Participant Spotlight: Kharynton Beggs at the Pure Insurance Championship

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What an incredible week it was for Kharynton Beggs at the Pebble Beach Golf Resort last week!  She was selected earlier this year for the Pure Insurance Championship Impacting The First Tee, a PGA TOUR Champions event where 81 junior participants of The First Tee are paired with PGA TOUR Champions players.  They play a best ball format with rounds at Poppy Hills Golf Course and Pebble Beach Golf Links.  Kharynton, her mom Teia, and Program Director Meghan Taylor flew across the country last Tuesday.  Kharynton played practice rounds at each course on Wednesday and Thursday, and Friday began the tournament round.  Each night also included a special event for juniors to meet one another and mingle with professional golfers and honored guests.
Kharynton was paired with fellow South Carolinian, Jay Haas, who has 33 professional victories.  The two played their first round at Poppy Hills on Friday and finished at -4.  Saturday’s round was at Pebble Beach, and after two days, the duo were at -1.  Unfortunately, they did not make the cut, but their played fantastic golf, and The First Tee of Greater Charleston is so proud to have Kharynton as our first ever representative to this national event.
Kharynton had this to say about the event: “This experience was absolutely nothing like I possibly could have imagined – it was better!  From the first day I arrived, I felt so confident and ready for the week, seeing familiar faces from other national opportunities through The First Tee like the Life Skills & Leadership Academy and Perfect Sense Challenge as well as adults like Mr. Dennis Kirwin from Pure Insurance and Mr. Matt Ginella from Golf Channel.  I met so many new friends this week and am so grateful to Mr. Jay Haas and his family for their kindness.  Mr. Haas even helped me on the range after the first day at Poppy Hills and taught me a lot.  It was so cool to even take part in special events like the Train concert on Friday night and meet awesome people like Tom Watson and Alfonso Ribeiro!  Thank you to Pure Insurance, PGA TOUR Champions, Pebble Beach Golf Resort, all the sponsors, and each member of the committee who selected me for this opportunity this week.”
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