Josh McCollum rolls to a Long Beach Match Play title
Josh McCollum was well-supported during the final match (Instagram photo)
Josh McCollum was well-supported during the final match (Instagram photo)

Josh McCollum (Upland, Calif.) completed a strong two week run at the Long Beach Match Play Championship, first earning medalist honors and then riding the #1 seed all the way through the bracket to a finals win over Erick Liscio (Murrieta, Calif.).

McCollum, who said that he has been chasing this title for a few years, started the tournament with rounds of 68-67 on the El Dorado Park Blue Course to medal by three shots, with Liscio taking the #2 seed with rounds of 72-66. McCollum made three eagles in his two stroke play rounds.

From there, he was never seriously threatened en route to the final, with only one of his five matches going past the 15th hole. That match was the quarterfinal match against Brandon Trinkwon which McCollum won 2 and 1.

McCollum, who was well-supported by friends and family for the final match, was in good form coming into the tournament, having finished 7th in the Memorial Amateur over Memorial Day weekend.

Liscio defeated Nick Cantlay 4 and 3 to reach the final, with McCollum taking out Christopher Adnams 5 and 4.

Quarterfinalists included Tyler Schafer, Myoung Kim, Trinkwon, and Cole Griffo.

Results: Long Beach Match Play
WinCAJosh McCollumUpland, CA100
Runner-upCAErick LiscioTemecula, CA65
SemifinalsCANick CantlayLos Alamitos, CA45
SemifinalsCAChristopher AdnamsVilla Park, CA45
QuarterfinalsCATyler SchaferLong Beach, CA30

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ABOUT THE Long Beach Match Play

36 Holes of qualifying followed by matches over 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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