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Connor Holden wins Drive, Chip & Putt Finals at Augusta National

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.

Connor Holden poses with his trophy at Augusta National Golf Club. (Photo copyright Drive, Chip and Putt)

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.

All qualifiers are conducted by the PGA of America. For more information and all Finals results, visit