Competitors fulfill every golfers dream of competing at the Augusta National Golf Club

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Three Ohio junior golfers got to compete on the grand scale on Easter morning, competing in the fifth annual National Drive, Chip and Putt competition at the beautiful Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Jami Morris of Cleveland competed in the girl’s 14-15 year old competition, while central Ohio’s Jackson Harris (Powell, OH.) and Brady Barnum (Dublin, OH.) competed in the boy’s 10-11 and 7-9 competitions respectively. 

Morris took third place overall in the girl’s 14-15 age group. Her 220.8 yard drive earned her first place and ten points in the group. She stayed at the top of the leaderboard with  a third place finish in the chipping contest with chips on 2’4″ and 10’6″ for an aggregate total of 12’10” earning eight points. Unfortunately, her seventh place finish in putting would drop her into third place with putts that finished 3’8″ and 4’7″ from the cup for an aggregate 8’3″ total length from the cup that only earned her four points, giving her a total of 22 points and the third place finish.

Harris would finish the boy’s 10-11 competition with an overall finish of sixth place with 13 points. Harris would hit a drive of 198.9 yards which was good for seventh place overall in the category. His chips finished 10′ and 4’3″ from the cup for an aggregate total of 14’3″ gaining him 6th in the category and five points. His putts ended up 4’1″ and 3’4″ from the cup for an aggregate total of 7’5″ from the cup, good for a seventh place finish and and four points. 

Barnum started strong bombing a 180.9 yard drive to finish with nine points and a second place finish in the 7-9 year old boy’s driving competition. His first chip got away from him ending up 14’4″ away from the hole, but he responded strongly with second chip landing just 3’6″ from the cup for an aggregate total of 7’5″ feet from the hole which earned him five points and sixth place in the category. His two putts ended up 7’2″ and 2’8″ from the cup for an aggregate total of 9’10” from the cup and a five points finish for sixth. His 19 points total was good for an overall fifth place finish. 

OGN wants to congratulate all three competitors for representing the upper Midwest region and the state of Ohio at the Drive, Chip and Putt Competition for 2018. Every golfer in the state had to be envious of their opportunity and accomplishments. 

Read here to see the final results of the 2018 National Drive, Chip and Putt Competition. 

(Picture – Third place finisher Jami Morris of Cleveland, Ohio)

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