Hossler headlines State Amateur field coming to S.B.

U.S. Open darling Beau Hossler will be among the field at the 101st California State Amateur Golf Tournament to be played at La Cumbre Country Club in Santa Barbara starting next Monday.

Hossler, a 17-year-old from Mission Viejo, made headlines this weekend as an amateur at the U.S. Open. He burst into the national spotlight on Friday for briefly holding the tournament lead at an ultra-difficult Olympic Club in San Francisco.

In Santa Barbara next week, Hossler will be competing against a field that includes six past State Amateur champions, including defending champ Bhavik Patel.

Hossler tees off for the first time on Monday at 7:40 a.m. in a group with Costa Mesa’s Jacob Knapp and Orinda’s Randy Haag.


Locally connected Santa Barbara golfers will surely be in the mix as well, including Jack Perry, Kevin Marsh, Kei Kita, John Pate, Russell Boring, Shane Lebow, Brett Silvernail, Niall Platt, and Brandon Gama.

The tournament lasts five days. The first two rounds consist of stroke play, with a surviving field of 32 advancing into match play. Those 32 will compete until the final two left standing will face off in a 36-hole match-play final round on Saturday.

La Cumbre Country Club features a par-71 course with a length of 6,496 yards.

Also on tap for the State Amateur week is the North/South Challenge. Both the SCGA and NCGA have selected six-man teams that will compete against each other for the Roger Lampham Trophy. The South team consists of Hossler, Perry, Knapp, Marsh, Patel, and Manav Shah.

The State Amateur is free to the public to attend.