Eighth grade student Nicole Adam will be competing in the national championship for Drive, Chip and Putt in the 12/13 age category at the Masters on Sunday. Tune into the Golf Channel at 8:30am Sunday morning to watch.
On Sunday, September 20th, O’Neal eighth grade student Nicole Adam won the Drive, Chip and Putt Regional Competition for her division (Girls 12-13) at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, M.D..
This achievement qualifies her as one of the 80 finalists to compete in the championship held at the Masters in Augusta, Ga. in April of 2016. Nicole will be the only female participant from North Carolina competing.
The Drive, Chip and Putt Championship is a free youth golf development program offered nationwide to girls and boys age 7-15. It is a joint effort by the USGA, the Masters and the PGA of America. There are ten regional qualifiers culminating with the championship at the Masters.
Nicole and her family have recently moved to the Sandhills from Lexington, Ohio. This is Nicole’s first year attending O’Neal. “Nicole is a determined student-athlete,” says O’Neal Athletic Director James Franklin. “Nicole’s success in the Drive, Chip and Putt contest is a testament to the hard work and endless hours she spends in all areas of her game. We have been impressed by her dedication, her success and also that she loves what she does. This is fun for Nicole and the combination of her disposition and dedication demonstrate why she’s capable of winning high-pressured contests like this. We are really excited for her and can’t wait to see her at Augusta in April.”