16 players advance in Drive, Chip and Putt competition regionals

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – More than 90 young golfers across Kentucky successfully advanced through Drive, Chip & Putt Local Qualifying throughout June and July.

By virtue of doing so, they had earned the right to compete in Sunday’s Sub-Regional Qualifier at Persimmon Ridge Golf Club in Louisville.

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This step in the competition’s qualifying process is the second of three stages players must advance through in order to reach the National Finals held at Augusta National Golf Club prior to Masters week.

Sixteen players completed that step at Persimmon Ridge and will now be eligible to compete in the Regional Qualifier, which for Kentuckians will be held at Oakland Hills Country Club just outside of Detroit, Michigan. Oakland Hills has previously hosted six U.S. Opens, three PGA Championships and the 2004 Ryder Cup. The players who will be there to compete in the Regional Qualifier on October 16 finished top-two in their respective division on Sunday, and are as follows:

GIRLS 14-15
1) Kasey Cameron – 124
2) Grace Wang – 107

BOYS 14-15
1) Jacob Ayers – 163
2) Micah Koenecke – 133

GIRLS 12-13
1) Abigail Caine – 130
2) Baylee Clayton – 108

BOYS 12-13
1) Carson Long – 167
2) Paxton Carter – 122

GIRLS 10-11
1) Emerson Bowling – 113 (won scorecard playoff)
2) Carol Ann Mendenhall – 113

BOYS 10-11
1) Brady Faulkner – 120
2) Griffin Jackson – 117

GIRLS 7-9
1) Parker Haddix – 76
2) Lucy Borough – 74

BOYS 7-9
1) Matthew White – 98
2) Colby Youseffi – 91

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