McCollum Takes Long Beach Match Play

Josh McCollum of Upland captured the Long Beach Match Play Championship, part of the annual Long Beach Golf Festival, with a 1-up victory over Erick Liscio of Murrieta in the final on the El Dorado Park Blue Course

McCollum, who also finished first in stroke-play qualifying, beat Christopher Adnams of Villa Park, 5 and 4, in the semifinals, and got past Brandon Trinkwon of Tustin in the quarterfinals, 2 and 1.

Liscio defeated Nick Cantlay of Los Alamitos, 4 and 3, in the semifinals, and got past Tyler Schafer of Long Beach, 2 and 1, in the quarterfinals.

McCollum, who won twice during his recently completed career at Chico State, made three eagles while posting a score of 68-67—135, 9-under-par, in stroke-play qualifying, while Liscio was second at 72-66—138, while Eric Allison of Anaheim shot 70-70—140 to tie for third with Connor O’Hern of Tustin, who also finished at 70-70—140, and Adnams totaled 70-71—141 to tie for fifth with Cameron Meeks of Las Vegas, who wound up at 72-69—171.

Andrew Fernandes of Cerritos carded a score of 71-71—142 to tie for seventh with Kyle Weiner of Mission Viejo, who shot 69-73—142, while Nelson shot 71-72—143 to tie for 10th with Jed Enomoto of Cerritos, who came in at 72-71—143.

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