Taighan Chea Wins Boys 7-9 Title in Drive, Chip & Putt Finals at Augusta

Taighan Chea Wins Boys 7-9 Title in Drive, Chip & Putt Finals at Augusta

An article was released on the Drive, Chip & Putt website highlighting Taighan and his achievement! See excerpts below.


Taighan Chea of Bothell, Wash., is a wisp of a player at 9, and stood over one final 15-footer on Augusta’s ultra-slick 18th green with an inkling that he probably needed to make the putt to overtake talented left-hander Miles Russell in the Boys 7-9 Finals. Chea had studied the competitors before him and knew the putt broke ever so gently to the left. Everything about the putt felt right, and then ... his ball vanished into the cup, and he pumped his fist as a few hundred Sunday patrons roared with approval, much like thousands will next Sunday for the champion of the 82nd Masters Tournament.

Asked his words to describe his moment, Chea said, “It felt like I won the Masters. It’s the best feeling ever.”

Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson once again was on site to present trophies to a division, handing off a first-place trophy to Im, the Girls 12-13 champion. Watson’s son, Caleb, is 6; at home earlier this week, Caleb watched replays of last year’s DCP and had a question for his dad: If I do qualify, can you caddie?

Watson was watching as Chea made his 15-foot putt to win the Boys 7-9 group. As a two-time winner at Augusta, he can relate to the memory that was created.

“He made the last putt – how special is that?” Watson asked. “Twenty years, thirty years from now, rest of his life, he’s going to be able to tell everybody he made the putt, no matter if he plays professional golf or becomes president of the United States.” 


Read the full article here: https://www.drivechipandputt.com/article/chea-schuster-highlight-2018-national-champions.


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