Cape Cod girl wins big at Masters Drive Chip and Putt Tournament

The Masters Tournament will be held later this week but this morning at Augusta National Golf Club, 80 young boys and girls from around the world got to compete in the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals

A 12-year-old Cape Cod girl won her competition and the hearts of everyone who was on hand.

Maya Palanza Gaudin lost her mother during her birth in a remote Ethiopian village. She was then adopted by Massachusetts couple Stephen and Cassandra Gaudin. Raised in Falmouth, Maya fell in love with golf and has even hit the links with Rory McIlroy.

Maya was one of several youngsters from Massachusetts competing in this prestigious national championship Sunday.

More than 10,000 kids, aged 7-13 from all over the world tried to qualify for this trip to Augusta. Maya was one of 80 who made it and won the 12-13-year-old girl’s division.

Aavar Lavu of Wellesley, MA placed 2nd in the boys 12-13 division.

Adam Silverman of Ashland, MA placed 10th in the boys’ 10-11 division.

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