Like draining a hole-in-one, few ever earn such an opportunity to compete at Augusta. The 80 junior golfer qualifiers come from 27 U.S. states and four Canadian provinces. Last year, Pehl fell short at the regional at The Honors Course in Tennessee. Last fall, though, he came through at a regional at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin.
“Last year I came in third in the regional so this made me want it even more,” he said. “It was amazing to win at Whistling Straits this past September. I have one more year to compete and I will truly miss this competition as it has given me so many great memories.”
Pehl began playing golf regularly as soon as he could hold a club. He's loved the game ever since. He considers his dad, Alan, to be his biggest influence in pushing him to work on his game. He enjoys playing golf with his dad, other family members and friends.
Now he gets to play at Augusta, a bucket list destination for golfers all over the world both young and old.
“Ever since I saw my first Masters and the ‘Green Jacket’ it has always been a dream to go to Augusta. When Drive, Chip and Putt came along it has been my goal to end up in the finals and compete there,” Pehl said.“I still cannot believe that I am getting this opportunity.”