Today, he's Levi Hayden, tomorrow's next champion

By DAWN SUTTON DLA Land and Maritime People and Culture

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Levi Hayden, the 6-year-old grandson of DLA Land and Maritime’s Dan and Esther Hayden, participated in a National Drive, Chip and Putt Competition qualifier on June 21 in Toledo, Ohio.  The Finals will be held during Masters Week next April in Augusta, Georgia.

Augusta National Country Club is every golfer’s dream, not just to play but even to be able to walk the course one time.  Dan hopes he’s in that group next April and dreams of watching Levi on the Augusta course.

Levi competed in the 7-9 age group, and while he missed the cut to go to Augusta and compete, he had a valiant showing for his first appearance.  He’s more determined than ever, working on his chipping and putting with “Pop” Dan every day since the competition.  He told Pop, “I’m winning my division next year!”

Go Levi!