Canada’s Nicole Gal wins Drive, Chip and Putt division at Augusta

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Mike Weir & Nicole Gal (David Cannon/Getty Images)

AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Canadian streak at the Drive, Chip and Putt championship continues with a victory from Oakville, Ont., native Nicole Gal.

Gal, 15, won the Girls’ 14-15 age division by a one-point margin, finishing with 23 points total to edge out the competition. Gal collected the most points at the chipping portion, nabbing nine out of a possible 10 points, followed by eight at chipping and six at driving. Click here to view the full leaderboard.

This is the third Drive, Chip and Putt title for Canada—Vanessa Borovilos won her division in 2018 and Savannah Grewal captured Canada’s first title in 2017.

Gal was joined by four other Canadians on the grounds at Augusta:

Name: Vanessa Borovilos | Finished 6th with 16 points
Competition Category: Girls’ 12-13
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
Began playing golf: Age 12
Favourite golfers: Tiger Woods and Brooke Henderson  

Name: Carter Lavigne | Finished 10th with 4 points
Competition Category: Boys’ 7-9 (qualified at Winged Foot Golf Club)
Hometown: Moncton, New Brunswick
Began playing golf: Age 4
Favourite golfers: Jordan Spieth and Brooke Henderson  

Name: Andy Mac | Finished T5 with 17 points
Competition Category: Boys’ 10-11 (qualified at Winged Foot Golf Club)
Hometown: Candiac, Quebec
Began playing golf: Age 5
Favourite golfers: Jordan Spieth and Lydia Ko

Name: Anna Huang | Finished 3rd with 19 points
Competition Category: Girls’ 10-11 (qualified at Chambers Bay)
Hometown: Vancouver, British Columbia
Began playing golf: Age 4
Favourite golfer: Tiger Woods