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East Texas golfer to play Pebble Beach

LONGVIEW, TEXAS (KLTV) - 18 year old East Texan Aaron Weinstein is ready to put his golfing skills to the ultimate test.
   
Weinstein is headed to California to play Pebble Beach.

The same Pebble Beach that has hosted 5 U.S. Opens since 1972.    
 
The Jefferson native has been invited to play in the Nature Valley First Tee Open, where he'll team up with a golf pro from the Champions Tour.
   
He admits, the closest he's ever been to Pebble Beach, was on a video game.

"The first experience was before I even touched a club in 2005, little PSP handheld game, it had Tiger Woods '06," said Weinstein, "My favorite course on the game was Pebble Beach."

Weinstein, in conjunction with the First Tee of the Piney Woods, is grateful for the opportunity.

"The First Tee has given me an opportunity I would have never gotten without it."

He won't be going alone though, Roy Pace, of Alpine Target Golf and the First Tee, is heading with him.

Pace, a former pro, will caddie for Weinstein.

"I have played Pebble a number of times and am familiar with it, so hopefully I can share some of those experiences and help read some greens and help him make some putts."

The tournament begins on Thursday and runs through Sunday.

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