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Section champion Ben Spitz to play in First Tee event at Pebble Beach

Section VI golf champion Ben Spitz from Orchard Park has been invited to the PURE Insurance Championship Impacting First Tee, a Champions Tour event in Pebble Beach, Calif. Sept. 24-30.

The PURE Insurance championship is the only event of its kind in which 81 junior golfers from The First Tee are teamed with 81 PGA Tour champions and 162 amateurs. Spitz will be competing for the pro-junior title.

The junior golfers from 22 states are selected for their playing ability and application of Nine Core Values and life skills through their involvement with The First Tee, according to a news release.

After winning the Section VI title, Spitz finished 13th among 184 players at the state public high schools tournament.

The tournament will be played on the Pebble Beach Golf Links and Poppy Hills Golf Course.


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