About The Webb Simpson Challenge

Leadership Team

Webb Simpson - 2012 US Open Champion
Webb Simpson - 2012 US Open Champion

Webb Simpson

Webb Simpson, a three time winner on the PGA Tour, grew up in Raleigh, NC. He attended Broughton High School where he currently is in the hall of fame. After Broughton he enrolled at Wake Forest University on the Arnold Palmer Scholarship where he won many tournaments as an amateur. While in college he also had the privilege of being a member of the victorious U.S. Walker Cup team where he drained a 110-foot eagle putt, as well as playing on the Palmer Cup Team. In 2011 he recorded his first two wins at the Wyndham Championship and Deutsche Bank Championship. Then in 2012 he won the U.S. Open Championship, his first major, beating the world's best at the Olympic Club in San Francisco.

Although golf is an important part of Webb's life, it takes a backseat to his family and his faith. Webb married his college sweetheart on January 2, 2010. Now they have a son, James, and a daughter, Willow. The most important thing to Webb is his faith and relationship with God. It is his desire to glorify God in all aspects of his life, including golf.

William Kane - Evening Speaker

William is from Raleigh, North Carolina where he and Webb were best friends growing up. After high school, William attended Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, GA where he earned a degree in Health/Physical Education and played on the basketball team. Upon graduation, he caddied for Webb on the PGA Tour from 2008-2010. In January 2011, William became Pastor of Students at Community Bible Church in Savannah, GA. In this role, William oversees and leads CBC's middle school, high school and college ministries. William has been married to his wife, Victoria, since 2009, and they have a young daughter, Julia.

Ryan Carson - Morning Speaker

Ryan was originally born in Louisville, Kentucky, but grew up in Orlando, Florida before moving to Charlotte, NC during high school. He played college basketball at Furman University and graduated with a degree in business. After graduation, he worked with Fellowship of Christian Athletes before pursuing a call into full-time ministry. He recently completed his graduate degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary with a Masters in Christian Thought. He is the Student Pastor at Forest Hill Church in Charlotte. Ryan is married to his wife, Bethany, and they have a daughter, Anna Grace.

Matt Boswell - Worship Leader

Matt Boswell has been leading worship and writing songs for over 17 years. His passion is to see congregations led and engaged in gospel-centered worship, and in this environment, living out the great commission. He serves as the worship pastor at Providence Church in Frisco, TX and is also a student at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Jamie, have four children- (names).

Mark Bentley - Administration Director

Mark is founder and CEO of DOXA Planning in Raleigh, NC. He is currently a student at the College at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and volunteers at his Church, Capital Community, along with Cru, and the Triangle area Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA).

Kyle Tucker - Program Director

Kyle is a financial advisor at CAPTRUST in Raleigh, NC. After graduating from NC State University in 2003, where he played on the varsity golf team, Kyle married his college sweetheart, Sarah, and is now the proud father of Owen, Trey, and Laney. Kyle is also heavily involved with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes as well as College Golf Fellowship.

Michael Harrison - Media Director

Michael is a student at North Carolina State University studying Industrial and Systems Engineering. He is Co-Chair of the Krispy Kreme Challenge, a charity race in Raleigh, and serves as Education Coordinator for the NCSU chapter of the International Justice Mission. In addition to being a Cru campus leader, Michael is heavily involved in VOLAR, an outreach group to the Spanish-speaking communities in Wake County.

Hal Cooley - Financial Director

Hal is a sophomore at NC State University majoring in Business Finance. He has been with the tournament since it's start in 2010. He is in the University Honors Program, Phi Sigma Pi Fraternity, and volunteers with Connect Wake Raleigh.