In a tournament week full of student opportunities, it all began with Chapter students playing the Monday Pro Am with PGA TOUR professional Marcus Byrd.
“Wow, that was awesome,” said Mateo. “First, we received all kinds of SWAG- clothes, shoes, golf balls, a golf bag, sunglasses, a cooler and a hat- then we played a golf course in PGA Tour conditions with Marcus, a PGA pro. It was his first time playing the course, but he talked with us the entire day and we had a great time.”
We had two groups of students play, Boys vs Girls! The boys group consisted of Executive Director Carl Mistretta Jr. and students Wylie Inman, Mateo Muniz, and Nashawn Tyson playing with PGA TOUR professional Marcus Byrd. Our Director of Program Development, Emily Valentine, played with Olivia St. Antoine, Audrey Bacic, Annika Collado, and PGA TOUR professional Erik Barnes. For the record, the girls beat the boys this year.
“This is definitely one of our most coveted local participant opportunities,” said Mistretta. “It is made possible because of the support and generosity of The Honda Classic and is reserved for our most dedicated students each year. Want to play in this awesome Pro-Am? Then please join the First Tee!”