L.A. County: Cantlay wins battle of Past Champs
Nick Cantlay (LBSU photo)
Nick Cantlay (LBSU photo)

LAKEWOOD, Calif. (August 26, 2018) - Nick Cantlay (Los Alamitos, Calif.) won a duel of past Los Angeles County Amateur champions, edging the defending champion Jonathan Saunders (Long Beach, Calif.) by a single shot at Lakewood Golf & Country Club.

Cantlay, who recently completed his college career at Long Beach State University, also won the title in 2016, shooting 136 for a three-shot win.

The two past champs took the first-round lead after matching 68s, with Eric Allison (Anaheim, Calif.) one shot back. Playing together in the final round, Cantlay shot a 69 to Saunders' 70, with Allison (72) tied for third with John Perry (Brentwood, Calif.), four shots back.

Ryder Epson (Long Beach, Calif.) finishe dsolo fifth at 142, five shots off the winning score.

Doug Hutchinson (Costa Mesa, Calif.) won the Net Division by three shots over Saunders with a 135 net total.

Other flight champions were:

A Flight – Julian Cantu = Low Gross
A Flight – Joe Zepeda = Low Net
B Flight – Matthew Satterly = Low Gross
B Flight – Mike Maxwell = Low Net
C Flight – George Gonzalez = Low Gross
C Flight – Steve Burke = Low Net

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36-hole stroke play tournament with Gross and Net prizes. Championship flight (for handicaps 2 and below, gross scoring only) and three flights by handicap.

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