Canadian Savannah Grewal can now say she’s one of few juniors to walk away a champion from Augusta National.
The Mississauga, Ont. native rose to the occasion on Sunday under the spotlight of Golf Channel’s live broadcast to capture the Girls 14-15 division at the Drive, Chip & Putt Championship. With the grandstands looking on, Grewal overcame the pressure-packed situation to strike a putt inside five feet, the range needed to secure the one-point victory.
The aspiring LPGA professional plays out of Piper’s Heath Golf Club to a 1.0 Handicap. Her 2016 season included four top-10 finishes at American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) events. She also competed in the 2015 Canadian Women’s Tour professional event in Ontario.
Grewal punched her ticket to the big event by first advancing through local and sub-regional qualifiers at Fox Valley Country Club in Lancaster, N.Y., before winning the regional qualifier at Baltusrol Golf Club.
High fives all around for Savannah Grewal, winner of the Girls 14-15 Division! ? pic.twitter.com/5uClosw6Bo
— Drive, Chip & Putt (@DriveChipPutt) April 2, 2017
Fellow Canadians Carlee Meilleur (Landsdowne, Ont.) and Mia Wong (Markham, Ont.) also competed in the fourth annual championship amongst the 80 other qualifiers (40 male, 40 female).
Meilleur, competing in the Girls 7-9 division, finished T5 with a total score of 17. Wong ended in ninth place with nine total points in the Girls 10-11 division.
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The Canadian equivalent—Future Links, driven by Acura Junior Skills Challenge National Event— will be contested on July 22 at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont., the Saturday prior to the 2017 RBC Canadian Open. Learn more here.