Drive, Chip and Putt Regional Champions Earn Invitations to Augusta

October 04, 2013

Eighty-eight junior golfers have earned an invitation to Augusta National Golf Club to compete in the inaugural Drive, Chip and Putt Championship final.

The road to Augusta began with local qualifying, which was held at 110 sites during June and July. The top two scorers in eight different age/gender brackets from each local qualifier advanced to regional qualifying, which was conducted in 11 regions (Georgia, Illinois, Metropolitan NY/NJ, Middle Atlantic, New England, North Florida, Northern Texas, Pacific Northwest, Southern California, Southern Texas and Southwest) throughout the month of August.

The top finisher from each site in the same age/gender categories earned a place in the final, which will be played the Sunday prior to the start of the 2014 Masters Tournament and will be broadcast live on the Golf Channel.

The Drive, Chip and Putt Championship, a free nationwide junior skills competition open to boys and girls ages 7-15, is an initiative created by the Masters Tournament Foundation, United States Golf Association and PGA of America.