Junior Golf Association of Arizona (JGAA) member and Scottsdale resident, Mason Quagliata, earned top honors in the Boys 14-15 age group at the 2017 Drive, Chip and Putt national championships held during Masters week at Augusta National Golf Club. To secure the victory, Quagliata carded a 270.2 yard drive (3rd
best in the field), an 11’1” chip aggregate (2nd
best in the field) and a 5’10” putt aggregate (5th
best in the field).
“Playing in front of a big crowd for the first time was incredible,” said Quagliata. “I had to take deep breaths and play quickly to keep from thinking about it too much. My dad, as well as my coach, John Kostis, gave me tremendous support and I can’t thank them enough.”
Quagliata advanced through the local qualifying in June at The Phoenician Golf Club, a sub-regional qualifying at Grayhawk Golf Club
in May and a regional qualifying at Riviera Country Club in October to become one of 20 finalists in the Boys 14-15 age group.
To view Quagliata’s Q & A bio visit Drive Chip Putt Bio. To view Quagliata’s post-event interview on Golf Channel visit Post-Event Interview.
Check out Mason’s CBS 5 interview with Joe Pequeno after his big win.
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Posted by Joe Pequeno CBS 5 Sports on Friday, April 7, 2017