Northwest juniors qualify for Drive, Chip and Putt finals

Updated: December 1, 2021

Four young golfers from the Northwest earned invitations to compete in the eighth annual Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals, to be played at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday, April 3, 2022, prior to the start of the Masters Tournament.

The four Northwest players to advance are Kaylie Bae of Happy Valley, Ore. (Girls 7-9 division), Chloe Singpraseuth of Meridian, Idaho (Girls 14-15 division), Carter Macy of Meridian, Idaho (Boys 7-9 division), and Owen Greenough of Bend, Ore. (Boys 12-13 division). All four players competed at the regional qualifier held at Pebble Beach Golf Club.

This was the third and final stage leading to the 2022 National Finals at Augusta National Golf Club. In all, 80 junior golfers representing 30 U.S. states will be competing in the Finals.

Carter Macy had an eighth birthday he’ll never forget. He earned his invitation to the National Finals after edging out the second-place finisher by one point.

Kaylie Bae also became a National Finalist for the first time. Although she picked up the game just 18 months ago, she won the Girls 7-9 division by a 20-point margin and aspires to play golf professionally one day.

Chloe Singpraseuth won her division by eight points over her nearest competitor, while Owen Greenough also won his division by eight points.

Local qualifying for the eighth season of Drive, Chip and Putt began in May 2021 and was held at hundreds of sites across the country this summer. The top three scorers per venue, in each of the four age categories in separate boys and girls divisions, advanced to subregional qualifiers in July and August. The top two juniors in each age/gender division then competed at the regional level in September and October.