — Greater Charlotte
Jack LaymanFirst Tee — Phoenix
Marcus LeonardFirst Tee — Metro Atlanta
BJ LittleFirst Tee — Metro Atlanta
Isabella LohrFirst Tee — Greater Dallas
Malia LooFirst Tee — San Francisco
Danica LundgrenFirst Tee — Greater Austin
Sarah LydicFirst Tee — Delaware
Kristina MaFirst Tee — Central Ohio
Braylon MahanayFirst Tee — Fort Worth
Kylie McGrathFirst Tee — Greater Seattle
Megan MengFirst Tee — Greater Trenton
Laniah MoffettFirst Tee — Connecticut
Hunter NewellFirst Tee — Salina
Josephine NguyenFirst Tee — Greater Washington, DC
Diego OcasioFirst Tee — Metropolitan New York
Meghan ParacuellesFirst Tee — Greater Sacramento
Aaron ParaynoFirst Tee — Fresno
Kourey PattersonFirst Tee — Greater Pasadena
Kinley PesselFirst Tee — Piney Woods
Colin PriceFirst Tee — Fort Worth
Brandon QuachFirst Tee — Raritan Valley
Avi ReichFirst Tee — St. Petersburg
Sidney RobertsonFirst Tee — Greater Tyler
Tanvi SamayamFirst Tee — Greater Trenton
Charlie SeufertFirst Tee — West Michigan
Theresa ShawFirst Tee — Greater Sacramento
Ryan ShimonyFirst Tee — Florida Gold Coast
Drew SilmanFirst Tee — East Baton Rouge Parish
Skye SkenandoreFirst Tee — Augusta
Madelyn StokesFirst Tee — Fresno
Francesca SumcadFirst Tee — Silicon Valley
Robert ThompsonFirst Tee — Greater Charlotte
Julia VollmerFirst Tee — Greater San Antonio
Mattie WeidenbachFirst Tee — South Dakota
Helena WinterbergFirst Tee — Greater Charlotte
Christine YuFirst Tee — Greater Sacramento

Tournament Alumni

Chris Meyers

In 2014, First Tee alumnus, Chris Meyers made one of the most impressive shots in Pebble Beach history during his time at the PURE Insurance Championship. Now he reflects on First Tee’s impact and his time teaching golf to kids in Kenya.

*video by PGA TOUR