Saturday: 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 Saturday, June 15, the third day of play at the 113th U.S. Open. Nicolas Colsaerts and Edward Loar made threes on the 556-yard second hole, while Paul Lawrie holed a 40-yard pitch shot on the 280-yard 10th hole for a nifty eagle two.
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.