Greater Augusta Fellowship of Christian Athletes, along with Warren Baptist Church, held their annual Masters Week Golf Breakfast on Tuesday, April 9th. PGA Tour Player and 2013 Masters Invitee Michael Thompson was our keynote speaker. This annual breakfast is FREE -- a gift to our local community and visitors to the area. More than 750 people attended this year's breakfast, including Wounded Warriors and Youth Challenge students.
Thompson, age 27, originally played at Tulane University before Hurricane Katrina forced the school to dissolve its golf program. Thompson then transferred to the University of Alabama where he played for former Augusta State University Golf Coach Jay Seawell for his final 2 years of eligibility.
A native of Tucson, Arizona, Thompson is considered one of the PGA Tour's rising stars after leading with a first-round of 66 and finishing tied for 2nd with Graeme McDowell in the 2012 U.S. Open. After soaring as high as 52nd after his stellar finish in last year's U.S. Open, Thompson is currently the 105th-ranked golfer in the Official World Golf Rankings.
Tables set - ready for guests!
Westside HS FCA Huddle Student Leader - Trevor Patterson
FCA Area Director Greg Wilson
FCA Golf Tour Ministry Sr. Director Ben Bost, Greg Wilson, FCA Rep. Bernard Grant, and Thomson HS Football Coach Milan Turner pray for Michael's week at the Masters
Photos courtesy of Earle Robinson