The California state qualifier of the Trusted Choice Big “I” National Championship took place Monday and Tuesday this week at the Oakmont Country Club. After competing in local qualifiers around the state, 68 golfers advanced to Oakmont CC to see who would move on to the national championship, which will be held the first week of August at the Del Paso Country Club in Sacramento. California is allotted five spots for boys and two for girls based on the local qualifiers.
In the boys division, Raymond Navis of Nipomo was the low qualifier shooting a two under, 142. Bradley Reeves of Woodbridge and Noah Woolsey of Murrietta were one shot back, shooting 143. The final two qualifiers in the boys’ division were Keith Moles of Santa Maria (146) and Justin Gums of Lodi (149).
The girls division was captured by Noor Ahmend from Folsom shooting 147 and the second and final qualifier was Leila Dizon from Los Angeles shooting 151.
Beginning in 1969, Trusted Choice Big “I” has grown into one of the most prestigious golf tournaments in the United States. More than 2,500 youngsters from across the United States play annually in state and local qualifying rounds for an illustrious trip to the Trusted Choice Big “I” National Championship.