Posted: Jun 29, 2012 5:02 PM by Andrew Masuda
Updated: Jun 29, 2012 5:03 PM
Morro Bay High graduate Matthew Hansen was eliminated from the 101st California Amateur Championship on Friday in the quarterfinals in heartbreaking fashion.
The UC Davis junior-to-be lost in 23 holes of match play to Ben Geyer of Arbuckle at La Cumbre Country Club in Santa Barbara.
Hansen took a 3 hole lead after the first four holes only to see Geyer take holes 6, 9 and 13 to tie the match. Hansen won the 15th and 16th holes to take a commanding 2 hole lead with two holes to play. However, Geyer birdied 17 and 18 to win both holes to force a tie. Hansen recorded 7 birdies in his first 18 holes.
Hansen, a Los Osos native, and Geyer tied the next four playoff holes. On their 23rd hole, Geyer carded a par on the 138 yard-par 3, while Hansen bogeyed to end the epic quarterfinal.
Geyer, who plays for St. Mary's University, advanced to play Santa Barbara native Jack Perry in the semifinals.
PLEASE HELP US MODERATE COMMENTS
Offensive or inappropriate comments are subject to removal. To report a comment, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and include the name of the story and information on the comment.
Thank you! KSBY.com
Get deals up to 80% off here!
Find the lowest gas prices in your area
Submit your photos to KSBY
Check out our calendar of events
Save with Hot Deals across our counties!
Events across the Central Coast
Follow The CW5 on Facebook.
The KSBY online public file.
What do you think? Leave us your feedback.
KSBY is your official CA Lottery station for San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties