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4th Grader Competes in National Drive, Chip and Putt Finals

One of only 10 students in his age group to advance from thousands of competitors.


A Pittsburgh fourth grader sure has drive. Literally.

Michael Quallich will be competing at the storied Augusta Golf Course in Georgia at the National Drive, Chip and Putt Finals on Sunday, April 7.

Challenging Mystic Rock Golf Course was no match for Michael, who finished second in his age group in his march to the National Drive, Pitch and Putt finals. Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

Michael's journey started last July when finished he second in the local round to advance to the subregional round. In the subregional at Mystic Rock Golf Course at Nemacolin Resort in Farmington, PA, he again finished second. This allowed him to advance to the regional event in Dublin, OH at Muirfield Village last September. There, Michael finished first in his age group to advance to the finals at Augusta National during Masters week. Michael is one of only 10 players in his age group who advanced to the finals from thousands of competitors.

Michael is a fourth grader at Whitehall Elementary in the Baldwin-Whitehall School District outside of Pittsburgh.

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