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Hossler successfully defends title at SCGA Amateur
by Jack Persons, AmateurGolf.com RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif. (July 13, 2014) — Winning has to be boring by now for Beau Hossler.

The two-time U.S. Open contestant and Texas Longhorn, shot a final round four-under 68 on Sunday to successfully defend his title at the Southern California Golf Association (SCGA) Amateur. The four-stroke victory makes him the youngest back-to-back champion in the tournament’s history.

"This win is just as sweet," Hossler explained in an interview with the SCGA. "It's nice to win, but it's especially nice to win back-to-back. I feel like I've gotten really comfortable out here, obviously in this tournament, but in California in general, where I feel like my game is stacking up pretty well to the competition."

He started off well at Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club on Sunday, draining birdies at one, six, and seven to get to 11-under for the tournament. He added a birdie early on in his back nine at the short par-5 11th, but fell back with a bogey on 12.

After pars on 13 and 14, he went birdie-bogey-birdie on 15 through 17, which left him at 12-under for the tournament and a victory essentially secured. He closed with a par to card his third 68 of the week and a 276 total.

Tyler Torano and Tim Hogarth took second and third, finishing at eight-under 280. Torano fired a 67 on the final day to jump up the leaderboard, making five birdies in a row in the middle of his round and finishing birdie-birdie on 17 and 18 to apply some pressure on Hossler.

Hogarth, also played fantastic in the final round, making six birdies, three of which came on a blemish-free back nine. He parred his last four holes, however, and could not catch up with the young Hossler.

Gunn Yang took fourth place at six-under 282, while Manav Shah shot three-under 285 to round out the top five. Sahalee Players champion Mark Anguiano tied for seventh in the championship, shooting a final round 67 to tie Torano for the low round of the day.

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ABOUT THE Southern California Amateur

The SCGA Amateur is one of the nation’s oldest continuously contested amateur golf championships. The first SCGA Amateur was held less than one year after the Southern California Golf Association was formed on July 29, 1899. Only the Utah Amateur, begun in 1899, has a longer consecutive string (the U.S. Open and U.S. Amateur both predate the SCGA Amateur, but both USGA events were suspended during war years).

Since the inaugural event, the SCGA Amateur has enjoyed an illustrious history of great champions, including Tiger Woods and Al Geiberger to more recent stars including Beau Hossler and Patrick Cantlay. The event is open to association members with a Handicap Index of 5.4 and below. Competitors undergo 18 holes of qualifying play in order to reach the final field, who compete over 72 holes of stroke play with the top 42 and ties advancing after the first 36 holes. The championship site is traditionally held at the home club of the current SCGA President.

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Results For SCGA Amateur (Southern California) Golf Championship
1CABeau HosslerMission Viejo, CA40068-68-72-68-276
T2CATyler ToranoChula Vista, CA26068-70-75-67-280
T2CATim HogarthNorthridge, CA26071-67-74-68-280
4KoreaGunn YangKorea16072-66-76-68-285
5CAManav ShahBakersfield, CA16071-70-73-71-285

View full results for SCGA Amateur (Southern California) Golf Championship

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