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Oakmont golfer Eddings qualifies for a busy July

By: Bill Poindexter/Roseville Press Tribune Sports Editor
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Corey Eddings is in for quite a summer. This week wasn’t exactly quiet for the Oakmont High School golfer.

Strong performances on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday qualified Eddings for three major junior tournaments next month. He already was qualified for another big event the first week of July.

Stu Eddings, Corey’s dad, said the family plans to attend all four tournaments.

“We’re going to take a shot at it,” Stu Eddings said. “I’m just going to give him a whirl at it and see how he does.”

On Monday, Eddings shot rounds of 70 and 71 at Yolo Fliers in Woodland to qualify for the prestigious USGA Junior Amateur from July 16-21 at the Golf Club of New England in Stratham, N.H.

On Tuesday, Eddings shot 71 and won a playoff to claim the boys 16-18 age group at The First Tee of Greater Sacramento Jr. Tour tournament at Plumas Lake Country Club. That qualified him for the Optimist International Junior Championships from July 24-29 at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

On Wednesday, Eddings shot 67 at Haggin Oaks to qualify for the Callaway Junior World Championships from July 9-13 at Torrey Pines South.

His big month starts in two weeks, with the 83rd NCGA Junior Championship on July 2-3 at Spyglass Hill. Eddings fired a 70 at Mather on June 7 to qualify.

Eddings said Thursday his current hot streak and consistent play are the result of “hours and hours” of daily practice. Now, he’s looking forward to a busy July.

“We’re going from the West Coast to the East Coast to down south,” he said. “It’s going to be crazy.”