KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
April 9, 2019
By Addie Davis
Katy siblings, Treed and Maye Huang, competed in the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals on Sunday April 7 at the Augusta National Golf Club, home course of the legendary Masters Tournament.
Young golfers Treed and Maye Huang. Photo from Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals.
Treed, 14, won the chip category and claimed the 14-15 age group title for his second win in the finals. He finished with a final score of 26 out of 30.
Huangs Make Repeat Appearances
“I definitely felt great going out there, playing for my fourth time,” Treed says, “I try and keep the pressure down. On the putting, I knew I couldn’t run it by, I just focused on every shot and did pretty good there.”
In 2014, Treed’s first year at the finals, he won the Boys 7-9 division. He followed that with a tie for fourth in the Boys 12-13 group in 2017 and a runner-up finish last year in Boys 12-13.
Just like her big brother, 11-year-old Maye is a past national champion. She won her first national finals at age nine in 2017. Maye is now a two-time national finalist.
Brother and Sister Bond
"I'm extremely proud of (Maye) and I am really excited to see what she can do in the future," said Treed in an interview with NBC Golf Channel.
Likewise, Maye says her brother is a role model to her and she hopes to play just as well as him one day.
The Huang siblings have each been playing golf since they were three years old. Now, they attend Beckendorff Junior High - Maye is in 6th grade and Treed is an eighth grader. To build up their golf skills, the two practice together daily at the Meadowbrook Farms Golf Club in Katy.
“I think we improve each other’s games by competing a lot together,” says Treed.
The Huangs were the only siblings to compete in this year’s National Finals.
Long Road to the Masters
To earn a spot in the finals, participants must advance through local, sub-regional and regional tournaments. Boys and girls ages, 7-15, come from all over the United States and Canada to compete on the same golf course that the pros do.
Participants compete in four age divisions for national championships, accumulating points in three skills: driving distance, and proximity for chipping and putting. The highest total composite score determines the winner.
The DCP National Finals is a joint initiative founded in 2013 by the Masters Tournament, United States Golf Association and The PGA of America.
Learn more about the DCP National Finals and the 2019 winners here.