Eubanks Intermediate School fifth grader Emma Costa will soon experience a memory of a lifetime.
Costa qualified for the Drive, Chip and Putt National Championship and will visit Augusta National during Masters week. Costa won local and regional qualifiers to secure a spot in the finals. She is one of 88 finalists out of more than 17,000 golfers attempting to qualify. By reaching the finals, Costa won round-trip airfare, accommodations and four tickets to a Master’s practice round.
The event is similar to Punt, Pass and Kick – a national youth football competition. The Drive, Chip and Putt competition is a new program aimed at drawing more juniors to the sport and making it fun. The competition will be held Sunday, April 6. The Golf Channel will televise the event starting at 8 a.m. Costa will represent the North Texas Region.
Costa started playing golf at two years old and practices at Timarron Country Club. She hopes to one day play collegiate golf at Duke.