WYOMING DRIVE, CHIP & PUTT LOCAL QUALIFIER CROWNS ITS CHAMPIONS FOR 2019
Wyoming’s Drive, Chip & Putt local qualifying event was held on June 23, 2019, at The Powder Horn in Sheridan, Wyoming. 54 young people registered for the event which included boys and girls ages 7-15, who competed in separate divisions in four age categories. The Drive, Chip and Putt Championship will provide playing opportunities throughout all 50 states during the months of May, June, July and August. Top performers at the local level will advance through sub-regional and regional qualifiers in July, August and September. The top 80 performers – 40 boys and 40 girls – will earn an invitation to the National Finals at Augusta National on Sunday, April 5, the eve of the 2020 Masters.
All of the following players earned their way to play in the sub-regional qualifier being held at The Highlands Golf Course in Post Falls, Idaho, on August 9th:
Girls ages 7 to 9: Allie Keil, Buffalo, WY, Olivia Bracke, Cody, WY and Kendall Gardner, Sheridan Wyoming
Boys ages 7 to 9: Dawson Beach, Sheridan, WY; Marshall Rose, Worland, WY and Zaide Bears, Hulett, WY
Girls ages 10 and 11: Lilly Thomas, Sheridan, WY; Sydney Laird, Sheridan, WY and Isabelle LaBounty, Sheridan, WY
Boys ages 10 and 11: Colin Jensen, Billings, MT; Ace Keil, Buffalo, WY; and Andrew Wagner, Sheridan, WY
Girls ages 12 and 13: Camryn Wagner, Sheridan, WY; Madalyn McCollam, Byron, WY; and Clara Murray; Sheridan, WY
Boys ages 12 and 13: Caleb Fornshell, Billings, MT; Jaxson Pszanka, Rapid City, SD; and Payton O’Neil; Billings, MT;
Girls ages 14 and 15: Cloe Schmoker, Belle Fourche, SD; and Izzy Laird, Sheridan, WY
Boys ages 14 and 15: Peyton Wasson, Gillette, WY; Gage Grevious, Billings, MT; and Brock Owings, Sheridan, WY
Players earn points hitting three drives, three chips and three putts. The cumulative total of those nine shots determines their total score for the competition. This local qualifier produced three qualifiers from each of the eight divisions.
The Rocky Mountain Section PGA thanks The Powder Horn and host PGA Professional Tucker Coumbe in addition to all the volunteers from the club that made the event possible. Thank you as well to Augusta National, the USGA, and the PGA of America for this unique junior golf initiative.