Long Beach Open: Matthew Schafer takes low amateur honors
Matthew Schafer shot 68-71-67-68 to finish T8 at 14-under to finish as the low amateur in the field at the El Dorado Park Golf Club in Long Beach, Calif.
Schafer started 4-under through his first holes in the first round and made 19 birdies, one eagle, and seven bogeys for his tournament.
Other amateurs in the field were Sebastian Vallejo, who finished T18 at 12-under, Torey Edwards, who finished T27 at 10-under, and Patrick Pockels and Brennon Fahrny, who both finished T46 at 6-under.
Charles Porter was the overall winner, shooting a blistering 28-under and winning by an impressive nine shots. Of the golfers that made the cut, only three golfers finished their tournament over par.
Joe Fryer and Brad Reeves finished T2 at 19-under.
ABOUT THE Long Beach Open
Open to men professional golfers and 9 amateurs
have earned exemptions through the Long Beach
Festival’s qualification standards. Format is 72 holes
aggregate stroke play, with a 36-hole cut to the low
professionals and ties, as well as the low 6 amateurs
and ties. If such a cut includes more than 70
professionals, there will also be a 54-hole cut.
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