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The 86 boys who came to Houston for the Mack Champ Invitational last week faced stiff competition, rough conditions and a new three-round format.
For the first time, the MCI at Memorial Park Golf Course was an all-boys event. The MCI for Girls will be played April 13-15 at The Club at Carlton Woods, site of The Chevron Championship, the first major of the LPGA Tour season.
The weather was a challenge. The players had to battle through rain, low temperatures and high winds all week. In the end, two Texas natives came out on top, with Shiv Parmar winning the 13-18 division and Isaiah Diaz winning the 12-and-under division. Parmar, from the San Antonio suburb of Selma, shot 4 under over three rounds to hold off defending champ KJ Ofahengaue by a shot.
Diaz, from Del Rio, shot 65 in the third round to finish 4 over and win the 12-and-under division.
This was the most competitive MCI yet, with 20 rounds of par or better despite the challenging weather. Seventeen of the 25 high school seniors in the field have committed to play college golf. This was also the first year the tournament featured three rounds, which meant players could earn World Amateur Golf Ranking points.
Read more about the tournament at mackchampinvitational.com.
The Cameron Champ Foundation Pro-Am at the 2022 Fortinet Championship was a tremendous success, with 108 players coming together to raise more than $400,000.
That money will support our foundation’s programs for young people from diverse backgrounds, including college scholarships, the Mack Champ Invitational, STEM education initiatives and more.
We owe a huge debt of gratitude to Fortinet for hosting our outing for the second consecutive year at the Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, where Cameron earned his second PGA Tour victory in 2019. And it was great to see so many of our generous supporters come together for such a fun-filled day. Marlon Jones and Jayden Lizama, local junior players and Mack Champ Invitational veterans, were also on the course.
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Nike recently released this video about Cameron’s golf journey and the Mack Champ Invitational as part of its “What Are You Working On” series.
One year after Cameron’s 2021 victory at the 3M Championship, the PGA Tour featured Cameron, our foundation, and the Mack Champ Invitational on “The Cut.”
For the second consecutive year, the Cameron Champ Foundation is teaming up with the Fortinet Championship to kick off the PGA Tour’s season of charitable giving.
The Cameron Champ Foundation Pro-Am will be played on Sept. 12, 2022, on the North Course at Silverado Resort & Spa in Napa, CA, the site of Cameron’s second PGA Tour victory. The 5th Annual Cameron Champ Foundation Golf Classic will be held the same day on the resort’s South Course.
The event will raise funds for the Foundation in support of programs for underserved and underrepresented children. Follow the link below to see sponsorship opportunities and sign up as a sponsor or player. Email [email protected] with questions.
Alona Avery and KJ Ofahengaue won the boys and girls titles at the second annual Mack Champ Invitational on March 20 with steady performances down the stretch under tough, windy conditions.
They beat out golfers from around the country and the world who had come together in Houston for the premier junior golf tournament for players of diverse backgrounds.
The weekend also featured a dinner reception and clinic with Cameron Champ and Sean Foley, a live-streamed broadcast with Michael Collins and Scott Walker, a concert by jazz saxophonist Gerald Albright, and the chance for players and their families to build relationships that will last a lifetime.
Head to mackchampinvitational.com to learn more about the tournament and to join our database for consideration for next year’s MCI.
The Cameron Champ Foundation hosted a clinic for junior golfers on February 15 at Chester Washington Golf Course, a hub of Black golf in Los Angeles since the 1950s.
Tony Finau and Sean Foley, Cameron’s coach and one of the biggest names in golf instruction, were also on hand.
We are committed to growing and diversifying golf, and we believe that events like this, held at courses like this, can be a defining moment in a young person’s lifelong journey with the game.
Thanks to Nike, Chevron, Beats by Dre and Malbon Golf for partnering with us to make the event possible, to Senator Steven Bradford for our official recognition from the California State Senate, and to Dryvebox for bringing their mobile golf simulator to the course! Thanks also to Roger Steele, Jake Hutt and Manolo Vega for coming out.
A #GivingTuesday message from our founder Cameron Champ. You can help provide a life-changing experience for a junior golfer at the 2022 Mack Champ Invitational by going to cameronchampfoundation.org/donate. #PapaChamp #WalkWithUsPosted by Cameron Champ Foundation on Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Your donation will help provide a life-changing experience for a junior golfer at the 2022 Mack Champ Invitational.
During the week of the Houston Open, the PGA Tour took an in-depth look into the Mack Champ Invitational and the impact our tournament has had on diverse junior golfers like Allyn Stephens, a Houston native who will play her college golf for Texas A&M.
In addition to the video above, you can read the article on pgatour.com.
We are proud of Cameron’s commitment to giving back and proud to continue the legacy of his grandfather through this event, which will be played again March 18-20 at Memorial Park Golf Course in Houston thanks to our generous partners at the Astros Golf Foundation.
We are still taking applications for the 2022 event! Apply online by Dec. 1 to be considered.
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