The 2015 edition of the Long Beach Golf Festival – created in 1989 to provide a top-quality competitive golfing experience for every level and type of golfer – came to a close when former PGA Tour and current Champions Tour member Greg Bruckner calmly two-putted the 18th hole at El Dorado Park GC to cap a 20-under par winning performance in the Long Beach Open. Returning on the Monday of the Long Beach Open after making the cut in the British Senior Open in England, Bruckner teed off early on Thursday at Skylinks and coasted to an opening round of 9-under par 63, and backed that up with a 6-under par 66 at El Dorado. Bruckner played steady 5-under par golf on the weekend to edge Cory Gard and Martin Trainer by one shot for the win.
Low amateur honors went to Daniel Chian of Long Beach State, who shot an 8-under par score of 280. After the conclusion of the Long Beach Open, the Long Beach Golf Hall of Fame recognized 7 people who were inducted into a 20th year Emeritus Class (designed to recognize people who had worthy careers, accomplishments or contributions but who had passed away or been overlooked over the years), and the 2015 Induction Class. For results of all of this year’s Golf Festival events, please visit the Festival website at www.lbgolffestival.com. For more information on the Long Beach Golf Hall of Fame>>
2015 Long Beach Open Champion Greg Bruckner talks about how much he loves the Open and how many times he has played in it
The spoils of victory!
LB Wilson alum Scott Yaekel had the 36-hole lead after a 63-66 = 129 start (that’s 15 under par!)
Recent Cal State Fullerton alum Cory Gard was one of the player’s to share second place.
Over 100 people stayed to watch the 2015 Long Beach Golf Hall of Fame Inductions and Check Presentation
PGA Life Member Walt Willows – who has done the Long Beach Open scoreboard for 23 years, was inducted into the Long Beach Golf Hall of Fame
The late Anne Wallace-Hedley, a pioneer in local women’s golf access as well as an accomplished player and writer was inducted into the Emeritus Class of the Long Beach Golf Hall of Fame and her two children accepted the honor for her
For over 20 years, the Assistance League of Long Beach has received a donation from the Long Beach Open Pro Am presented by Wells Fargo Advisors to further their work with underprivileged school children in the City.