Long Beach Match Play: Bryan Shin wins final in 37 holes
Bryan Shin <br>(UC Irvine Athletics Photo)</br>
Bryan Shin
(UC Irvine Athletics Photo)

LONG BEACH, CA (June 19, 2016) -- In order for a player to win the Long Beach Match Play championship he must survive a field of 64, two weekends of play and six matches, including a 36-hole final. The player to survive the grueling test this year was UC Irvine senior Bryan Shin who completed his run to the title with a 37th hole victory against UC Riverside sophomore Matt Lutz on Sunday.

Tournament play at El Dorado Park Golf Club began on Saturday, June 11th with Round of 64 play. The tournament continued with the Rounds of 32 and 16 on Sunday, June 12th before restarting on Saturday, June 18th with the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds.

Shin, the four-seed, reached the finals by defeating 26-seed Michael Lascario 4&3.

The seven-seed, Lutz, advanced to the finals thanks to a 4&3 win over three-seed Jonathan Young.

Results: Long Beach Match Play
WinCABryan ShinCerritos, CA75
Runner-upCAMatt LutzPlacentia, CA45
SemifinalsCAMichael LascariLa Habra Heights, CA25
SemifinalsCAJonathan YoungCerritos, CA25
QuarterfinalsCATanner DiceCorona, CA15

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ABOUT THE Long Beach Match Play

**Cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Part of the Long Beach Golf Festival. 36 Holes of qualifying first weekend, followed by matches the following two weekends. Open to men amateur golfers with a one-year established handicap and 12- month LI (Low Index) of 4.9 or better, OR who have played high school or collegiate golf within the past two years.

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