Amid the celebrations and tears of joy shed by those who punched their tickets to Augusta National at the Drive, Chip and Putt regional qualifier on Sept. 10 at Southern Hills Country Club, one family had more reasons to rejoice than the others.

Siblings Maye Huang and Treed Huang of Katy, Texas, each earned spots in the finals. Maye won the Girls 7-9 age group while Treed prevailed in the Boys 12-13 group.

Going to Augusta for the April 2, 2017 finals will not be a first-time experience for the Huang family. Treed won the Boys 7-9 age group in 2014 in the first DCP event. After watching his sister prevail early on a breezy but pleasant afternoon at the storied Tulsa, Okla., club that has hosted seven major championships, Treed knew he had to respond.

“Going to Augusta last time was an amazing experience,” he said. “It’s the most beautiful course I’ve ever seen. When my sister won, that gave me extra motivation to be competing there again.”

The Huangs practice daily at Meadowbrook Farms Golf Club in Katy, including family matches in the evening. Treed will have to watch out for the up-and-comer in the family. He won the regional with his putter, draining the first two left-to-right breakers from 5 and 15 feet then putting his third within the inner circle for a total of 70 points of his winning total of 135.

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