First Tee – Silicon Valley participants Rachel Truong, Calvin Kong, Sophie Thai, and Borina Sutikto represented First Tee — Silicon Valley well when they competed in the 2021 PURE Insurance Championship Impacting the First Tee September 20th-26th. (Check out the “junior bio book” of all the participants.) The tournament occurs once per year and is a national televised professional golf tournament. A senior Champions Tour player is paired with one of the top performing First Tee player at historic Pebble Beach Golf Links in Monterey, CA. The application for First Tee participants is rigorous so it’s no surprise that they comported themselves so well since their outstanding character was the most important factor in their selection to participate.
Rachel played with Carlos Franco and finished with a score of -5.
Calvin played with Duffy Waldorf and finished with a score of -5.
Sophie played with Rod Pampling and finished with a score of -10.
Borina played with Paul Stankowski and finished with a score of -24 (2nd Overall).
Following the tournament, Calvin wrote, “I cannot express the gratitude I have for giving me the opportunity to play in the Pure Insurance Championship. This was truly a special experience. The memories I made, the people I’ve met, the lessons I’ve learned, etc are unforgettable.” In turn, FTSV staff is grateful for the chance to walk alongside participants like these in their development.