Mississauga teen golfer Savannah Grewal takes top spot at Augusta National
Grewal crowned champion in Girls 14-15 category with narrow victory over Florida hopeful Mimi Chen
Mississauga Ont. native Savannah Grewal edged out the competition in her category at the Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday, winning by one point.
Grewal, who was one of three Canadians competing for a coveted junior golfing title, was crowned champion in the Girls 14-15 age group in the fourth annual Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals in Augusta, Ga.
"Her strong drive of 248.5 yards put her in first place after the drive competition and she came in second place in the chipping competition," the tournament organizer said in a press release.
Grewal went into the putting competition knowing that she had to get the ball within five feet of the cup to secure her victory.
"I hit the last putt a little too hard," Grewal said in the release. "I knew I had to get it within five feet so when I looked over to the board and saw it was four feet 10 inches, I was so relieved and so happy."
Had an incredible experience today at Augusta. So grateful for everyone who helped make this possible and everyone who's supported me❤ <a href="https://t.co/ZH6HKeR9MA">pic.twitter.com/ZH6HKeR9MA</a>—@SavannahGrewal
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Grewal took the top spot by a slim margin, beating out Florida hopeful Mimi Chen.
Two other Ontario golfers also earned a spot in the competition, which was established as a golf-development initiative for young people aged 7-15 in the United States.
Carlee Meilleur of Landsdowne, Ont. tied for fifth place in the Girls 7-9 category. Mia Wong, of Markham, placed 9th in the Girls 10-11 age group.
The two were among 80 players who had the chance to compete at the prestigious club.
"I feel privileged," Wong told CBC Toronto ahead of the competition. "Not a lot of girls get to go there and get to do the same things I get to do. It's pretty amazing."