Ly Ties for Second at National Drive, Chip and Putt | Oregon Golf Association

Ly Ties for Second at National Drive, Chip and Putt

Kate Ly finished tied for second at the 2021 Drive, Chip & Putt Nationals Sunday, April 4 at Augusta National GC in Augusta, Ga. Her 20 total points finished 1.5 behind the champion, Elyse Meerdink.

In the drive portion of the competition, Ly posted 198.1 yards which earned her four points. She added seven points in the chip portion of the competition (cumulative 20'0"), and tallied nine points during the putting stage (cumulative 3'7"). 

2021 Event Information:

Ly represented the Northwest Region and is one of 10 finalists in the age 10-11 division. She was one of 80 junior golfers ages 7 to 15 who advanced through local qualifying events in 2019. The Drive, Chip & Putt Nationals was cancelled in 2020.

More on Drive, Chip & Putt:
A joint initiative founded in 2013 by the Masters Tournament, United States Golf Association and The PGA of America, Drive, Chip and Putt is a free nationwide junior golf development competition aimed at growing the game by focusing on the three fundamental skills employed in golf.

By tapping the creative and competitive spirit of girls and boys ages 7-15, Drive, Chip and Putt provides aspiring junior golfers an opportunity to play with their peers in qualifiers around the country. Participants who advance through local, sub-regional and regional qualifying in each age/gender category earn a place in the National Finals, which is conducted at Augusta National Golf Club the Sunday before the Masters Tournament and is broadcast live by Golf Channel.

Local qualifying is typically available in all 50 states. For more information, please visit the Rules and Regulations.


Participants compete in all three skills (Drive, Chip and Putt) and hit three shots per skill for a total of nine shots. Points are accumulated per shot at each skill. The overall champion in each division is determined by the participant with the most points accumulated between all three skills. For additional information on eligibility, scoring and more, please visit the Rules and Regulations page.

Published / Last Updated On: 
04/05/21