NB3 Challenge 2012
WEST TEAM WINS FIFTH ANNUAL NOTAH BEGAY III FOUNDATION CHALLENGE
New format produced memorable moments for golf fans at annual event to
raise awareness and funds to improve health and wellness of Native American youth
The West team representing the United States outshot a world-class field of PGA and LPGA stars to capture the fifth annual Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation Challenge title. Notah Begay III and Tiger Woods led the West squad to victory in the mixed team, best ball tournament at the Atunyote Golf Club at Turning Stone Resort & Casino in central New York. The real winners of the event are Native youth around the nation, who will benefit from the $500,000 raised by the NB3 Foundation to help advance its mission of improving health and wellness in the Native American community.
“Today’s Challenge afforded us an invaluable opportunity to bring to light one of the most pressing health disparities facing Indian Country today – childhood obesity and diabetes,” said the event’s host and four-time PGA TOUR winner, Notah Begay III. “To the elite athletes, the Oneida Indian Nation and the dedicated fans who lined the course – thank you for your continued support of the health and well-being of the next generation of Native American leaders.”
The new East meets West format, highlighted by a field featuring some of golf’s premier players from the PGA TOUR and LPGA and a crowd of eager fans, set the stage for a great afternoon of golf. The West team of Begay, Woods, Rickie Fowler, Gary Woodland, Cristie Kerr and Lexi Thompson emerged as the tournament champions, outpacing K.J. Choi, Se Ri Pak, Yani Tseng, Y.E. Yang, Danny Lee and Charlie Wi of the East team by the score of 8 to 6. Kerr sunk a birdie on the 18 to give the West team the lead and Begay birdied the final hole to clinch the victory. Read more