Runaway win for Andrew Levitt at Long Beach Match Play final
LONG BEACH, Calif. — Soon-to-be USC senior Andrew Levitt of Ladera Ranch defeated Torey Edwards of Long Beach 12-and-10 in Sunday's 36-hole final at the Long Beach Match Play Championship.
Levitt, the three-seed in the 64-player match play event, cruised into Sunday's championship match with a 5-and-4 victory on Saturday afternoon against longshot Darren Saqui, a former Cal State Fullerton golfer. Saqui, of Cerritos, was the 63-seed and secured a 19-hole win in the opening round over two-seed Matt Murphy.
Medalist Austin Amaya of Yorba Linda, who reached Saturday afternoon's semifinal match, fell to Edwards by a slim margin of one-up. Two weekends ago, Amaya posted rounds of 70-66 at Skylinks Golf Course to secure the No. 1 seed heading into the match play portion of the tournament.
ABOUT THE Long Beach Match Play
Part of the Long Beach Golf Festival. 36
qualifying first weekend, followed by
following two weekends. Open to men amateur
golfers with a one-year established handicap and
month LI (Low Index) of 4.9 or better, OR who have
played high school or collegiate golf within the past
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