Friday: Eagles for Education
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 on Friday, June 14, the second day of play at the 113th U.S. Open. Gavin Hall and Justin Hicks made twos on the 359-yard eighth hole, while D.A. Points holed his second shot on the 350-yard first 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.