New Orleans youngster Kobe Narcisse earns honor to play with Jason Day in Wells Fargo pro-am

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Kobe Narcisse

Last month, Thomas Jefferson High School freshman Kobe Narcisse was announced as the winner of a nationwide essay contest with The First Tee and Wells Fargo. Tuesday night, Narcisse decided on his prize.

Given the first choice of pros to partner with in Wednesday’s pro-am for the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Golf Club in Charlotte, Narcisse chose defending champion Jason Day. The pair hit the links Wednesday in the pro-am in Charlotte.

Narcisse’s essay was judged as the grand prize winner in the national contest, which is part of Wells Fargo’s “Succeeding Together” community program. Wells Fargo is a national trustee of The First Tee. More than 30,000 participants nationwide were eligible for the essay contest.

Narcisse has been a part of The First Tee of Greater New Orleans program for seven years. He is also a member of Thomas Jefferson’s football program and aspires to play golf collegiately.

Read his winning entry here.

Listen to Kobe’s interview with Ken Trahan and Ed Daniels on the WGSO 990 AM Three Tailgaters Show during the Zurich Classic:

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Lenny was involved in college athletics starting in the early 1980s, when he began working Tulane University sporting events while still attending Archbishop Rummel High School. He continued that relationship as a student at Loyola University, where he graduated in 1987. For the next 11 years, Vangilder worked in the sports information offices at Southwestern Louisiana (now UL-Lafayette) and Tulane;…

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