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2021 Drive, Chip and Putt Championship

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Cambridge
Age: 7 - 9
Gender: Girls
Region: East
The Path to the National Finals
  1. Local Qualifier
    Event Completed
    Lancaster, NY 14086
    Jul 25, 2019
  2. Sub-Regional Qualifier
    Event Completed
    East Amherst, NY 14051
    Aug 8, 2019
  3. Regional Qualifier
    Event Completed
    Oakmont, PA 15139
    Sep 7, 2019
Home Course and Location:
Galt Country Club, Cambridge ON, Canada

Play Golf Right or Left Handed:
Right

Age Started Playing Golf:
5 years old

Lowest Score Shot (9 and/or 18 holes):
9 holes – 32 (29 with my grandma during a practice round)

How did you become interested in golf?
My brother played and I spent a lot of time watching and I enjoyed watching and wanted to learn how to play.

Who introduced you to golf?
My Dad introduced me to golf.

Who do you normally play golf with?
I usually play with my brother Brayden.

Who is your golf teacher?
Dave Smallwood is my coach.

What do you like most about playing golf?
I like the feeling when I hit good shots and I like winning trophies.

What part of golf do you like to practice the most?
I like practicing driving and hitting the ball far.

What’s the most difficult thing about golf?
Being consistent and hitting the shot when I need to.

What is your favorite club?
7-iron.

What is your favorite course in the world?
Galt Country Club because it has some really pretty holes along the water.

What is your biggest achievement in golf so far?
Qualifying to go to Augusta National for the Drive, Chip and Putt finals.

Have you ever participated in a USGA or PGA of America event? If so, which one(s), when, and how did you do?
US Kids Golf Foundation: 2017 & 2018 Canadian Invitational Champion, 2018 Pennsylvania State Invitational Champion, 2019 World Championships 7th

Local Qualifying Site/Results/Any Memorable Moments:
We didn’t arrive to the course until 15 minutes before the event started and I went from the car righ to the driving competition.

Sub-Regional Qualifying Site/Results/Any Memorable Moments:
When we arrived I learned that I forgot to bring my golf shoes and only had flip flops. My mom had to buy me shoes from the golf shop in order for me to participate.

Regional Qualifying Site/Results/Any Memorable Moments:
When I finished putting and realized that I was in the lead, I was very excited!

Have you tried to qualify for Drive, Chip and Putt in the past? If so, please list each of the years and previous results:
Yes – in 2018 I finished 2nd in the Local and 3rd in the Sub-Regional qualifiers.

Did you watch last year’s Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals on television? If so, what impact did that have on your participation this year?
Yes- it was exciting to see someone I knew participate and win the DC&P at Augusta (Vanessa Borovilos) and I wanted that to be me some day.

List from strongest to weakest – Driving, Chipping, Putting:
Driving – Putting - Chipping

Have you ever been to the Masters before? If so, when?
No.

What is your favorite Masters memory? U.S. Open or U.S. Women’s Open memory? PGA Championship or Women’s PGA Championship memory?
When Tiger Woods won in 2019, it was very exciting and I liked watching him with his kids after the final round.

Who is your favorite male golfer, and why?
Tiger Woods because he is exciting to watch play.

Who is your favorite female golfer, and why?
Brooke Henderson because she is Canadian and she is a very good golfer who has won a lot of tournaments on the LPGA. I look up to her and want to be like her one day.

Who is the coolest player in golf, and why?
Ian Poulter

If you could choose to play golf with a dream foursome, who would the other three people be?
Brooke Henderson, Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth

Do you have any superstitions as it relates to golf? If so, please describe:
If I am playing well with a ball, I will play with it no matter what it looks like until I lose it.

What food would you serve at your Champions Dinner at Augusta National?
Steak with Double-Stuffed potatoes

Favorite School Subject:
Art

Favorite School Teacher:
Ms. Mudie

Favorite Sport (other than golf):
Figure Skating

Favorite Movie:
Mary Poppins Returns

Favorite Singer/Music Group:
Dan and Shay

Favorite TV Show:
Andy Mack

Favorite App:
uTube

Favorite Emoji:
Smiley face with Sunglasses

Explain any talents or interests outside of golf:
I enjoy playing board games and cards, especially poker. As well as drawing and colouring.

Describe any obstacles you’ve overcome in your life:
No, I am very lucky.

Hero/Role Model(s):
My dad is my hero. My mom and Brooke Henderson are 2 of my role models.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
To learn from my bad shots and focus on the next shot.

What do you want to be with you grow up?
Professional Golfer or Teacher

Describe yourself:
I am friendly, outgoing, sporty, positive and kind and I love spending time with my family and friends
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