Congratulations to the 2017 Trusted Choice Big I State Championship winners!
Ryan Pongrac, of Freehold, with a score of 78-70-148
Anina Ku, of Basking Ridge, with a score of 74-65-139
Pongrac and Ku will be joined by second and third place winners at the national tournament. Good luck!
Second Place winners: Christopher Lee, of Westwood, 73-76-149 and Serena Chen, of West Windsor, 83-78-161
Third Place winner: Travis Weiner, of Rumson, 75-76-151
Great job to all our golfers.
The Trusted Choice Big 'I' National Championship began in 1969 and remains one of junior golf's major annual events. Each year, thousands of junior boys and girls compete in local and state qualifying events nationwide to earn a spot in the final, national 72 hole, stroke-play tournament.
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Several of today's current PGA stars played in this event during their youth, including: Craig Stadler, Fuzzy Zoeller, Casey martin, David Duval, Hale Irwin, Phil Mickelson, Justin Leonard, Bobby Clampett, Cristie Kerr, Grace Park, Bob Tway, Bill Andrade, and Tiger Woods.
The tournament began as a community service project developed by Independent Insurance Agents. Today, agents, state associations, and industry friends partner to donate valuable time, effort, and personal resources to host successful tournaments.