Schauffele outlasts Hossler in California State Amateur

Xander Schauffele (right) outlasted Beau Hossler, 2 up, in the finale of the California State Amateur on Saturday.
Xander Schauffele (right) outlasted Beau Hossler, 2 up, in the finale of the California State Amateur on Saturday. ( Courtesy of SCGA/Twitter )

Saturday, June 21, 2014

It took all 36 holes, but Xander Schauffele outlasted Beau Hossler, 2 up, in the finale of the California State Amateur on Saturday at La Costa Resort in Carlsbad, Calif.

Hossler, who jumped onto the scene when he took the lead at the 2012 U.S. Open at Olympic Club, needed a birdie on the 36th hole to send the match into extra holes, but Schauffele would win the hole to wrap up the prestigious title.

Hossler, a sophomore at the University of Texas, took to Twitter to congratulate his opponent: "Great week! Unfortunately lost the final match to Xander, 65 wasn't good enough in the afternoon…"

Schauffele is a soon-to-be senior at San Diego State that was named to the PING All-West Region team after the Aztecs were bounced in the NCAA regionals. Schauffele won the Lamkin Grips San Diego Classic for his only victory of the 2013-14 collegiate season, but had five top-5 finishes on the season and led the team with a 71.61 scoring average over a team-high 36 rounds. He was also the team's top finisher in seven of their 12 starts on the season.