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2021 Drive, Chip and Putt Championship

Riley Adkins

Lawsonville , NC
Age: 7 - 9
Gender: Girls
Region: Middle Atlantic
The Path to the National Finals
  1. Local Qualifier
    Event Completed
    Winston Salem, NC 27105
    Jun 17, 2019
  2. Sub-Regional Qualifier
    Event Completed
    Greensboro, NC 27407
    Aug 10, 2019
  3. Regional Qualifier
    Event Completed
    Johns Creek, GA 30097
    Sep 8, 2019
Home Course and Location:
Gordon Trent Golf Course, Stuart, VA

Play Golf Right or Left Handed:
Right

Age Started Playing Golf:
2

Lowest Score Shot (9 and/or 18 holes):
35

How did you become interested in golf?
Playing with my dad

Who introduced you to golf?
My dad

Who do you normally play golf with?
Dad

Who is your golf teacher?
My dad, Heather Angell and Marcy Hart

What do you like most about playing golf?
Spending time with my dad

What part of golf do you like to practice the most?
Driving

What’s the most difficult thing about golf?
One mistake can ruin your confidence, if you let it

What is your favorite club?
My driver

What is your favorite course in the world?
Grandover Resort

What is your biggest achievement in golf so far?
Making it to Augusta

Have you ever participated in a USGA or PGA of America event? If so, which one(s), when, and how did you do?
15 wins in US Kids Tour

Local Qualifying Site/Results/Any Memorable Moments:
Maple Chase Country Club/89

Sub-Regional Qualifying Site/Results/Any Memorable Moments:
Grandover Resort/82/Scoring personal best on drive

Regional Qualifying Site/Results/Any Memorable Moments:
Atlanta Athletic Club/115/Realizing I’m going to Augusta

Have you tried to qualify for Drive, Chip and Putt in the past? If so, please list each of the years and previous results:
2019 Local at Maple Chase with 61 (1st)
Sub-regional at Grandover with 70 (tied for 5th)

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?
I did. I wanted to make it to Augusta because it looked so fun.

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

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?
My favorite Masters memory was watching Tiger win when no one believed he could.

What is your favorite memory of watching golf on TV?
When Tiger won the 2018 Tour Championship and the 2019 Masters.

Who is your favorite male golfer, and why?
Tiger Woods because he is the best and he is my dad’s favorite

Who is your favorite female golfer, and why?
Lexi Thompson because she’s a great golfer and I have her golf clubs.

Who is the coolest player in golf, and why?
Tiger and Lexi

Have you ever played with someone famous? Who? Please describe the circumstances:
No

If you could choose to play golf with a dream foursome, who would the other three people be?
Tiger, Lexi, and Dad

Do you have any superstitions as it relates to golf? If so, please describe:
No

Do you play any golf videos games? If so, which one(s)?
Wii Golf

What food would you serve at your Champions Dinner at Augusta National?
Steak, macaroni and cheese, and cheesecake

Favorite School Subject:
History

Favorite School Teacher:
My mom

Favorite Sport (other than golf):
Dance and basketball

Favorite Movie:
Descendants 3

Favorite Singer/Music Group:
Ledger/Skillet

Favorite TV Show:
Andy Griffith Show

Favorite App:
YouTube Kids

Favorite Emoji:
Poop Emoji

Explain any talents or interests outside of golf:
Dance, basketball, drawing, crafting, putting on shows for my family.

Describe any obstacles you’ve overcome in your life:
I was in the hospital for a week coming home from NY for GMA. It took almost the whole week to find out I had a parapharyngeal abscess. I was 4.

Hero/Role Model(s):
Jesus, God, my parents

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
My mom helps me overcome my fears by praying and giving my worries to Jesus.

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

Describe yourself:
I’m full of energy and life. I like to play, draw, bake with mom, play golf with dad, and spend time with my family. I love to laugh and be silly.
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