|Ashley Menne, Xavier's 3-time D-I state champion. (Xavier photo).|
The 16th annual event will be televised internationally on the Golf Channel.
The participants feature 78 teen golfers from across the USA and they are paired with 78 PGA Tour Champions and 156 amateurs during an official PGA Tour Champions tournament.
Menne, Schlader and Kilanowski will compete for the Pro-Junior Team title. They will join 75 other participants from First Tee chapters across the country.
Tournament play will take place on the Pebble Beach Golf Links and Poppy Hills Golf Course on Sept. 27-28, with the finale solely at Pebble. In the finale, 23 First Tee juniors will compete based on 36-hole performances.
A national panel of judges selected the players based on their understanding and application of the values and life skills learned through First Tee’s programs as well as their playing ability.
The First Tee is a youth development organization dedicated to helping young people build character through the game of golf.
Menne has been a member of The First Tee of Phoenix for nearly five years. The group has served in Maricopa County since 2001.