FAIRFIELD — Jaden Dumdumaya has taken another step toward getting to play at Augusta National Golf Club.
The 8-year-old, who starts third grade at Rolling Hills Elementary on Wednesday, finished second in the Boy 7-9 Division in the Drive, Chip and Putt sub-regional at Elk Grove’s Emerald Lakes Golf Course, Saturday.
By placing in the top two he earned a trip to the regional championship to be held at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego on Sept. 13.
Dumdumaya finished with 93 points, which was topped only by the 113 of Jacob Gouker of Washoe Valley, Nev.
Dumdumaya had the top score in driving with a 33, but slumped to a 10 in chipping before rebounding with a 50 in putting. Gouker, meanwhile, was consistent throughout with scores of 23, 35 and 55, respectively.
Justin Leong of Fairfield tied for fifth with a 58, going 23, 10 and 25.
The overall champion at Torrey Pines will join other regional winners at Augusta National on April 5, 2015, the Sunday before the Masters.