Haymarket Teen Wins Quicken Loans National Challenge

| August 6, 2015 | 0 Comments | Community
Bryce presents the $10,000 check to the Tiger Woods Foundation.

Bryce presents the $10,000 check to the Tiger Woods Foundation.

Bryce Corbett, 13-year-old Greater Haymarket residents and Bull Run Middle School student, won the most votes of any Quicken Loans National Tour volunteer, becoming the Quicken Loans National Challenge winner.

As the Challenge winner, Bryce presented a $10,000 check, sponsor by Myrbetriq and paid for by Astellas Pharmas US, Inc., to the Tiger Woods Foundation. The Foundation helps low income students excel in educational endeavors. Bryce also won a free round of golf at Robert Trent Jones and received other perks on the last day of the tour.

Bryce spent last week volunteering as a standard bearer at the Quicken Loans National Tour held at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Virginia. As a standard bearer, he held signs advertising the players’ scores. Since the tour was held in Western Prince William County, many local golfers volunteered their time. There was approximately 1300 volunteers.

Bryce learned about the opportunity to serve as a standard bearer when his parents country club, Dominion Valley, requested volunteers. Once volunteering on the tour, Bryce had the opportunity to work with and meet golf pros such as Rickie Fowler, Vijay Singh and Daniel Burger.

He was even fortunate enough to walk with the finalists on the last day of the tour. Meeting golf-pros he followed on television was a dream come true for Bryce, and he said the best part about his experience was when 22-year-old golf pro Daniel Burger followed Bryce on Instagram after Bryce followed him.

The Corbetts  send out this photo with an email asking friends, family and colleagues to vote Bryce.

The Corbetts send out this photo with an email asking friends, family and colleagues to vote Bryce.

Bryce’s parents, Scott and Traci Corbett, helped Bryce to win this exciting experience, which was determined by popular votes. When the Corbetts heard about the Quickens Loan National Challenge, they helped Bryce post his bid on social media. His parents also contacted people in their social network via email.The Dominion Valley HOA also pitched in, emailing residents and asking them to vote for Bryce. As a result, Bryce won by a landslide. He received a total of 832 votes, whereas the second place winner received just 217 votes.

Bryce has been playing golf since he was just three-years-old. Scott was a pro-golfer at the time and included his son in golfing since Bryce was old enough to hold a club.

Today, Bryce is a young competitive tournament golfer. He plays regularly on the US Kids Junior Tour and on the VSGA Junior Circuit. His best finishes this year is a 2nd on the VSGA Junior Golf Circuit and 3rd on the US Kids Junior Tour. His goal is to one day play for Battlefield High School.

 

Corrections: Bryce does not live in Dominion Valley but a nearby neighborhood. He met Vijay Singh, not B.J. Statten.

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