Today was my last day at the PURE Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach! While I hate having to say it’s the final day, it was definitely one to remember!
We participated in a 7:30am Shotgun start event at Poppy Hills GC where we played a Ryder Cup style event. I was assigned Hole 16 to kick off the day and was paired with Calton Kong. We played against Grace Kehoe and Christopher Khan.
The format was a scramble on Holes 10 – 18 and Best Ball on Holes 1 – 9.
A few golf highlights from my morning included Birdies on Holes 11, 12, 13 and 18 with a final score of 67 (-4). We ended up just short of a trophy, finishing in 4th place. It was a really fun round though!
My host family even came on the front nine and walked with us through Hole 9!
After lunch at Poppy Hills GC, we then headed towards Pebble Beach Golf Links to watch the final players come in!
As soon as we got there and realized both Mr. Henninger and Mr. Broadhurst had finished, we rushed towards the players dining area to see if they were there. Sadly, I wasn’t able to catch Mr. Henninger but I did get to talk to Mr. Broadhurst about how his day went on the course.
And what a cool end to the tournament. The winning Pro made a BOMB of an Eagle Putt on the 18th green to win by 1! Wow.
Monday morning I have to be up at 2:00am because our flight leaves San Jose International Aiport at 6:55am. Whew!
I can’t emphasize enough how much this trip has meant to me! It has been the most amazing week of my life and I will never forget it! I’m really sad it has to end but am beyond thrilled to have had this opportunity! I have not only gained friends but created memories that will last a lifetime!
Thank you for following along in my travels to California. It’s been fun to write about the trip and have a blog to look back on!
Signing off with gratitude,