2022 Drive Chip & Putt

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The Sunday prior to the Masters Tournament is national finals of the Drive, Chip & Put competition, and in its short history it has become a must-watch tradition for golf fans. The 80 competitors range in age from 7 to 15, and all qualified by winning sub-regional and regional competitions.

Each competitor hits two drives (with the best one counting towards their ranking), two chips (with the cumulative distance from the hole counting towards their ranking), and two putts (on the 18th green of Augusta National Golf Club with the cumulative distance from the hole counting towards their ranking).  Each competitor is awarded points based on their rank in each discipline, 10 points for first, down to 1 point for 10th, and the one with the most points over the 3 events is the winner.

Division WinnerPoints (D-C-P)
Boys 7-9Hudson Knapp22 (7-6-9)
Girls 7-9Autumn Solesbee26 (7-10-9)
Boys 10-11Bentley Coon24.5 (10-9-5.5)
Girls 10-11Kylie Chung18 (5-3-10)
Boys 12-13Michael Jorski21 (3-8-10)*
Girls 12-13Jenna Kim26 (9-9-8)
Boys 14-15Jaden Dumdumaya29 (10-9-10)
Girls 14-15Mia Hammond28 (9-9-10)

* indicates playoff

Here is Jaden Dumdumaya clinching the win for the 14-15 year old boys:

There are lots of great stories among the competitors, girls 7-9 year old winner Autumn Solesbee being one of the best

https://twitter.com/DriveChipPutt/status/1510629178445602819

Michael Jorski came from way back, with some great putts, to win the boys 12-13 in a playoff.

https://twitter.com/GolfChannel/status/1510629540606918660

And girls 10-11 winner Kylie Chung, when asked how it feels to win “I feel like I’m (long pause) amazing!”

https://twitter.com/GolfChannel/status/1510635190196092930

https://twitter.com/DriveChipPutt/status/1510637981085978628

Ohio’s Emerson Roychoudhury had a great segment on her which featured her connection to a golfing legend.

 

https://twitter.com/GolfChannel/status/1510661151042027525

Ella Walsh and Mia Hammond both made both of their putts in the girls 14-15 division. Hammond won a putt-off.

https://twitter.com/NBCSports/status/1510663483263696904

https://twitter.com/DriveChipPutt/status/1510684764994482176

And here are the champions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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