South Middle School Eighth Grade Golfer Competing at the National Level
South Middle School eighth grader Brooke Boardman will be competing at the second annual Drive, Chip and Putt Championship National Finals (DCPCNF) for the first time! Eighty junior golfers from across the United States and Canada will compete at Augusta National Golf Club on April 5.
DCPCNF is a joint initiative by the Masters Tournament, the United States Golf Association and the PGA of America that focuses on the three fundamental golf skills for kids ages 7-15.
In order to get to DCPCNF, players began with local qualifying in May, June and July at more than 250 locations around the country. The top three scorers at each site, in each of four categories in separate boys and girls divisions, went on to 49 sub-regional qualifiers in August. Two juniors in each age and gender division competed at the regional level through September. The top finisher from each regional venue’s age/gender divisions earned a place in the National Finals.
Boardman, an Iowa PGA Junior Tour participant, took medalist honors in the Girls 12-13 Division at Tiffany Greens Golf Club in Kansas City and won the Iowa PGA Golf Skills Challenge in the same age division earlier this year. Boardman has played golf for eight years and practices at Sugar Creek Golf Course.
“Lots of people have been congratulating me! I am excited and really want to win,” Boardman stated. Competing against the best junior golfers in the country at a national competition prior to the start of the Masters Tournament is a truly amazing opportunity that does not come to very many kids. Good luck, Brooke!
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