AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – 80 golfers, ages 7 to 15, from across the United States competed in the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals Sunday at Augusta National Golf Club.
30 states were represented, with Georgia and California tied for most players with seven each, including three from the Augusta area.
The boys and girls were divided into four age groups: 7-9, 10-11, 12-13 and 14-15. Each hit two drives and two chips at the Tournament Practice Area before moving to the famed No. 18 green at Augusta National to attempt putts from 15 and 30 feet. The cumulative distance from their longest drive and distance from the hole on their closest chip and putt determined their overall score.
Hamilton Coleman, from Evans Middle School, finished fourth in the Boys 12-13 age group after winning the drive portion of the competition with a drive of 232.6 yards. Lyla Hawker, who already made history as the first to ever make the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals from the First Tee of Augusta, finished 10th in the Girls 7-9 age group. Zane Madison, from Martinez, finished seventh in the Boys 7-9 age group.
For final results and more event information, click here.