Owasso’s Stoller takes fourth in Drive, Chip & Putt championship

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Owasso’s Ben Stoller spent his Easter Sunday at Augusta National Golf Course in Augusta, Georgia, where the 11-year-old finished fourth in the 10-to 11-year-old age group of the national Drive, Chip & Putt championship.

Stoller, an 11-year-old who attends Stone Canyon Elementary, scored 19 points while the winner, Jake Peacock from Alpharetta, Georgia, won with 26 points.

"Pretty amazing day," Ben’s dad Shaun said Sunday by telephone. "Pretty amazing golf course."

The competition consists of a drive, a putt and a chip. A player hits two drives on a 40-yard wide fairway and the longest of the two is scored. A player hits two putts: one from roughly 30 feet and another from about 15 feet, Shaun said.

The green the competitors used is the No. 18 green of Augusta National, the same green the pros will use when the Masters starts this week.

For chipping, the players hit two chips from about 15 feet. Ben almost holed out one of his chips. His best finish was putting where he placed third out of 10 competitors in his age group.

Read the full story on the Tulsa World site here.

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