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Anthony Chen

Aurora , CO
Age: 12 - 13
Gender: Boys
Region: Upper Midwest
The Path to the National Finals
  1. Local Qualifier
    Event Completed
    Aurora, CO 80018
    May 24, 2021
  2. Sub-Regional Qualifier
    Event Completed
    Aurora, CO 80018
    Aug 14, 2021
  3. Regional Qualifier
    Event Completed
    Parker, CO 80134
    Sep 19, 2021
HOMETOWN:
Aurora, CO
PLAYER BIRTHPLACE:
San Diego, CA
NAME AND LOCATION OF SCHOOL:
Fox Ridge Middle School, Aurora, CO
GRADE IN SCHOOL:
7th
PLAY GOLF RIGHT OR LEFT HANDED:
Right
AGE STARTED PLAYING GOLF:
6
LOWEST SCORE SHOT (9 AND/OR 18 HOLES):
75 in 18 holes
HANDICAP INDEX:
10
HOW DID YOU BECOME INTERESTED IN GOLF?
My dad took me to the golf range when I was very young.
WHO INTRODUCED YOU TO GOLF?
My dad
WHO DO YOU NORMALLY PLAY GOLF WITH?
My brother and my friends
WHO IS YOUR GOLF INSTRUCTOR?
Dustin Miller
WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT PLAYING GOLF?
It is challenging and fun. I get to spend time with my friends on the course.
WHAT PART OF GOLF DO YOU LIKE TO PRACTICE THE MOST?
Putting, I like to see the ball drop in the hole.
WHAT’S THE MOST DIFFICULT THING ABOUT GOLF?
Staying focused for the entire round.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CLUB?
Driver
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE GOLF COURSE IN THE WORLD?
TPC Sawgrass. The 17th hole's island green is very challenging.
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENT IN GOLF SO FAR?
Making it to Augusta for DCP
LOCAL QUALIFYING SITE / RESULTS / MEMORABLE MOMENTS:
Murphy Creek Golf Course / 121 / 1st place in the drive, chip and overall
SUBREGIONAL QUALIFYING SITE / RESULTS / MEMORABLE MOMENTS:
Murphy Creek Golf Course / 157 / 1st place in the drive. Six players scored over 140 and I made it.
REGIONAL QUALIFYING SITE / RESULTS / MEMORABLE MOMENTS:
Colorado Golf Club / 164 / 1st place in the drive, putt and overall. I had the highest score of all age groups.
HAVE YOU TRIED TO QUALIFIY FOR DRIVE, CHIP AND PUTT IN THE PAST? IF SO, PLEASE LIST EACH OF THE YEARS AND PREVIOUS RESULTS:
I finished 3rd in the regionals in 2019.
LIST FROM STRONGEST TO WEAKEST – DRIVING, CHIPPING, PUTTING:
Drive, putt and chip
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MASTERS MEMORY? U.S. OPEN OR U.S. WOMEN’S OPEN MEMORY? PGA CHAMPIONSHIP OR WOMEN’S PGA CHAMPIONSHIP MEMORY?
Tiger Woods winning the 2019 Masters
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY WATCHING GOLF ON TV?
Watching the Tiger Woods documentary, "Tiger Chasing History".
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE MALE GOLFER, AND WHY?
Tiger Woods. He has the most wins in history and I really like his swing.
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE FEMALE GOLFER, AND WHY?
Jennifer Kupcho. She's from Colorado and played in the same league as me when she was young.
WHO IS THE COOLEST PLAYER IN GOLF, AND WHY?
Phil Mickelson, because he can do trick shots. He can flop over a person and hit the ball backward.
HAVE YOUR EVER PLAYED WITH SOMEONE FAMOUS? IF SO, WHO? PLEASE DESCRIBE THE CIRCUMSTANCES:
I played with Justin Leonard's son Sky in a JGAC tournament. Justin Leonard caddied Sky and he was a really nice guy.
IF YOU COULD CHOOSE TO PLAY GOLF WITH A DREAM FOURSOME, WHO WOULD THE OTHER THREE PEOPLE BE?
Tiger Woods, Bryson DeChambeau and Phil Mickelson
DO YOU HAVE ANY SUPERSTITIONS AS IT RELATES TO GOLF? IF SO, PLEASE DESCRIBE:
I wear my lucky white shirt in tournaments. It seems like when I win I wear that. I also have a lucky marker I made for myself.
DO YOU PLAY ANY GOLF VIDEO GAMES? IF SO, WHICH ONE(S)?:
I play Wii golf and WGT golf on iPad.
WHAT FOOD WOULD YOU SERVE AT YOUR CHAMPIONS DINNER AT AUGUSTA NATIONAL?:
Ramen and sushi
FAVORITE SCHOOL SUBJECT:
PE
FAVORITE SCHOOL TEACHER:
Ms. Brown
FAVORITE SPORT (OTHER THAN GOLF):
Basketball and swimming
FAVORITE MOVIE:
Space Jam
FAVORITE SINGER / MUSIC GROUP:
Juice WRLD
FAVORITE TV SHOW:
Shark Tank
FAVORITE APP:
YouTube
FAVORITE EMOJI:
Wavy mouth
EXPLAIN ANY TALENTS OR INTERESTS OUTSIDE OF GOLF:
I am a competitive swimmer. I made it to the state championship. I love art.
DESCRIBE ANY OBSTACLES YOU’VE OVERCOME IN YOUR LIFE:
Moving to different places and trying to make new friends.
HERO / ROLE MODEL(S):
My coach Dustin Miller
WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
Stay focused and never give up.
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOUR GROW UP?
Professional golfer or architect
DESCRIBE YOURSELF:
I'm athletic in many sports. I'm also creative and love to design things.
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