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Special to The Sun
AMARILLO — Carter Ouellette of Wellington competed in the Drive, Chip and Putt qualifier held July 24 at Ross Rogers Golf Course in Amarillo.
The field consisted of 21 junior golfers aged 12-13 from around the Panhandle. Of the 21 competitors, Ouellette placed second in the putting competition and second in overall scoring.
Overall, three competitors in the 12-13 age group advanced to the Sub Regional Qualifier set for Saturday, Aug. 7 at Hackberry Creek Country Club in Irving.
A joint initiative founded in 2013 by the Masters Tournament, U.S. 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.
Drive, Chip and Putt is open to boys and girls ages seven-15. Boys and girls compete in separate divisions in four age categories: seven-nine years old; 10-11 years old; 12-13 years old and 14-15 years old. Drive, Chip and Putt participants compete in three skills (drive, chip and putt) and hit three shots per skill for a total of nine shots.
Points are accumulated per shot at each skill. Qualifiers are determined by the participants with the most points accumulated between all three skills. The finals for the competition are held each year at the Masters, a PGA tour major event, held in Augusta, Ga.