2018 Drive, Chip & Putt Championship Qualifiers: Boys 7-9
1 of 9
NAME: Brady Barnum
CITY: Dublin, Ohio
ABOUT BRADY: After watching his friend Ethan Ritter compete in last year’s National Finals, he said “it inspired me even more and made me practice and believe that I too could win and compete at Augusta.”
WOULD SERVE AT CHAMPIONS DINNER: Seared ahi tuna, salad with lots of bacon, cheese pizza and “a world-class milkshake”
2 of 9
NAME: Aidan Antony
ABOUT AIDAN: He does not have any superstitions on the course, but his mother wore the same clothes during the qualifying events to bring him luck.
WOULD SERVE AT CHAMPIONS DINNER: Hot dogs, root beer, and banana split ice cream
3 of 9
NAME: Taighan Chea
CITY: Bothell, Wash.
ABOUT TAIGHAN: When he prepares for a tournament, he always has steak the night before and he listens to either Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” or Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger” before warming up.
WOULD SERVE AT CHAMPIONS DINNER: Steak, lobster and sushi
4 of 9
NAME: Thaxton Cheyne
CITY: Canton, Ga.
ABOUT THAXTON: “My parents painted my nursery as the 12th hole at Augusta National,” he said. “It’s hard not to be interested about the first thing you see every morning of your life.”
WOULD SERVE AT CHAMPIONS DINNER: His mom’s steak nachos
5 of 9
NAME: Michael Jorski
CITY: Leawood, Kan.
ABOUT MICHAEL: Won his age division in last year’s Oklahoma State Invitational by shooting a second day 33 to force a playoff.
WOULD SERVE AT CHAMPIONS DINNER: Grilled cheese sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken salad, ice cream, and cake
6 of 9
NAME: Cole Kim
CITY: La Crescenta, Calif.
ABOUT COLE: His dream foursome would include Jordan Spieth, Steph Curry and Aaron Rodgers.
WOULD SERVE AT CHAMPIONS DINNER: Korean barbecue
7 of 9
NAME: Miles Russell
CITY: Jacksonville Beach, Fla.
ABOUT MILES: If he has a bad hole on the course, he said “I put my ball in ‘time-out’ and hope to get a better ball out of my bag.”
WOULD SERVE AT CHAMPIONS DINNER: Steak, baked potatoes, macaroni & cheese and sweet tea
8 of 9
NAME: Dylan Knox
ABOUT DYLAN: Practices at the same club as Bryson DeChambeau and Danny Lee, and DeChambeau invited Dylan to walk inside the ropes with him during last year’s Byron Nelson tournament.
WOULD SERVE AT CHAMPIONS DINNER: Cheeseburgers, chicken nachos and pizza
9 of 9
NAME: Luke Parsons
CITY: Salley, S.C.
ABOUT LUKE: He won his age division in the 2015 U.S. Kids Golf World Championships in Pinehurst, N.C., and the 2017 Junior World Championships in San Diego
WOULD SERVE AT CHAMPIONS DINNER: Noodles, lima beans, medium rare filet mignon, chocolate ice cream, jello and Diet Coke