THe 2018 national

golf tournament

presented by: hancock whitney bank

chateau country club

Friday, December 14 – Sunday, December 16

The First Tee National Golf Tournament Sponsored by Hancock Whitney Bank and Presented by Acme Oyster House featured eighty-three 12-18 year-olds from across the country playing in a two-day golf tournament on Saturday, December 15th and Sunday, December 16th.  Many thanks to Chateau Golf & Country Club for hosting our players. The two-day tournament featured boys and girls from The First Tee chapters in Atlanta, Austin, Baton East Rouge, Central Florida, Chicago, East Lake (Atl.), Ft. Worth, Houston, Knoxville, Los Angeles, Lowcountry (SC), Northwest Florida, Palm Beaches, San Antonio, South Central Wisconsin and Washington, DC.

The host chapter from Greater New Orleans took home the 1st Place Team Award, along with several other top individual finishes. Rounding out the top three in the Team Awards were 2nd Place, Greater Austin and 3rd Place, Washington, DC.

Top individual finishers included:

Boys 15-18 (+4)

1st Jake Griffin, Washington, DC

T 2nd Brayden Seguin, East Baton Rouge

T 2nd Zach Slayton, Greater Austin

Girls 15-18 (+11)

1st Cassidy Lambert, New Orleans

T 2nd Madison Debruin, Greater Houston

T 2nd Malisone Chanthapanya, Fort Worth

Boys 12-14 (+8)

1st Logan Batiste, New Orleans

2nd Kourey Patterson, Los Angeles

3rd Chris Gitau, Greater Houston

Girls 12-14 (+4)

1st Morgan Guepet, Greater New Orleans

2nd Grace Jin, Greater New Orleans

3rd Abigail Fernandez, Central Florida

The First Tee of Greater New Orleans team was led by Outreach Coordinator, Brad Cooney, and The First Tee Coaches, Chad Radecker and Kyle Albright. The Greater New Orleans team included the following participants; Logan Batiste, Matt Bui, Morgan Guepet, Grace Jin, Cassidy Lambert, Kobe Narcisse, Zaire Stevenson and Vivian Volion.

The four-day event kicked off with a Welcome Reception Dinner Sponsored by Coca-Cola on Friday, December 14th at the New Orleans Convention Center that featured local Web.com Tour player, Michael Arnaud. On Saturday evening, the participants attended the R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl and went on the field at the Superdome for a pre-game introduction. Two participants, Cassidy Lambert and Zaire Stevenson, competed in a halftime Golf Contest, hitting shots through the uprights from 40 yards away.

The participants also attended Caroling in Jackson Square on Sunday evening and the New Orleans World War II Museum on Monday.