Seeber Finishes Six-Stroke Victory in 122nd SCGA Amateur With Eagle

Clay Seeber of Newport Beach captured the 122nd Southern California Golf Association Amateur Championship by six strokes over Torey Edwards of Long Beach at Virginia Country Club in Long Beach.

Seeber, a sophomore at Long Beach State who previously won the 2016 SCPGA Tour Cup Championship, the 2016 AJGA Junior All Star Invitational and the 2018 SCPGA Toyota Tour Cup, was in control during the last two rounds before finishing with a score of 67-69-65-67—268, 12-under-par.

After collecting nine birdies against only two bogeys in the last two rounds, Seeber capped his victory by sinking a 25-foot eagle putt on the final hole.

“Great work Clay Seeber!! Impressive win of the 122nd SCGA Amateur Championship at Virginia CC right here in Long Beach. He joins a long list of legendary past champs,” the SCGA said in a Twitter post.

Edwards, the Virginia Country Club champion and reigning SCGA Player of the Year, was second at 68-66-68-72—274, followed by Mason Greene of Tustin at 68-71-70-66—275, Bryce Kvick of Carmichael at 69-66-69-72—276, Jack Cantlay of Los Alamitos at 70-64-69-74—277, and Kento Yamawaki of Encinitas at 72-71-66-70—279.

Defending champion Luke Potter of Encinitas and Pepperdine shot 68-73-71-68—280 to tie for seventh with Steve Sugimoto of San Diego, the 2019 Agave Amateur champion, who finished at 70-71-70-69—280.

Steve Deutsch of Chula Vista was ninth at 70-73-66-72—281, while Liam Koeneke of Del Mar totaled 71-67-70-74—282 to tie for 10th with Adam Duncan of Bakersfield, who came in at 72-68-67-65—282.

Past winners of the SCGA Amateur, which dates to 1900, include Tiger Woods, Patrick Cantlay, Al Geiberger, John Jacobs, Beau Hossler, Charlie Wi, Paul Stankowski, Tim Hogarth, Craig Steinberg, John Pate, Todd Demsey, Barry Jaeckel, Scott McGihon, Rico Hoey, Sahith Theegala, John Merrick, Nico Bollini, Kevin Marsh, Johnny Dawson, Tony Sills, Dave Sheff, David Hobby, Bobby Gardner, Smiley Quick, Bruce McCormick, Charles Seaver, Paul Hunter, George Von Elm, Mark Pfeil, Jeff Hart and Greg Twiggs.

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