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Four local juniors head to Augusta for the 2018 Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals



Eighty junior golfers representing 30 U.S. states and one Canadian province have earned an invitation to Augusta National Golf Club to compete in the fifth annual Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals,

Click here for a complete list of 2018 Drive, Chip and Putt National Finalists.

Among the golfers that qualified, four juniors from Washington have advanced to the 2018 Finals across four different age groups.

All photos courtesy 2018 Drive, Chip & Putt

Taighan Chea –  Bothell, Wash.

  • Age group: Male 7-9
  • Local qualifying site: Mount Si Golf Course
  • Subregional qualifying site: The Home Course
  • Regional qualifying site: The Olympic Club
  • Home course/club: Inglewood Golf Club

 

 

Zach Huang – Sammamish, Wash.

  • Age group: Male 10-11
  • Local qualifying site: Mount Si Golf Course
  • Subregional qualifying site: The Home Course
  • Regional qualifying site: The Olympic Club
  • Home course/club: The Golf Club at Redmond Ridge

 

Conrad Chisman – Stanwood, Wash.

  • Age group: Male 12-13
  • Local qualifying site: Lake Padden Golf Course
  • Subregional qualifying site: The Home Course
  • Regional qualifying site: The Olympic Club
  • Home course/club: Camaloch Golf Course

 

Kelsey Maralack (2014 National Finalist) – Snoqualmie, Wash.

  • Age group: Female 12-13
  • Local qualifying site: Mount Si Golf Course
  • Subregional qualifying site: The Home Course
  • Regional qualifying site: The Olympic Club
  • Home course/club: The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge

 

At the National Finals, one champion will be named from each age/gender division. Each finalist will be scored based on a 30-point system, offering the player with the longest drive 10 points, the player with the closest cumulative chips 10 points and the player with the nearest cumulative putts 10 points, in each separate skill. The highest total composite score will determine the winner.

For more information about the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship, visit www.drivechipandputt.com


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