Inlet Beach’s Remy and Millie Graham were the first brother and sister duo to each advance to the Sub Regional Drive Chip & Putt competition, representing the State of Florida. The competition is a series of golf challenges that ultimately leads to the championship, played at the revered Augusta National. The championship competition, created by the Masters Tournament Foundation, the United States Golf Association (USGA) and The PGA of America, is nationally televised immediately before the Masters.
Remy, age 11 and a student at Emerald Coast Middle School, and Millie, age 8 and a student at Bay Elementary, compete against the top ranked golfers in the world in their age groups. Remy placed first in the local qualifier in Tallahassee and goes on to compete against competitors such as 10-year-old Allan Kournikova, brother of tennis’ Anna Kournikova. Kournikova is a three-time World Champion and three-time European champion, last winning the European championship by 23 strokes. Millie also plays against world-ranked athletes in her division. Nine-year-old Girls’ World Champion, Alexa Pano, is also in contention.