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11-year-old Fil-Am golfer to play in World Championship

Jaden Dumdumaya shows the form that qualifies him to the 2018 FCG Callaway World Championship at the Westin Mission Hills, Rancho Mirage, California in July 2018. Photo © Dumdumaya family

AN 11-year-old Filipino American golfer, Jaden Dumdumaya of Fairfield, California, recently bagged the 1st place of the 2017 World Series Future Champions Golf Northern California Championship.

With the win, Jaden has also qualified to the 2018 FCG Callaway World Championship at the Westin Mission Hills, Rancho Mirage, California in July.

In the 11-12 Boys division qualifier, Jaden played along with Luke Montoya, Matthew Almajano, Andre Chung —who are all top junior players in the world.

Only qualified and invited junior golf participants from all over the world comes every year to compete in the said tournament.

The 2017 World Series FCG NorCal Championship was held at the San Juan Oaks Golf Club. It is an 18-hole Fred Couples signature design championship golf course.

The golf course has been the proud host of Stage 1 PGA TOUR Qualifying and recently, the FCG Tour.

Abner Galino
The author is a poet and a writer. He was a cultural worker before he became a reporter for Tinig ng Masa and Malaya Midday Edition during the Marcos regime. He later became a reporter of People's Tonight shortly after 1986 EDSA Revolution. He went on to become its Chief of Reporters, City Editor and News Editor. He retired after 15 years in the Journal Group of Publications. He now writes for Weekend Balita and the US Asian Post (USAP), weekly Filipino-American newspapers based in Los Angeles, California.

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