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Maple Grove Teen Selected to Play in PGA Tour of Champions Event at Pebble Beach

Sep 14, 2018 05:35AM

Kurt Lambert (photo provided by Three Rivers Park District)

Maple Grove resident and Heritage Christian Academy senior Kurt Lambert has been selected by First Tee of Three Rivers Park District to compete in the 2018 PURE Insurance Championship Impacting The First Tee, an official PGA TOUR Champions event to be contested at Pebble Beach Golf Links and Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, California, September 24-30.

 “Being selected to play in this event is a big honor,” Lambert said.  “I’m looking forward to playing well and representing my First Tee Chapter in this great event.”

The PURE Insurance Championship is the only event of its kind in which 81 junior golfers from The First Tee are teamed with 81 PGA TOUR Champions players and 162 amateurs during an official PGA TOUR Champions tournament, according to Three Rivers Park District. The participants, who represent 22 states, were selected based on playing ability and application of the Nine Core Values and life skills learned through their involvement with The First Tee’s programs.

“Kurt is a great choice for two reasons,” First Tee of Three Rivers Park District Program Director Brian Pabst said. “One, Kurt is a great golfer, but more importantly, Kurt truly represents the nine core values of honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment that we teach as part of the First Tee Program.”

Lambert will be competing for the pro-junior title. 

“We are proud of the junior golfers selected to play at this year’s PURE Insurance Championship,” Chief Executive Officer of The First Tee Keith Dawkins said. “These 81 teens, and the event, embody The First Tee’s beliefs around the importance of fan engagement, diversity and inclusion and having a sense of civic responsibility that is expressed through our Nine Core Values.”

The First Tee of Three Rivers Park District is one of 150 chapters around the country and world introducing the sport of golf.

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