Thursday: Eagles for Education

Sergio Garcia eagle

On the 567-yard second hole, Sergio Garcia hit a 3-wood to 15 feet then made the putt for the only eagle on the par 5. (USGA/Daren Carroll)

Thursday, June 13, 2013

ARDMORE, Pa. – Through a unique partnership between the USGA and Chevron, students throughout the world are benefitting from every eagle made during the 113th U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club.

Called Eagles for Education, this charitable initiative encourages science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) students to see their disciplines come to life through the game of golf. Chevron and the USGA will donate $5,000 for every eagle and $10,000 for every double eagle made during the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Senior Open.

There were three eagles during the first day of play at the 113th U.S. Open on Thursday, June 13. Sergio Garcia of Spain made a 3 at the par-5 second hole, and two players – Boo Weekley of the U.S. and Marcel Siem of Germany – scored a 2 on the par-4 10th hole.

These eagles mean that $15,000 will go toward Eagles for Education, an innovative program that is making a positive difference in the lives of thousands of young people.

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