California State Amateur: Hossler, Schauffele reach final
20 Jun 2014
by Benjamin Larsen of AmateurGolf.com

see also: California Amateur Championship, La Costa Resort and Spa - Champions Course

CARLSBAD, Calif. (June 20, 2014) -- Xander Schauffele and Beau Hossler both won two matches Friday and will play for the crown Saturday at the 103rd California State Amateur Championship at Omni La Costa Resort and Spa.

Schauffele the No. 8 seed, who recently completed his unior season at San Diego State, knocked off No. 16 Sydney Wolf in Friday morning's quarterfinals. Wolf had previously beaten top seed and stroke-play qualifying medalist Jason Anthony in the second round.

Schauffele's success would continue in the afternoon semifinals when he knocked off No. 4 seed Paul Smith, 2 up, to move to Saturday's finale.

Hossler, who plays his college golf at the University of Texas, entered the match-play competition as the No. 2 seed. He cruised through his first two matches and showed he can win tight ones as well on Friday.

Hossler beat USC's Lorens Chan in 24 holes in the morning quarterfinal before prevailing over No. 22 Matt Hansen in 19 holes in the semifinals. Hossler, a 2012 U.S. Open qualifier, hopes to continue his strong play in what should undoubtedly be a highly-competitive match on Saturday.

The 36-hole championship match is scheduled to tee off at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. AmateurGolf.com will have full coverage of the final event from La Costa

Results For California Amateur Championship
WinCAXander SchauffeleSan Diego, CA700
Runner-upCABeau HosslerMission Viejo, CA450
SemifinalsCAPaul SmithTurlock, CA280
SemifinalsCAMatt HansenLos Osos, CA280
QuarterfinalsCASidney WolfValencia, CA210

View full results for California Amateur Championship

ABOUT THE California Amateur

The Championship is open to amateur golfers who have established current indexes of 4.4 and are members in good standing of the Southern California Golf Association, the Northern California Golf Association, or the Public Links Golf Association of Southern California. Nonexempt players must qualify. An entrant may play in only one qualifying event, even if the golfer belongs to clubs in both Southern California and Northern California. The 18-hole qualifying rounds will determine the qualifiers.

The championship field will play 36 holes of qualifying at a Northern or Southern California Location, with the low 32 golfers from that combined field moving on to match play (with a playoff, if necessary, to determine the final spots). Two rounds each of 18-hole match play will follow on Thursday and Friday and the 36-hole final match will be on Saturday.

The location will rotate yearly between Northern and Southern California locations.

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