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Two local golfers to play in national event
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Local junior golfers and sisters Esther and Kathleen Rojas have been picked to play in the Walmart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach in California, an official PGA Champions Tour event, during Labor Day weekend.
The event will be televised on the Golf Channel.
Esther, 14, and Kathleen, 16, are sisters who both attend Turlock Christian High.
Esther has been playing golf for eight years with a handicap of 7.6, according to a news release, while her older sister has been a golfer for 13 years with a 6.4 handicap.
Both have been members of the First Tee since 2005, mentoring and teaching young golfers of the chapter. The sisters make up a field of 70 junior golfers from 49 chapters of the organization. They will play Sept. 4-6 at the famed golf course.