Braden Miller of First Tee – Naples/Collier placed 15th at the 2023 National Championship, which was held at Stanford University Golf Course.
The 16-year-old, who will be a junior at Barron Collier High School this fall, finished plus-16 over the 54-hole tournament, which concluded Thursday. The field included 48 golfers aged 14-18, 24 boys and 24 girls, who were selected based on their golf skills and competitive experience.
Miller has been involved in First Tee Naples/Collier for more than eight years and has served as an assistant coach during the organization’s summer camps. Last fall, he earned first-team honors on the 2022 Naples Daily News All-Area Golf team after winning the District 2A-14 tournament by one stroke and placing fifth at the Class 2A state tournament.
“We are extremely proud of Braden being selected to participate in this year’s First Tee’s National Championship at Stanford University Golf Course,” said Derek Clemmensen, Director of Programs for First Tee – Naples/Collier. “He is an amazing young man who has earned this opportunity through his work on and off the golf course.”
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