Kyndall Campbell, of First Tee – Greater Washington, DC, to compete in the Inaugural
First Tee National Championship
Kyndall Campbell will showcase golf skills among 48 other teens from across First Tee network at
The Walker Course at Clemson University on June 20-25
Washington, DC (May 10, 2021) – Kyndall Campbell of First Tee – Greater Washington, DC]will compete in the upcoming First Tee National Championship, June 20-25, 2021 at Clemson University. Campbell attends Wakefield High School in Arlington, VA [and plays out of Laurel Hill Golf Club in Lorton, VA]. The first-ever event with a total of 48 players will bring together First Tee’s elite golfers for an opportunity to showcase how the program has helped build the strength of character needed to play at the collegiate or next level. The tournament was postponed in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
While COVID protocols will be in effect, the 54-hole event will take place and the winners of each girls’ and boys’ divisions will be awarded with the Tattersall Cup and also will earn an exemption into the PGA TOUR Champions’ PURE Insurance Championship Impacting the First Tee held at Pebble Beach Golf Links September 21-26, 2021.
“I am so pleased and honored to have been selected to participate in this year’s First Tee National Championship at Clemson University,” Campbell said. I look forward to the opportunity to connect with other First Tee players from across the country and to display my golf skills in a collegiate environment.”
“We are proud to see Kyndall from our area compete in this inaugural event, which will provide her with a college level experience on and off the course” said Clint Sanchez, Executive Director of First Tee – Greater Washington, DC. “Kyndall has been part of our chapter for nearly two years after several years with the Philadelphia Chapter. We are delighted to see her growth over the years in character development as well as in level of play.”
First Tee National Championship will be held annually at various college campuses around the nation providing First Tee participants the opportunity to network with others from across the country and take in the college experience.
Clemson University’s The Walker Course is set to host the inaugural Championship. During the week, Campbell will have the opportunity to hear from PGA Head Golf Professional Steve Scott on how his values intersected with his experience of finishing Runner-Up to Tiger Woods in the 1996 U.S. Amateur Championship.
The field includes 24 boys and 24 girls, ages 14-19, who were selected based on their golf skill, competitive golf experience and handicap. Players will come from 32 First Tee chapters across the country. (Full list here.)
First Tee – Greater Washington, DC is a youth development organization dedicated to helping young people learn life skills and build character through the game of golf. First Tee National Championship is one of more than 10 national opportunities provided by First Tee headquarters to empower and motivate teens as they progress through the program and toward higher education opportunities. For more information on First Tee – Washington, DC, visit www.firstteedc.org. For more information on the tournament and First Tee, visit www.firsttee.org.