Sioux Falls , SD
Age: 7 - 9
Region: Upper Midwest
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 CompletedSioux Falls, SD 57104Jun 30, 2021
Sub-Regional QualifierEvent CompletedOxbow, ND 58047Aug 13, 2021
Regional QualifierEvent CompletedParker, CO 80134Sep 19, 2021
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
NAME AND LOCATION OF SCHOOL:
GRADE IN SCHOOL:
HOME GOLF COURSE AND LOCATION:
Country Club of Sioux Falls
PLAY GOLF RIGHT OR LEFT HANDED:
AGE STARTED PLAYING GOLF:
LOWEST SCORE SHOT (9 AND/OR 18 HOLES):
34 - 2021 South Dakota State Championship 9-Under Boys (9 holes)
HOW DID YOU BECOME INTERESTED IN GOLF?
My dad and my uncle Jon play golf.
WHO INTRODUCED YOU TO GOLF?
WHO DO YOU NORMALLY PLAY GOLF WITH?
My dad, my uncle Nate and my friend Teddy
WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT PLAYING GOLF?
The challenge and trying to shoot as low as I can
WHAT PART OF GOLF DO YOU LIKE TO PRACTICE THE MOST?
Chipping and putting
WHAT’S THE MOST DIFFICULT THING ABOUT GOLF?
The conditions change a lot.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CLUB?
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE GOLF COURSE IN THE WORLD?
On TV it's Pebble Beach. Tonto Verde is my favorite course that I've played.
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENT IN GOLF SO FAR?
To be the first from South Dakota to make the finals of the Drive Chip and Putt, and I've won both state championships I've played in.
DO YOU PARTICIPATE IN FIRST TEE?
LOCAL QUALIFYING SITE / RESULTS / MEMORABLE MOMENTS:
Elmwood Golf Course - Sioux Falls, South Dakota - 1st. Winning and my friend Teddy made it too
SUBREGIONAL QUALIFYING SITE / RESULTS / MEMORABLE MOMENTS:
Oxbow Country Club - Fargo, North Dakota - 2nd. Making it to Colorado
REGIONAL QUALIFYING SITE / RESULTS / MEMORABLE MOMENTS:
Colorado Golf Club - Parker, Colorado - 1st. Winning the playoff to make it to Augusta
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, and it made me want to play in it as soon as I was old enough.
LIST FROM STRONGEST TO WEAKEST – DRIVING, CHIPPING, PUTTING:
Chipping, putting and driving
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 Masters and Phil Mickelson winning the PGA Championship.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY WATCHING GOLF ON TV?
Erik Van Rooyen winning the PGA Tour event this year, because I know him and cheer for him
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE MALE GOLFER, AND WHY?
Jerry Kelly, because I know him and get to play with him, my Dad and my uncle Jon because they play a lot and win a lot of tournaments.
WHO IS THE COOLEST PLAYER IN GOLF, AND WHY?
Jordan Spieth, because he seems nice and makes a lot of chips and putts
HAVE YOUR EVER PLAYED WITH SOMEONE FAMOUS? IF SO, WHO? PLEASE DESCRIBE THE CIRCUMSTANCES:
Jerry Kelly, because I am family friends with him so I've gotten to play and practice with him
IF YOU COULD CHOOSE TO PLAY GOLF WITH A DREAM FOURSOME, WHO WOULD THE OTHER THREE PEOPLE BE?
My dad, my uncle Jon and my uncle Nate
DO YOU PLAY ANY GOLF VIDEO GAMES? IF SO, WHICH ONE(S)?:
Tiger Woods Golf
WHAT FOOD WOULD YOU SERVE AT YOUR CHAMPIONS DINNER AT AUGUSTA NATIONAL?:
Spaghetti with breadsticks and chocolate ice cream with M&M's
FAVORITE SCHOOL SUBJECT:
FAVORITE SCHOOL TEACHER:
FAVORITE SPORT (OTHER THAN GOLF):
FAVORITE SINGER / MUSIC GROUP:
FAVORITE TV SHOW:
EXPLAIN ANY TALENTS OR INTERESTS OUTSIDE OF GOLF:
I like school and learning and I like to travel. I like to play other sports and I really like trucks too
DESCRIBE ANY OBSTACLES YOU’VE OVERCOME IN YOUR LIFE:
My grandpa died when I was 5 years old
HERO / ROLE MODEL(S):
WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
Always keep trying
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOUR GROW UP?
I am curious and like learning, I'm nice and I have a lot of energy