Catherine Qiu Ties for Fifth in Drive, Chip & Putt Championship

Catherine Qiu

Catherine Qiu, a junior golfer who plays, practices and takes instruction from Joe Lussier at Billy Casper Golf-managed 1757 Golf Club, tied for fifth in the national Drive, Chip & Putt Championship. 

A joint initiative founded in 2013 by the Masters Tournament, United States Golf Association and The PGA of America, the Drive, Chip & Putt Championship is a free, nationwide junior golf development competition aimed at growing the game by focusing on the three fundamental skills employed in golf. Girls and boys ages 7 - 15, advance through local, sub-regional and regional qualifying in order to earn a place in the National Finals, which are conducted at Augusta National Golf Club the Sunday before the Masters Tournament. 

Qiu, who lives in Great Falls, Va., competed in the Mid-Atlantic qualifier held at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club in September to advance to the national championship. 

Competing in the Girls 10 - 11 Category, Qiu tied for fifth in the national finals. Her longest drive was 179.5 yards, her chip aggregate was 18'3" and her putt aggregate was 8'3". 

Congratulations, Catherine!