By Matt Smith
UAE resident Maya Palanza Gaudin has booked her place at the 2023 Masters thanks to her victory at the of the Drive Chip & Putt tournament, Girls 12-13 Division Northeast Regional Finals, at TPC Boston in Massachusetts.
Thanks to her impressive win, Gaudin will now compete in the US National Finals which will be played at Augusta National during Masters week (April 6-9).
The Abu Dhabi-based 12-year-old was one of the thousands of junior golfers who competed in the Drive Chip & Putt series across North America and is one of 40 girls and 40 boys to qualify for the Augusta National event.
Gaudin, who has lived in the UAE since she was a baby, is a member of the Emirates Golf Federation and regularly competes in junior golf competitions across the UAE and internationally. Earlier this year, she won first place in the US Kids European Championship played in Scotland with 72, 74, 74 four-over winning score. Maya also won the 2021 Woman’s Club Championship at Yas Links Abu Dhabi.
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