Tulsa, OK (September 21, 2015) – The First Tee of Tulsa is sending Chandler Wasson and Navid Majidi to compete in the 2015 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, an official Champions Tour event that will be held September 25-27 and televised internationally on Golf Channel.
Wasson and Majidi will join 79 other participants from The First Tee chapters for the event, which is in its 12th year. They were selected by a national panel of judges who evaluated playing ability and comprehension of the life skills and character education learned through their involvement with The First Tee of Tulsa.
Champions Tour players committed to play include last year’s Nature Valley First Tee Open winner John Cook, Charles Schwab Cup contender and World Golf Hall of Fame member Colin Montgomerie, as well as two-time U.S. Open winner Lee Janzen. Janzen claimed the pro-junior competition last year when his junior partner, Christopher Meyers from The First Tee of Tucson, holed a 4-iron from the fairway for a final-hole albatross to secure the title.
Wasson, a senior out of Mannford High School, has been a part of The First Tee of Tulsa since 2009. Majidi is a senior at Union High School and has been a member of the First Tee of Tulsa since 2006.
The juniors will be teamed with 81 Champions Tour players and 162 amateurs as they compete for the pro-junior title at Pebble Beach Golf Links and Poppy Hills Golf Course. Play will be conducted on these courses on Friday and Saturday, and the final round will be played on Pebble Beach Sunday.
We at The First Tee of Tulsa are very excited to be sending Wasson and Majidi to this prestigious event not only as a skilled player, but also as a great representative for our chapter.
The First Tee of Tulsa is one of 175 chapters around the country and in select international locations. Serving the Northeastern Oklahoma community since the summer of 2001, more than 41,265 young people have been impacted through chapter programs and The First Tee National School Program, which is in 10 elementary schools. The golf-based programs are focused on building character through The First Tee Nine Core Values: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy, and judgment.
To learn more about The First Tee of Tulsa, visit www.thefirstteetulsa.org. For more information on the 2015 Nature Valley First Tee Open, visit www.thefirstteeopen.com.