Drive, Chip and Putt Sub-Regional Tickets Punched

Drive, Chip and Putt Sub-Regional Tickets Punched

Posted on June 09, 2016
AREA YOUTH GOLFERS ADVANCE IN LOCAL QUALIFIERS TO THE DRIVE, CHIP and PUTT SUBREGIONAL ROUND

Top three golfers in each age/gender category from Monday’s competition at Colorado National Golf Club advance to subregional qualifying round for shot at Augusta National
 
 
ERIE, CO. – Taking their first step toward the National Finals, 22 area golfers today advanced to the subregional qualifying round of the 2017 Drive, Chip and Putt Championship. The top three finalists in each age/gender category at the Colorado National Golf club local qualifier will compete at one of 50 subregional qualifiers in the coming months.
Conducted in partnership between the Masters Tournament, the PGA of America and the United States Golf Association (USGA), the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship is a free nationwide youth golf development program open to boys and girls, ages 7-15, in four age categories.

Now in its fourth year, the initiative is open to golfers of all skill levels and experience and is centered around golf’s three fundamental skills (Drive, Chip and Putt). Top performers will advance through subregional and regional qualifiers in July/August and September, respectively. From these qualifiers, 80 finalists – 40 boys and 40 girls – will earn an invitation to the National Finals at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday, April 2, the eve of the 2017 Masters Tournament.

“Drive, Chip and Putt is for every kid, everywhere, and we are exceptionally proud of not only the young golfers who advanced today, but also of the countless more who competed,” said Billy Payne, Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament. “The sheer joy and love of the game we see in the faces of kids at each of these local qualifiers is the reason that, along with our partners, we developed this program, and we look forward to another fun year of competition.” 

The 10 female competitors advancing from the Colorado National Golf Club local qualifier were:  
  • Hadley Ashton, Erie, Colorado (ages 7-9)
  • Clara Jeon, Denver, Colorado (ages 7-9)
  • Brynn Rothstein, Longmont, Colorado (ages 7-9)
  • Mollie Todd, Golden, Colorado (ages 10-11)
  • Sydney Rothstein, Longmont, Colorado (ages 12-13)
  • Alexandra Thammavong, Thornton, Colorado (ages 12-13)
  • Alison Thammavong, Thornton, Colorado (ages 12-13)
  • Hailey Schalk, Erie, Colorado (ages 14-15)
  • Marie Jordaan, Cherry Hills Village, Colorado (ages 14-15)
  • Nicole Fatovic, Broomfield, Colorado (ages 14-15)
The 12 male competitors advancing from the Colorado National Golf Club local qualifier were: 
  • Johnathon Smith, Pagosa Springs, Colorado (ages 7-9)
  • Josiah Stranathan, Windsor, Colorado (ages 7-9)
  • Jayson Mitts, Longmont, Colorado (ages 7-9)
  • Will Balliet, Thornton, Colorado (ages 10-11)
  • Liam Wood, Boulder, Colorado (ages 10-11)
  • James Kahrhoff, Castle Rock, Colorado (ages 10-11)
  • Ben Harding, Longmont, Colorado (ages 12-13)
  • Christopher Gunlikson, Longmont, Colorado (ages 12-13)
  • Jake Chesler, Firestone, Colorado (ages 12-13)
  • John Stevens, Auburn, Alabama (ages 14-15)
  • Jacob Fatovic, Broomfield, Colorado (ages 14-15)
  • Walker Franklin, Broomfield, Colorado (ages 14-15)