Oakville Teen Wins Championship at Augusta National Golf Club
A young Oakville resident has much to be proud of after a recent golf victory on Sunday, April 7.
15 year old Nicole Gal was congratulated by Golf Canada for taking the Drive, Chip and Putt championship at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.
“Gal, 15, won the Girls’ 14-15 age division by a one-point margin, finishing with 23 points total to edge out the competition,” Golf Canada reports.
Gal got 9 out of a possible 10 points in the putting portion, as well as eight points in chipping and six in driving.
Leaderboard image via drivechipandputt.com
“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.”
In an interview posted to Golf Canada’s Twitter, Gal attributes her success to the putting stroke taught to her by her coach, as well as her lucky charm of painting her fingernails yellow for each game.
She was joined by four other Canadians on the grounds at Augusta: Vanessa Borovilos from Toronto, Carter Lavigne from Moncton, New Brunswick, Andy Mac from Candiac, Quebec, and Anna Huang from Vancouver, BC.
Congratulations to Gal for her impressive victory!
Cover photo via augusta.com
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