Drive Chip & Putt Regionals
Proving that third time’s a charm, Yana Wilson advanced to the finals of the 2019 Drive Chip & Putt competition in Augusta, Ga. She placed well in all 3 disciplines (drive, chip & putt) and was able to post a score of 136 to advance to the DCP National Finals. It was her third time in as many as years to reach DCP regional’s.
Last year I totally blew it! I was leading my regional with 1 more discipline to go, the drive. Its my favorite of the 3 skills. I hit my first ball out of bounds. The second ball I was able to get in the grid but my third just missed out of bounds as well. I am usually a straight ball hitter but I guess under pressure it got away from me. This year I worked on routine, routine, routine. This time I felt comfortable hitting my drives and all 3 of my balls made it into the grid for a total of 50 points. You really need all the points you can get. One bad shot can cost you a chance at the finals. I am so happy I made it through and get to go to the Masters! – Yana Wilson
Well done Yana! Enjoy the DCP finals at Augusta National!
About the Drive Chip and Putt
A joint initiative founded in 2013 by the Masters Tournament, United States Golf Association and The PGA of America, Drive, Chip and Putt 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, Drive, Chip and Putt 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.