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IT’S BACK TO AGUSTA for 14 year old Martha Kuwahara of Northbrook.

D-C-P if your a junior golfer with some drive for competition, and a chance to make the national finals at the Augusta National Golf Club, you know what D-C-P stands for.

Drive, Chip and Putt.

Winners at the regional finals advance to Augusta National the Sunday before the Master Tournament. You will be on national TV, you have a chance to meet some of the greats of the game, past and present.

So for Martha Kurahara, it a return trip to August, because she qualified a year-ago, and competed in Augusta this April. But she finished 9th, due to nerves she says, and is ready to do better this times around.

From the boys side of the 14-15 year old’s, the winner is Alex Kim of Brookfield Wis., who plays out of Brown Deer Park GC.

The competition played out at the Medinah Country Club, and ended minutes before daylight faded for the day.

The other winners advancing to Augusta included.

Adalyn Lupton 9 years old, from Waunakee Wis., But Lupton had to win a playoff to advance, over 2021 Augusta qualifier Eloise Fetzer.

Emory Munoz 7, from Lockport IL. Emory plays his golf at Cog Hill. Sophia Miller 11, of Princeton Iowa, has two older sisters playing college golf at DePauw University in Indiana.

William Comiskey 11, of Hinsdale (Not related to members of the White Sox founding family). Comiskey made his run on the putting green and say Jack Nicklaus is his favorite player of all time. Because Nicklaus hits his irons so well and is great to his kids.

Anna Bell 11, of Popular Bluff Mo., says she is just proud to take her dad to Augusta National Golf Club, for all the help with her golf game he has given her.

Ben Patel 13, of North Aurora IL., is making the trip to August on his second attempt. Ben was looking forward to celebrating with his brother Luke. Because Luke who was also competing at Medinah, but finished 8th in his Boys 10-11 age group.

So Congratulations to all who made it to Medinah, and the 8 juniors advancing to Augusta next April.

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Rory spent over 8 years growing up working at Rob Roy Golf Club in Prospect Hts.IL, then two years at Chevy Chase in Wheeling. He has covered golf in Chicago since 1986. Rory was one of the initial members of WSCR all-sports radio Chicago and covered golf there for 5 seasons, before moving on to work for ESPN/Sportsticker and ESPN Radio. In addition to hosting Golfers on Golf Radio on WCPT AM820 Chicago, he writes for both the Chicago District (CDGA) Magazine, and formerly Chicagoland Golf. Rory has played over 525 courses in 39 states, and rates golf courses. He does golf course management and communications consulting, within the golf industry.