Tahlequah , OK
Age: 10 - 11
Region: South Central
The Path to the National Finals
Should a player advance through local qualifying, the subregional and regional qualifying sites are pre-determined based upon the local qualifying site. The player is not guaranteed participation in the subregional qualifier unless he/she advances through local qualifying. The player is not guaranteed participation in the regional qualifier unless he/she advances through local and subregional qualifying.
Local QualifierEvent CompletedArlington, TX 76011Jul 10, 2021
Sub-Regional QualifierEvent CompletedIrving, TX 75063Aug 7, 2021
Regional QualifierEvent CompletedRoland, AR 72135Oct 2, 2021
NAME AND LOCATION OF SCHOOL:
Greenwood Elementary - Tahlequah, OK
GRADE IN SCHOOL:
HOME GOLF COURSE AND LOCATION:
Cherokee Springs Golf Club - Tahlequah, OK
PLAY GOLF RIGHT OR LEFT HANDED:
AGE STARTED PLAYING GOLF:
LOWEST SCORE SHOT (9 AND/OR 18 HOLES):
HOW DID YOU BECOME INTERESTED IN GOLF?
My mom and dad play golf.
WHO INTRODUCED YOU TO GOLF?
My mom and dad
WHO DO YOU NORMALLY PLAY GOLF WITH?
I play golf with my dad.
WHO IS YOUR GOLF INSTRUCTOR?
Regina Goodwin - South Lakes Golf Course - Jenks, OK
WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT PLAYING GOLF?
I like playing golf with my friends. I play a lot of golf with Lilly Reid. We have a lot of fun on the U.S. Kids Tulsa Tour.
WHAT PART OF GOLF DO YOU LIKE TO PRACTICE THE MOST?
I like hitting my irons.
WHAT’S THE MOST DIFFICULT THING ABOUT GOLF?
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CLUB?
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE GOLF COURSE IN THE WORLD?
Southern Hills Country Club - Tulsa, OK
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENT IN GOLF SO FAR?
My biggest accomplishment so far is finishing tied for 3rd at the 2021 DCP National Finals.
HAVE YOU EVER PARTICIPATED IN A USGA OR PGA OF AMERICA EVENT? IF SO, WHICH ONE(S), WHEN, AND HOW DID YOU DO?
I played in two South Central PGA events this past summer. I placed second at the Muskogee Country Club tournament and first in the Walter Hopper Championship at Meadowbrook.
DO YOU PARTICIPATE IN PGA JUNIOR LEAGUE?
Yes. I play at Battle Creek Golf Club - Broken Arrow, OK
DO YOU PARTICIPATE IN LPGA*USGA GIRLS GOLF?
LOCAL QUALIFYING SITE / RESULTS / MEMORABLE MOMENTS:
Texas Rangers Golf Club - Arlington, TX. I finished first with a score of 112.
SUBREGIONAL QUALIFYING SITE / RESULTS / MEMORABLE MOMENTS:
Hackberry Creek Country Club - Irving, TX. I finished 2nd with a score of 118. I made the 6-foot and 15-foot putts.
REGIONAL QUALIFYING SITE / RESULTS / MEMORABLE MOMENTS:
The Alotian Club - Roland, AR - I finished first with a score of 119. I warmed up under an umbrella in heavy rain.
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 qualified for the DCP National Finals in 2019 and competed in 2021. I made it to the sub-regional at LaFortune Park - Tulsa in 2018.
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?
No, I was there! I competed in the 7-9-year-old division.
LIST FROM STRONGEST TO WEAKEST – DRIVING, CHIPPING, PUTTING:
Driving, chipping then putting
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TO THE MASTERS BEFORE? IF SO, WHEN?
Yes, I attended last year's Monday practice round with the other DCP National Finalists.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MASTERS MEMORY? U.S. OPEN OR U.S. WOMEN’S OPEN MEMORY? PGA CHAMPIONSHIP OR WOMEN’S PGA CHAMPIONSHIP MEMORY?
Watching Tiger Woods win the 2019 Masters.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY WATCHING GOLF ON TV?
My favorite memory is watching Nelly Korda win a gold medal for the USA.
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE MALE GOLFER, AND WHY?
Bubba Watson. He gave me the rock at the DCP National Finals last year.
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE FEMALE GOLFER, AND WHY?
Nelly Korda. I loved watching her win a gold medal for the USA.
WHO IS THE COOLEST PLAYER IN GOLF, AND WHY?
Bubba Watson and Bryson DeChambeau are the coolest players. They took a picture with me after the DCP competition at Augusta last year.
IF YOU COULD CHOOSE TO PLAY GOLF WITH A DREAM FOURSOME, WHO WOULD THE OTHER THREE PEOPLE BE?
Nelly Korda, Bubba Watson and Justin Timberlake
DO YOU HAVE ANY SUPERSTITIONS AS IT RELATES TO GOLF? IF SO, PLEASE DESCRIBE:
I use my red Masters ball marker at every tournament.
DO YOU PLAY ANY GOLF VIDEO GAMES? IF SO, WHICH ONE(S)?:
I play Mario Golf on Nintendo Switch with my dad.
WHAT FOOD WOULD YOU SERVE AT YOUR CHAMPIONS DINNER AT AUGUSTA NATIONAL?:
Steak, baked sweet potato and green beans. Pumpkin pie for dessert.
FAVORITE SCHOOL SUBJECT:
FAVORITE SCHOOL TEACHER:
All of my teachers at Greenwood Elementary.
FAVORITE SPORT (OTHER THAN GOLF):
My favorite movie is High School Musical.
FAVORITE SINGER / MUSIC GROUP:
FAVORITE TV SHOW:
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir
EXPLAIN ANY TALENTS OR INTERESTS OUTSIDE OF GOLF:
I play the piano. I love to play with my dogs, Chip and Lucy. I also like feeding cows with my dad.
HERO / ROLE MODEL(S):
My mom and dad.
WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
Be the best I can be.
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOUR GROW UP?
I want to be a doctor or a professional golfer.
I love animals. I'm kind and like to help others.