Inman's second year qualifying
Carson Inman, pictured teeing off No. 1 at Portage Golf Club, travels to Bismarck, N.D., Tuesday to compete in the Drive, Chip and Putt local qualifier. (file photo)
Going up against older competitors didn’t faze him in the slightest.
Local junior golfer Carson Inman punched a ticket to the sub-regional qualifier for the second time in as many years at the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship after he finished in third place at the boy’s 12-13 Flight at a local qualifying event held at Hawk Tree Golf Club in Bismarck, N.D., on Tuesday.
Inman has made the cut in back-to-back years now after finishing first at the local qualifier last year as an 11-year-old. This year, the youngster finished with a total of 96 points over the three categories – driving (25), chipping (35), and putting (36) – which proved to be enough to lock him into the third position in his age group, pushing him through to the sub-regional event to be held in August.
The 12-year-old, who is now in his fourth year of member status at the Portage Golf Club, is one of the top juniors in the city and continues to impress golfers wherever he plays. Participants who advance through local, sub-regional and regional qualifying in each age/gender category will earn a place in the National Finals, which are conducted at Augusta National Golf Club the Sunday before the Masters Tournament.
Inman is now ready for the Future Links Prairie Championship to be held at the Portage Golf Club Thursday to Sunday. He’ll be joined by fellow locals Clark Bolton and Owen Gillespie.