The TCHS senior was one of 78 junior golfers invited to participate in the First Tee Open at Pebble Beach in California Friday through Sunday.
The junior golfers were paired with two amateur players and a Champions Tour player for two rounds of golf at the world famous Pebble Beach Golf Course and the nearby Bayonet course.
Sutherland was paired with amateurs Dave Lobeck and Ned Pfau and Champions Tour pro Fuzzy Zoeller, a 31-year pro who has won the Masters and U.S. Open golf tournaments.
Sutherland shot a 2-under-par 70 on the tournament’s first day at the Bayonet course and followed it up with a 5-under-par 67 at Pebble Beach, a course he also played during a trip to California last year.
His two-day total of 137 tied him for 23rd after the first two days of the event.
However, Sutherland’s group was not among the top 22 to advance to the final day of play on Sunday.
Zoeller shot a 3-under for the tournament, which tied him for 12th some 12 shots behind Craig Stadler. Sutherland’s group played behind Stadler on both days.
Sutherland was one of nine youth golfers that qualified for the event in July in Atlanta.
The First Tee is an initiative of the World Golf Foundation. Since its inception in 1997, The First Tee has opened 155 golf learning facilities and has introduced the game of golf to over 300,000 participants since 2000.
The focus is to give young people of all backgrounds an opportunity to develop, through golf and character-education, life-enhancing values such as honesty, integrity, and sportsmanship.
The event was presented by Wal-Mart.