Queens sisters compete in national golf competition
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Alexandra Phung and her sister Amelie of Forest Hills (Photo: Chris Trotman/Augusta National)
Alexandra Phung and her sister Amelie of Forest Hills (Photo: Chris Trotman/Augusta National)
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Alexandra Phung and her sister Amelie of Forest Hills too part in the Drive, Chip and Putt Finals, which took place on the Sunday before The Masters at Augusta National Golf Course in Georgia.

The event aired nationally on Golf Channel. The event was canceled in 2020 over COVID concerns.

The nationwide skills competition requires participants to advance through three rounds of qualifiers to make the final event. Top-three finishers in local qualifiers move on to subregional qualifiers and then to regional play.

The championship is broken down into boys and girls divisions and four age groups (7-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15) within each division.

Scoring is based on a 30-point system. Players receive up to 10 points each for the best drives, closest chips and nearest putts, with the highest composite score defining the overall winner in each age group.

Alexandra tied for third in the 7-9 age group, scoring a 20 overall. Amelie finished fifth in the 12-13 age group with an overall score of 17.5.

The event is sponsored by Youth on Course. Local qualifying takes place from May through July in all 50 states, while subregional qualifiers are played in July and August at around 60 sites.

Regionals happen in September and October at 10 locations. For rules and to register, go to drivechipandputt.com

Youth on Course helps young golfers by providing affordable access to play rounds at courses across North America. Membership saw a boom in 2020, growing by 56 percent with more than 150,000 members and eclipsing one million rounds played.

Kids ages 6-18 can play $5 or less rounds at more than 1,400 courses across the country, including Pinehurst, Pebble Beach and Bethpage.

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