One for the Kids

By Golf Channel NewsroomAugust 29, 2005, 4:00 pm
2005 WalMart First Tee OpenThere are 28 tournaments on the 2005 Champions Tour schedule, 27 of which are for the 50-and-over set. The other one is for the kids.
 
Craig Stadler and Arron Woodard, Jr.
Craig Stadler hoists last year's trophy with junior winner Arron Woodard, Jr.
This weeks Wal-Mart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach is more than just a tournament for senior players; its an opportunity for 78 boys and girls between the ages of 13 and 18 to compete alongside some of the games greats ' and get a chance to play Pebble Beach.
 
Each of the 78 seniors in the field will be grouped with two amateurs and one junior golfer. They will play three rounds at the famed ocean-side links course. The Golf Channel will televise the first two rounds, beginning Friday at 5:00 p.m. ET.
 
Thirty of the juniors qualified for the event through a selection process. The process evaluated teenagers both on and off the course through a series of interviews, essays and a 36-hole golf proficiency event.
 
The rest of the junior participants came from a series of 18-hole, stroke-play tournaments that took place in five regional sites.
 
All junior participants are members of The First Tee program.
 
While the event benefits The First Tee and its junior members, there is still the matter of a competitive, official event.
 
With the major season finally in the rearview mirror, there are just six tournaments to qualify for the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship.
 
Craig Stadler is the defending champion, having won the inaugural event by three strokes over Jay Haas. He shot 63-66 over the weekend to finish at 15-under-par 201.
 
The field includes all five major winners this year: Mike Reid (Senior PGA), Peter Jacobsen (Ford Seniors), Tom Watson (Senior British), Allen Doyle (U.S. Senior), and Loren Roberts (JELD-WEN Tradition).
 
It also includes Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Hale Irwin, Jay Haas, Tom Kite, Fuzzy Zoeller and Dana Quigley.
 
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