March 29, 2017

Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals

Five Florida Junior Tour players will be competing in the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals at Augusta National this Sunday, April 2.

About the Drive, Chip and Putt

The National Finals of the Drive, Chip and Putt will take place at Augusta National on Sunday, April 2nd. Coverage will air on the Golf Channel at 8:00 AM ET. 

Age Divisions

Players are broken into four separate age divisions by gender as follows:

  • 7 - 9 Age Division
  • 10 - 11 Age Division
  • 12 - 13 Age Division
  • 14 - 15 Age Division

There are 10 players in each girls and boys age division bracket.

Click here to view all of the 2017 Finalists.

Format

Players will be scored by their performance in the following skill areas:

  • Drive - Each player will hit two tee shots. The longer of the two tee shots which has landed inside the boundary lines will be the ball selected to count. The player with the longest drive will receive 10 points in their respective age division. The player with the second longest drive will receive 9 points, and so on, all the way down to the shortest driver of the ball receiving 1 point.

  • Chip - Each player will hit two chip shots. After each chip shot has come to rest, the distance to the hole remaining will be measured. The distance from the hole from the first chip and second chip are combined to give the player their cumulative distance to the hole. The player in each age division with the closest cumulative distance to the hole will receive 10 points. The player with the second-closest cumulative distance will receive 9 points, and so on, all the way down to the last player receiving 1 point.

  • Putt - Each player will attempt two total putts on the 18th green. One putt will be from approximately 15 feet and the other putt will be from approximately 30 feet. After each putt has come to rest, the distance to the hole remaining will be measured. The distance from the hole from the first putt and second putt are combined to give the player their cumulative distance to the hole. The player in each age division with the closest cumulative distance to the hole will receive 10 points. The player with the second-closest cumulative distance will receive 9 points, and so on, all the way down to the last player receiving 1 point. 

FJT Players Competing 


Alexa Pano - Lake Worth, FL
12 - 13 Age Division

Accolades

  • 2016 Junior Player of the Year
  • Drive, Chip and Putt 2016 Champion - 10-11 Age Division
  • Runner-Up in 2016 Girls' Junior Amateur
  • Finalist in 2016 Girls' Junior Amateur Match Play
  • 5 Florida Junior Tour Victories in 2016
  • 1 Florida Junior Tour Victory in 2015
  • Qualified for 2016 U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball
  • Qualified for 2016 U.S. Women's Amateur at Rolling Green Golf Club
  • 2016 AJGA Philadelphia Junior Champion (Second youngest to win AJGA event ever)

For Alexa's tournament results please click here.


Mimi Chen - Longwood, FL
14 - 15 Age Division

Accolades

  • 1 Florida Junior Tour Victory in 2017
  • 3 Florida Junior Tour Victories in 2015
  • Winner of the 2015 FJT Tour Championship 
  • Qualified for 2016 U.S. Women's Amateur
  • Qualified for 2015 U.S. Girls' Junior Championship

For Mimi's tournament results please click here.


Aidan Kramer - Oviedo, FL
14 - 15 Age Division

Accolades

  • 3 Top 5 finishes in Florida Junior Tour events
  • Round of 16 - Junior Match Play Championship
  • T34 in Boys' Junior Amateur Championship

For Aidan's tournament results please click here. 


Norah Catlin - Zephyrhills, FL
12 - 13 Age Division

Accolades

  • Finished 18th in the 2016 Girls' Junior Amateur Championship

For Norah's tournament results please click here.


Sam Kodak - Naples, FL
12 - 13 Age Division

Accolades

  • 2014 Drive, Chip and Putt Finalist at Augusta National

For Sam's tournament results please click here.


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