Seguin Selected By First Tee To Compete In Pure Insurance Championship On PGA Champions Tour
Catholic High senior Brayden Seguin was one of 81 junior golfers in the United States selected to play in the Pure Insurance Championship on September 25-30, 2018. The annual event pairs teen golfers from the First Tee program alongside legends of the game at the world renowned Pebble Beach Golf Links. Previous winners of the Pure Insurance Championship include former major championship winners Bernhard Langer and Hale Irwin. The iconic Pebble Beach Golf Links is also slated to host the U.S. Open next summer. Previous winners of U.S. Opens at Pebble Beach include golf legends like Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson and Tiger Woods. The tournament will be televised internationally on the Golf Channel. Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood and the Monterey Peninsula Foundation host the event.
Seguin, a key member of the Catholic High golf team, was chosen by a national panel of judges based on playing ability and application of the nine core values and life skills learned through the First Tee’s programs. The First Tee is a youth sports organization whose mission is to grow the game of golf by transforming the experience that kids (and families) have with the sport. Since its inception in 1997, the organization has provided programs that introduce kids to the game of golf, teach The First Tee nine core values and positively impact their lives. “Being chosen to participate in the tournament is not only an honor, but an opportunity of a lifetime,” said Seguin. “I’m very excited and feel like all of my hard work is paying off. I am so thankful to the First Tee Program for this opportunity.”
Catholic High head golf coach Christopher Davis commented,”Catholic High and the golf program are so very proud of Brayden for this tremendous honor that he has received. This selection is even more important because of the organization Brayden will be representing and what it stands for. The First Tee is all about civic responsibility, honesty and integrity. With those core values in mind, they couldn’t have made a better selection than to pick Brayden Seguin.”