Obremski had plenty of help on Thursday. His father served as his caddy, and friend T.J. White - a former Nitro golfer who caddies for him as well from time to time - followed the group.
They'll all return on Monday when the 7,037-yard layout will certainly play tougher and require 18 holes of pressure and very little relaxation.
In 2010, a score of 3-under 69 reached a playoff. However, in 2011 the score was 67, and last year, the number was 66.
"I know this course really well and my game is really solid," Obremski said. "I want to make it. I expect to be one of the guys at the top."
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OTHER PLAYERS earning spots in the Monday qualifier are former Capital High School and Marshall University standout Christian Brand, who shot a 68 on Thursday.
The low round went to Pasadena, Calif. native Grant Leaver, who shot a 65.
The youngest player to move to Monday was 16-year-old Chinese player Ze-cheng Dou, who finished with a 2-under 70.
Bakerton's David Bradshaw, who was playing in his fourth pre-qualifier, shot a 70. He has fallen short in the Monday qualifier three times, losing in a playoff in 2010 and 2011.
Parkersburg's Kenneth Hess (73) and Alan Cooke (73) also moved to Monday, as well as 2010 State Amateur champion Jonathan Bartlett, who shot a 69. Concord assistant golf coach Darcy Donaldson also shot a 69.
Mike Van Sickle, who took home the $35,000 prize for winning the Frank B. Fuhrer Invitational, shot a 74.
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