Canada’s Savannah Grewal Wins Division At Drive, Chip & Putt Championship

Canada's Savannah Grewal Accepts The Trophy For Winning The Girls 14-15 Division At The Drive, Chip & Putt Championship At Augusta National From 2007 Masters Champion Zach Johnson (Photo: Augusta National Golf Club)

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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.

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 Sunday prior to the 2017 RBC Canadian Open. Learn more here.

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Later in the day Grewal posted some comments to her Instagram account.

She said, in part:

“Words can’t describe how grateful I am right now. Being able to win the #drivechipandputt on the 18th green at Augusta National is a dream come true. I was proud to represent Canada and become the first Canadian to ever win the #drivechipandputt competition. Thanks to everyone who has supported me and encouraged me throughout the years and everyone who helped make this possible. Congrats to all my fellow competitors for the great achievements.”