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Graves County fourth-grader Trinity Beth continues national level competition Easter Sunday on Golf Channel

Graves County Central Elementary School fourth-grader Trinity Beth recently celebrated her birthday, turning 11. This Easter Sunday, she competes with only 10 other11-year-old girls from across the country, as she represents a region including Kentucky, Tennessee, and Ohio. It’s the Drive, Chip, and Putt competition at Augusta (Ga.) National, considered America’s premier golf course.

“It’s going to be live on the Golf Channel and it’s going to start, estimating around 8:45 Central Time on Sunday morning, April 1,” she explained, like the seasoned near-pro that she is. “Our competition includes two drives, two chips, and two putts. The drives are measured for the longest. The two chips are measured by proximity to the hole and the same on the two putts.”

Her parents are Aaron and Leah Beth, both of whom are employed by the Graves County Schools. In fact, her dad is the Graves High Lady Eagles head basketball coach. Her grandfather, Howard Beth, coached the Marshall County Lady Marshals to state basketball championships and he is in the Kentucky basketball hall of fame. Trinity’s mom also played basketball.  

Of the family tradition, Trinity said, “I play a little bit of basketball, but I play golf better. I’ve played golf since I was 6 years old. I’ve played in about ten states and I want to be a professional golfer. Last year, I went to the competition a while before the Masters. This time, I get to go to the competition just before the Masters and we get to go the practice round Monday to see the professionals.”

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Graves County Central Elementary School fourth-grader Trinity Beth just turned 11. She has competed at a high level in golf nearly half her life. This Easter Sunday, she competes with only 10 other11-year-old girls from across the country in the Drive, Chip, and Putt national competition at Augusta (Ga.) National Golf Course. The Golf Channel will telecast that competition at 8:45 a.m. Central Time, Easter Sunday, April 1.
(photo by Paul Schaumburg, Graves County Schools)

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