The PURE Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach is here!
This coming Tuesday, during the wee hours of the morning, Jaclyn Kenzel will head to RDU bound for Pebble Beach Golf Links in California and the 2018 championship.
Jaclyn, a longtime participant in The First Tee of the Sandhills and a Pinecrest High School student, was one of 81 The First Tee participants nationwide to earn a berth in the tournament.
She will be paired with a PGA Tour Champions pro and compete for the pro-junior title.
An experience of a lifetime, Jaclyn, can’t help but beam ear to ear when the mention of this week’s trip comes up.
So, we thought it would be fun to host a rapid fire Q&A with Jaclyn.
Here’s how it went …
Favorite sports team? Green Bay Packers, Go Cheeseheads!
Favorite food? Spaghetti or just take me to an Italian Restaurant.
Favorite post golf round splurge? Fudgy brownies with walnuts and vanilla ice cream.
OK … Slightly more serious stuff now …
Lowest competitive round? 72 at Pinehurst No. 6.
Favorite golf course? Pinewild CC. First it was the Par 3 course because I played PGA Junior League there and just loved it but now it’s the “big” course because earlier this year I had my first hole-in-one out there during a TYGA tournament!
Favorite professional golfer? Paula Creamer. Why? Well, as a little kid I always loved how she was dressed head to toe in pink. But, today, I admire her for the way she handles adversity on and off the golf course.
Your dream foursome would include who?
Hands down Jack Nicklaus, Annika Sorenstam and Mia Hamm.
Last question … what’s your favorite core value? Absolutely it’s perseverance. I’ve learned that no matter your goal, you can’t achieve it without learning and living through perseverance.
Great job, Jaclyn. Thanks for giving us a bit of insight into YOU.
On the heels of a really busy week of firsts for Jaclyn, we’ve assembled a landing page, firstteesandhills.org/purechamp, where you can stay up to date with her daily blogs, find out which PGA Champions Tour professional she is paired with, access the Golf Channel’s TV coverage times, and check out all her behind the scenes photos.
Everything kicks off Tuesday and we hope you will join us in cheering on Jaclyn as she represents The First Tee of the Sandhills and our communities, proudly.