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Three STPGA Junior Golfers Earn Trips to Augusta National

September 17th, 2018

             For the second consecutive year, The Club at Carlton Woods - Nicklaus Course hosted the Drive, Chip & Putt Regional conducted by the Southern Texas PGA. Junior golfers from Arkansas, Arizona, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas arrived at the world-class facility on September 16 seeking to win and advancement to the Drive, Chip & Putt National Finals at Augusta National Golf Club on April 7, 2019.

            Competitors began their day on the Nicklaus course’s first tee at the Drive station hitting three drives before proceeding to the Chip and Putt stations. Three chips, each from fifteen yards away, and putts from six, fifteen, and thirty feet plus the three drives paved the way for eight junior golfers to fulfill the dream of a lifetime and make the trip to Augusta National a reality.

            Southern Texas Junior Golf Program members Treed Huang, Maye Huang, and Aadi Parmar won the Boys 14-15, Girls 10-11, and Boys 10-11 Divisions, respectively. Treed and Maye, who are siblings, will be making return trips to Augusta, as this will be Treed’s fourth time competing in the National Finals, and Maye’s second trip. Each will also be vying for their second career win at Augusta National, as Treed won the Boys 7-9 Championship in 2014, while Maye won the Girls 7-9 Championship in 2017. Aadi Parmar will take the trip down Magnolia Lane for the first time come next April, and looks to take advantage of his trip with another accolade in his Drive, Chip & Putt career.

            Congratulations to the Huangs and Parmar on their victories, as well as the rest of the Regional winners who will compete in the National Finals on the eve of the 2019 Masters Tournament:

                         Chase Hughes, Boys 7-9

      Ryder Cowan, Boys 12-13

         Sophia Giga, Girls 7-9

         Ava McGoey, Girls 12-13

         Ryan Ko, Girls 14-15

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