Drive, Chip & Putt Event Brings Youth Movement To Augusta

By Matthew Castonguay
Monday April 7th, 2014 10:05 am EDT

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The Drive, Chip and Putt Championship was held for the first time this year at Augusta National, home of the prestigious Masters Tournament. 

The tournament featured 88 of the best junior golfers in the country, showing off their skills on the tee, around the green and with the flat stick. At the end of the day, eight juniors were crowned champions at Augusta National.

Sorted by age bracket, the winners were Kelly Xu (Girls 7-9), Treed Huang (Boys 7-9), Lucy Li (Girls 10-11), Leo Cheng (Boys 10-11), Natalie Pietromonaco (Girls 12-13), Bryson Bianco (Boys 12-13), Hunter Pate (Girls 14-15) and Patrick Welch (Boys 14-15).

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On top of the excitement of getting to play on the hallowed grounds of Augusta National, the participants and fans were treated to visits from tour stars and Masters Champions like Bubba Watson and Adam Scott. 

After the success of this year's tournament, the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship will be growing in 2015. According to the organization's website, there will be a local qualifiers in all 50 states and the number of qualifiers will increase from 110 this year to 256 throughout this summer for the 2015 event. 

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The tournament is another step toward growing the game of golf by taking the initiative and getting more and more young people playing. 

Registration is now open for next year's championship and possibly the chance at Augusta glory for your aspiring tour pro. 

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