In what was a dominating performance, the Cal Poly men’s golf team won the Big West Championship Tournament.

Three mustangs finished in the top-10, including star Travis Bertoni who finished in second place behind Long Beach State’s Ryan Panichpakdee.

Bertoni was also named Big West Men’s Golf Athlete of the Year for the third time in his career. He finished with a final score of 207, including an impressive final round of 66. Panichpakdee was even better however, shooting a Tijeras Creek Golf Club record 62 on his final round and finishing with an overall score of 200.

Bertoni’s teammates Kevin O’Brien finished in fourth with a score of 216 and Dave Lewinski finished in a four-way tie for fifth with a final score of 217. Fellow Mustangs JJ Scurich placed 11th,and Colin Peck finished in 16th in the field of 35 players.

After day one the Mustang’s victory looked like a sure thing. Cal Poly led UC Irvine by 12 strokes after the first two rounds and ended up winning by 15 strokes. The Anteaters finished in second-place, followed by Long Beach State, CSU Northridge, Pacific, UC Santa Barbara and UC Riverside rounding out the field.

Cal Poly coach Scott Cartwright shared Big West Coach of the Year honors with Long Beach State’s Bob Livingstone and UC Irvine’s Paul Smolinski.

The Cal Poly Women’s golf team struggled at the Big West Championship, finishing in last place.

Freshman Allison Wing was a bright spot for the Mustangs as her solid performance led her to a 16th place finish at the tournament. She shot a 77 on her second round and finished with a final score of 236.

Wing’s teammates Jilayne Lovejoy and Kelly McEachern tied for 22nd, while Hannah Brabb and Jessica Huss tied for 24th place.

The winner of the Big West Tournament was UC Irvine, led by Selanee’ Henderson. Henderson finished in first place finishing with a score of 219. She was also named Big West Female Golfer of the Year. Her teammate Jane Chin followed behind in second.

Long Beach State finished in second, UC Riverside placed in third and CSU Northridge ended in fourth place.

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