THe 2019 national

golf tournament

presented by hancock whitney bank

chateau Golf & country club

Thursday, December 19 – Saturday, December 21

The First Tee National Golf Tournament Sponsored by Hancock Whitney Bank will feature ninety-six 12-18 year-old participants from across the country playing in a two-day golf tournament on Friday, December 20th and Saturday, December 21st. We’ll host a welcome dinner for players, families and First Tee coaches and staff on Thursday, December 19th. We’d like to thank Chateau Golf & Country Club for hosting our event. Applications will be sent to chapters on Tuesday, October 1st. Participants who are selected to attend will be notified on Friday, November 8th.

The host chapter from Greater New Orleans took home the 1st Place Team Award, along with several other top individual finishes at 2018’s event. Rounding out the top three in the Team Awards were 2nd Place, Greater Austin, and 3rd Place, Washington, DC.

Top individual finishers in 2018 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, including two participants, Cassidy Lambert and Zaire Stevenson, competing in a halftime golf contest, hitting shots through the goal posts.

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