Local athlete to compete Nationally

Special Olympics Louisiana West Monroe athlete, Joel Murray left today to participate in the AT&T National ProAm Golf Tournament. Joel is one of 4 Special Olympics athletes selected to attend this prestigious event. Joel’s father and long time caddy, Steve Murray is accompanying him.

To get ready for this event, Joel has been practicing every Monday and Wednesday. He has participated in two tournaments recently, including a Father and Son tournament. He has even been nicknamed a “Range Rat” by members of the local golf course, who are all rooting for him! After talking with Joel and his father before they left, Joel said, “I am very excited to play with professionals that I see on TV every weekend.” Joel is excited about the opportunity and hopes he gets to see his favorite golfer, Padre Harrington.

Steve and Joel Murray at NIT Golf Tournament

Steve and Joel Murray at the SO National Invitational Tournament

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