Drive, Chip and Putt at Augusta: Golf's Junior Champions


At Augusta 2021 - The Drive, Chip and Putt Champions

From USGA:

Eight junior golfers – four boys and four girls – were crowned champions at the seventh annual Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals held on Sunday at Augusta National Golf Club and broadcast live on Golf Channel across North and South America. Conducted in partnership between the Masters Tournament, the PGA of America and the USGA, Drive, Chip and Putt is a free youth golf development initiative for junior golfers of all skill and ability levels, aimed at sparking a lifelong interest in the game.  Read more here

From Golf Channel:

Sam Udovich had been here before. In 2017, he finished runner-up at the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals. Two years earlier, he was fifth at Augusta National. On Sunday, he finally broke through.

Udovich dominated the driving (270.9 yards) and chipping portion of the competition (2 feet, 3 inch total) to claim the 12-13 boys title.  It was a similar story for Jaivir Pande.  Read more here

From Golfweek:

Eighty boys and girls in eight divisions competed in the 2021 Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals at Augusta National Golf Club.

The event was canceled in 2020 over COVID concerns, but on Sunday, last year’s qualifiers finally had the opportunity to compete.

The championship is broken down into boys and girls divisions and four age groups (7-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15) within each division.

Scoring is based on a 30-point system. Players receive up to 10 points each for the best drives, closest chips and nearest putts, with the highest composite score defining the overall winner in each age group.  Read more here

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