Fairfield native Jaden Dumdumaya continues to rise above the junior golf ranks. “I started playing golf when I was around 2 years old, using a plastic ball and a plastic golf club,” Dumdumaya said. The 15-year-old golf phenom recently qualified for the Drive, Chip & Putt National Finals at Augusta National after sealing the deal at the Western Regionals at Pebble Beach. “It came down to the last putt and was probably one of the most stressful 30 seconds of my life,” Dumdumaya said. It was the seventh time he had attempted to qualify in his final year of eligibility. It was his father’s wish Stan Dumdumaya for his son to compete in Augusta. With that granted, they will now venture to Augusta National Golf Club, known for its tradition and mystique. For Jaden, it’s the best of the best when it comes to golf courses. “I just want to see and I can see it now, soon,” Stan said of the 2020-21 season. The De La Salle High School sophomore will face 80 golfers in Augusta on April 3.

Fairfield native Jaden Dumdumaya continues to rise above the junior golf ranks.

“I started playing golf when I was around 2 years old, using a plastic ball and a plastic golf club,” Dumdumaya said.

The 15-year-old golf phenom recently qualified for the Drive, Chip & Putt National Finals at Augusta National after securing the deal at Western Regionals in Pebble Beach.

“It came down to the last putt and was probably one of the most stressful 30 seconds of my life,” Dumdumaya said.

It was the seventh time he had attempted to qualify in his final year of eligibility. It was his father Stan Dumdumaya’s wish to see his son compete at Augusta. With that granted, they will now venture to Augusta National Golf Club, known for its tradition and mystique.

For Jaden, it’s the best of the best when it comes to golf courses.

“I just want to see it and I can see it now, soon,” Stan said.

Jaden earned Male Player of the Year honors on the Junior Tour of Northern California for the 2020-21 season and is JTNC’s No. 1 golfer with seven wins in the 2020-21 season.

De La Salle High School’s sophomore will face 80 golfers in Augusta on April 3.