First Tee Participants Win Golf To Paradise—First Tee Champions Challenge and ACE Group Classic Official Pro-Am at annual ACE Group Classic in Naples, Fla.

First Tee Participants Win Golf To Paradise—First Tee Champions Challenge and ACE Group Classic Official Pro-Am at annual ACE Group Classic in Naples, Fla.

Naples, Fla. (February 11, 2015) – The winners of the Golf to Paradise—First Tee Champions Challenge also emerged as winners in the ACE Group Classic Official Pro-Am, leading up to the annual ACE Group Classic stop on the PGA Champions Tour. The First Tee of Northwest Arkansas participants Hanna Brauburger (18 years old) and Wade Schaller (18 years old) were paired in the pro-am with pro Sonny Skinner and amateurs Eric Famighlietti and Crystal Russ. Hanna also won the Women’s Long Drive competition for the day.

Representing The First Tee of Northwest Arkansas, Hanna and Wade’s trip to Naples was made possible by the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G’s support of The First Tee of Northwest Arkansas. The Golf to Paradise – First Tee Championship Challenge was sponsored by the Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Hanna and Wade took the top prize in the Golf to Paradise – First Tee Champions Challenge playing alongside professional golfer Gary Hallberg, then followed that up with the pro-am win. Hanna and Wade are both seniors at Bentonville High School where they are each play on the varsity golf team. Wade has been a member of the First Tee of Northwest Arkansas since 2009, and Hanna has been a member since 2006. Both are active in the program as coaches and students.

The ACE Group Classic is hosted at TwinEagles Golf Club February 9-15, 2015. This Champions Tour event has been held since 1988, and will feature 81 of the world’s best players battling for a $1.6 million purse. To find out more about the ACE Group Classic and the Golf to Paradise—First Tee Champions Challenge, please visit www.acegroupclassic.com

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