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Boca "Besties" headed to Masters Drive, Chip and Putt Competition together

They are two best friends from Boca Raton who share a passion for golf and the ability to come through in the clutch. Young Chloe Kovelesky and Kayla Bryant have both outlasted hundreds of competitors to qualify for this weekend's Drive, Chip and Putt Competition at the Masters.

And now these 9 and 10 year old "besties" will forever have an Augusta connection.

"It's really exciting because it's a once in a lifetime experience," says Chloe.

"I think I worked pretty hard," adds Kayla. "I mean for me and her to go to Augusta together."

It's something Kayla has been preparing for since she was two.

"They just gave me a putter, a plastic putter and I would just putt the ball. And my parents said I think she has a thing for golf."

Chloe started playing golf when she was 9 months old, with a little help from her dog.

"My mom put a plastic cup on the ground and I would just whack the ball," says Chloe. "And he kept bringing it back, bringing it back, bringing it back."

But before living out their dream of playing on the LPGA Tour, Chloe and Kayla will get to live out the dream of anybody with a passion for golf.

"The fact that I get to spend it with my best friend and explore everything," says Chloe. "I'm really excited about that."

"Spending time with my best friend, meeting new friends and just having fun," adds Kayla.

And Chloe and Kayla are not the only locals who will be participating at the Drive, Chip and Putt Competition at the Masters. Lake Worth native Alexa Pano has won her age group twice all ready, and the 12 year old is a favorite to do it for a third time Sunday.

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