WILDOMAR, California – The inaugural Tom Pernice Jr. Invitational event featured 48 of Southern California’s top junior golfers. The top 22 boys and girls from the Toyota Tour Cup points standing earned automatic exemption with two boys and two girls receiving a special exemption at the discretion of tournament host, Tom Pernice Jr.
This event is a kick-off to Tom Pernice Jr.’s Charity Golf Pro-Am taking place on Monday October 28th where some of the top PGA Tour Champions players will be participating. Many were also in attendance Sunday night at the dinner party at the conclusion of the Invitational.
Lincoln Melcher and Alona Avery came out on top to claim the victory. Melcher posted a two-day four-over par 148 to win the Invitational by one-stroke. Avery claimed the victory for the Girls Invitational with a six-over par, 150.
A multiple winner with over 35 years of professional golf on both the PGA TOUR and the PGA TOUR Champions, Tom is also a family man with a passion for helping people in his local community and his mission when starting this event was to have an impact on others.
The Tom Pernice, Jr Charity Pro-Am primarily assists three organizations that directly touch the heart of the Pernice family — The Wynn Institute for Vision Research, The Unforgettables Foundation, and The First Tee of the Inland Empire.