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Palm Desert High School senior will do something no one has ever done before

Palm Desert High School senior will do something no one has ever done before

Palm Desert High School senior Charlie Reiter will do something no one has ever done before

Reiter is the first amateur ever to receive an exemption into the professional division of the CareerBuilder Challenge PGA tournament in the event’s 59-year history.

This 18 year-old High School Senior from Palm Desert High School has been capturing the hearts and minds of golf enthusiasts and media throughout the Coachella Valley since the news broke.

“The tournament believes in supporting the local community in any way we can,” said Jeff Sanders, executive director of the CareerBuilder Challenge. “Charlie Reiter is a special player. He’s done some amazing things at a young age, including his performance at the Australian Open. We want to be part of him getting a start in his own backyard.”
playing in his first PGA Tour event.

Just like, bewildered,” Reiter said when he heard that the PGA Tour’s CareerBuilder Challenge has extended him one of the La Quinta event’s eight sponsor’s exemptions. “I couldn’t believe it.”

Photo: January 16, 2018 Careerbuilder Challenge Press Conference- Just like, bewildered,” Reiter said of the news that the PGA Tour’s CareerBuilder Challenge has extended him one of the La Quinta event’s eight sponsor’s exemptions. “I couldn’t believe it.” By Jose Reyes/CoachellaValley.com

Many have heard about Charlie making his debut on the PGA Tour this Thursday at this year’s Careerbuilder Challenge and making the cut in Australia at the end of 2017.

When asked how nervous are you on a scale of 1-10 at today’s press conference Reiter said “Ten” without hesitation.

“I just want to thank Jeff Sanders and (the tournament) for getting me in the event, in my hometown, my hometown tournament,” Reiter said.

“I’m very excited, I’ve been coming here watching this tournament since I can remember, me and my dad, and now getting a chance to play out here is definitely a dream come true.”

Photo: CareerBuilder Challenge – PGA West Stadium Course from the Vons Pavillion overlooking the 18th Hole. By Craige Campbell /CoachellaValley.com

For more information on seeing Charlie Play and get tickets: www.careerbuilderchallenge.com

 

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