PGA pros & young golfers cross paths at Shriners Hospital for Children Open

Dawn breaks on "The Hill," part of the course for TPC Summerlin and the Shriners Hospital for Children Open, on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. (Faith Jessie | KSNV)

Three young golfers wearing red hoodies with the words “Shriners Hospital for Children” teed off on top of "The Hill" Thursday at TPC Summerlin.

Jalen Castle, Jacob Ford and Michelle Yang, all Shriners Hospitals for Children Patient Ambassadors this year, took part in a ceremonial tee off. It signals the start the annual Shriners Hospital for Children Open.

The tee off followed a day on the golf course playing and getting to show off their skills to the pros who greeted them on the course.

Shriners Hospital has partnered with TPC Summerlin for the last 11 years to bring awareness and support of the hospitals across the country and their work for children with disabilities.

The tournament this year brings in huge PGA stars like Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler, who are competing against some of golf's top players for a $7 million purse.

There are 22 patient ambassadors from around the country who will be standard bearers throughout the nationally televised tournament.

The tournament runs through Sunday. For more information on the tournament and tickets, click here.

For more information on Shriners Hospitals for Children, click here.

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