2015 DCP Schedule & Results
2015 Drive Chip and Putt Schedule
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New England Drive Chip and Putt Competitors Advance through Bethpage to Augusta
Bethpage Green in Farmington, NY was the destination of the New England PGA Drive Chip and Putt 16 finalists to compete in the Drive Chip and Putt Regional finals Wednesday, August 27. The competitors tested their skills by hitting 3 Drives, 3 Chips and 3 Putts for a chance to compete at the National Final in Augusta on April 5, 2015. The Metropolitan Section PGA hosted the Regional Drive Chip and Putt Final and was one of just ten Sections in the country to have that opportunity. The venue was phenomenal and the Golf Channel was on hand to capture the coverage.
Headlining the 16 New England Drive Chip and Putt finalists were Connor Willett of Sandwich, MA and Alexandra Chicharro of Fall River, MA. The pair were part of 8 qualifiers from New England’s 2013 Regional to head to the National Drive Chip and Putt Final at Augusta National Golf Club in 2014. Rounding out the field for New England at the 2014 Drive Chip and Putt Regional: Emma Abramson (MA), Molly Smith (MA), Jennie Grogan (MA), Eleanor Parkerson (MA), Allison Paik (RI), Emily Nash (MA), Kristina Thimme (MA), John Hiller (MA), Noah LeClair (NH), Everett Mosher (VT), Joseph Lenane (MA), Nathan Hogan (NB), Andrew Giacchetto (MA), Carter Pearl (ME).
Competition was stiff at the Regional Final, but New England Drive Chip and Putt players held up to the test. At the end of the day New England had 4 Sub Regional Qualifiers advance through Regionals and to the Finals at Augusta National Golf Club.
Connor Willett of Sandwich, MA once again won the Boys 12-13 Division at the Regional Final and will get a second chance at a National Title in April of 2015 at Augusta National. Connor was close to the pack, but pulled away with an astounding 70 pts on the Putting Station, holing 2 of his 3 putting attempts with his 3rd finishing within 12 inches of the cup. Connor will be joined at Augusta this year by Joseph Lenane of Boston, MA who won the Boys 10-11 Overall Championship at Bethpage; Molly Smith of Tyngsboro, MA who won the Overall Championship for Girls 7-9 Division at Bethpage; John Hiller of Mattapoisett, MA who won the Overall Championship for Boys 7-9 at Bethpage.
The Drive Chip and Putt National Finals will be held on Sunday, April 5, 2015 and will be broadcast on the Golf Channel. We wish the best of luck to all of our New England Drive Chip and Putt Finalists advancing to Augusta and we thank the 1200 junior golfers who took part in the Drive Chip and Putt in New England this year!! We hope to see you and many more kids next season. Thank you to the Golf Channel, Met PGA Staff, and Drive Chip and Putt National Staff for a great event.