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Meichtry wins Long Beach Open, Schauffele low am

LONG BEACH, CALIF (July 31, 2011) -- Eric Meichtry of Murrieta fired a final round 66 to win the 2011 Long Beach Open by two strokes over a quartet of players.

Meichtry posted a total of 72-64-68-66--270.

San Diego's Xander Schuaffele was the low amateur with scores of 70-71-65-69--275 to tie for ninth place.

"It was a little more stress-free for me," said Schauffele. "I wasn't in the money; I was just trying to go as low as possible."

Schauffele, reigning CIF champion, will attend Long Beach State in the Fall

Amateur Issei Suenaga from Long Beach finished in a tie for 28th place with rounds of 71-68-70-70--279.

Other amateurs that made the cut included Bruce Doucett (69-74-70-75--288), Graham Brockington (73-66-76-74--289), Andrew Morgan (72-67-72-78--289), and Sephen Edman (73-69-74-75--291).

ABOUT THE Long Beach Open

Amateur qualifier is one week prior. Format is 72 holes of stroke play. The field will be cut to low 60 players and ties after 36 holes. Entry forms and information are available on the Long Beach Golf Festival tournament website (see "contact" section for web url).

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Results For Long Beach Open Golf Championship
Place  PtsScores
T9CAXander SchauffeleSan Diego, CA30070-71-65-68--275
T28CAIssei SuenagaDove Canyon, CA10071-68-70-70--279
T61CABruce Doucett Jr.Riverside, CA4069-74-70-75--288
T63CAGraham BrockingtonLaguna Niguel, CA4073-66-76-74--289
T63CAAndrew MorganLong Beach, CA4072-67-72-78--289

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