Middleton's Shroyer competing at Augusta

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Rob Reischel
Mitchell Shroeyer, a fourth grader at Northside Elementary in Middleton, will compete in the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals in Augusta, Ga., on Sunday./Photo submitted

Middleton’s Mitchell Shroyer, a fourth grader at Northside Elementary, will participate in the 2021 Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals on Sunday.

The event will take place at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., and will kickoff Master’s Week.

Golf Channel will broadcast the event live across North and South America.

Shroyer advanced to the National Finals after nationwide qualifying featuring hundreds of events and tens of thousands of participants across the country.

Shroyer, 10, plays out of Bishop’s Bay.

"Mitchell is very determined and wants to win more than anyone so that will be something we talk about on harnessing in a positive way,” said John Shipshock, the head professional at Bishop’s Bay and Shroyer’s personal coach. "His ability to be comfortable in the moment and let his skills take over will be the key."

Before competing at Augusta, Shroyer took time to answer a few questions:

Q: Have you been to The Masters before? 

A: No my Dad (Billy) was going to take me when I got older, now I am taking him!


Q: Was this your first time trying to qualify for DCP?

A: No I tried in 2018 and didn"t make it out of the qualifier.


Q: What are you looking forward to most about your journey to Augusta National?

A: I am most looking forward to getting to play on Augusta National!

Q: What professional golfer(s) would you like to meet? 

A: Justin Thomas and Dustin Johnson


Q: Do you have any good luck charms that you will have with you at DCP? 

A: My clubs are my good luck charm!


Q: What is your favorite aspect of the sport? 

A: I like golf because it allows you to spend a lot of time outside! It is a sport that requires me to depend on myself as I'm the only one accountable.


Q: What has been the biggest improvement in the last year as you had one full year to prep for the DCP? 

A: My driving distance has improved over the last year.


Q: How often do you practice? 

A: Every day

Q: What attribute will be most important as you participate in the DCP? 

A: Keeping calm and blocking out all the cameras.


Q: Any tips for kids interested in participating in or qualifying for the DCP National Finals? 

A: Practice, practice and more practice.

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