The First Tee program in California's Monterey County strives to use golf as a tool to build confidence and instill core values in introverted teens. Three local players competed last week in the First Tee Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links and Del Monte Golf Course. The Champions Tour event pairs the young athletes with professional golfers. First Tee participant Kyle Contreras was partnered with pro Brad Bryant last year, and "the most important advice he gave me was to keep pushing, keep going," Contreras said.

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