Oregon junior golfer wins Drive, Chip and Putt

Updated: April 30, 2024

    Connor Holden of Canby, Ore. won the Finals of the Drive, Chip and Putt for the Boys 14-15 age division. The Finals were held at Sunday, Aug. 7, at Augusta National Golf Club, prior to the start of this week’s Masters Tournament.

    To get to the Finals at Augusta National, Holden, who won four Oregon Junior Golf titles last summer, won the Boys 14-15 division qualifier held at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash.

    The other Northwest juniors to make it to the Finals were Niuniu Zhao of Woodinville, Wash. and Max Soterakopoulos of Everett, Wash.

    Conducted in partnership with the USGA, the Masters Tournament and the PGA of America, Drive, Chip and Putt is a free, nationwide youth golf development program open to boys and girls, ages 7-15, in four age divisions. The three-pronged competition tests the skills essential to playing the game – accuracy in driving, chipping and putting.