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West Orange Teen Golfer Places Sixth in Drive, Chip, and Putt Competition at Augusta National Golf Course

WEST ORANGE, NJ - West Orange High School sophomore golfer Samantha Galantini placed sixth in the Girls 14-15 year old division in the Drive, Pitch, and Putt Competition held on April 4 at Augusta National Golf Course. 

The competition, canceled last year due to the pandemic, is held prior to the Master's to promote a love of golf amongst youth and bring together top players aged 7-15 from across the country. 

After seven years of trying, Galantini got into the competition was glad to have the opportunity. 

"Going into it, I was like, if I get first or last place, I don’t really care because I already won getting there and just doing the competition. I was trying my best in each category and I was just like, ‘whatever happens, happens,’” she told New Jersey 12 News. 

“It just makes me feel amazing for the opportunity I had and that Drive, Chip and Putt provided this opportunity for kids like me to be able to get all the way to Augusta,” she concluded.
See the NJ News 12 video here.
Samantha Galantini
Cynthia Cumming
April 21, 2021