4 Washington Juniors Qualify for National Drive/Chip/Putt
Four junior golfers from Washington state qualified for the 2017 Drive Chip & Putt Championship that will be held at Augusta National Golf Club next April. The following juniors qualified in their respective age division:
Girls 7-9: Mia Herendeen
Girls 12-13: Malia Schroeder
Boys 7-9: Jeff Seong
Boys 14-15: Jack McMullin
A joint initiative founded in 2013 by the Masters Tournament, United States Golf Association and The PGA of America, the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship is a free nationwide junior golf development competition aimed at growing the game by focusing on the three fundamental skills employed in golf. By tapping the creative and competitive spirit of girls and boys ages 7-15, the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship provides aspiring junior golfers an opportunity to play with their peers in qualifiers around the country. Participants who advance through local, sub-regional and regional qualifying in each age/gender category earn a place in the National Finals, which is conducted at Augusta National Golf Club the Sunday before the Masters Tournament and is broadcast live by Golf Channel.