Claira Frizzell chasing her dream to compete at Augusta
On July 5th, Claira travelled to compete in a local qualifier for the National Drive, Chip and Putt competition at Gull Lake View Resort in Augusta, Michigan. She competed in the girls 7-9 division and won the local qualifier with a total of 74 points.
By tapping into the creative and competitive spirit of girls and boys ages 7-15, Drive, Chip and Putt provides aspiring junior golfers an opportunity to play with their peers in qualifiers around the country. Participants who advance through local, sub-regional and regional qualifying in each age/gender category earn a place in the National Finals, that is conducted at Augusta National Golf Club the Sunday before the Masters Tournament and is broadcast live on the Golf Channel.
All championship scoring is based on a 25-point-per-shot basis, with each participant taking three shots per skill. Each participant accumulates points per shot in all three skills (maximum of 75 points per skill = 25 points per shot x 3). The overall champion in each age category is won by the participant with the most points accumulated among all three skills (maximum of 225 points = 75 points per skill x 3).