Rachel Kauflin and Caroline Van Bell from The First Tee of Southeast Wisconsin have been selected to compete for the Irwin Cup held at The Jewel Golf Club in Lake City, Minnesota, Wednesday, August 16. The Jewel Golf Club and The First Tee named the event “The Irwin Cup” to honor the designer of the course, long time The First Tee supporter and PGA TOUR Champions Player, Hale Irwin.
Kauflin, of Wauwatosa, and Van Bell, of Whitefish Bay, are two of 16 participants from The First Tee chapters in Minnesota and Wisconsin selected to play in the team event. Each state will be represented by eight players teamed together playing a Ryder Cup format.
“We are excited to send Rachel and Caroline to Minnesota to represent The First Tee of Southeast Wisconsin as Team Wisconsin competes to win the first Irwin Cup,” said David Cohn, executive director of The First Tee of Southeast Wisconsin. “Rachel and Caroline are dynamic leaders who excel in school and on the golf course, exhibiting The First Tee Nine Core Values on a daily basis.”