The Cal Poly men’s golf team had a fine few days at the Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational. Playing at the Makai Golf Club on the island of Kauai, the Mustangs went up against a couple of the nation’s premier programs and played well. After three days of golf, Cal Poly found themselves in fifth place with an aggregate score of -12.
Leading the way for the Mustangs was Jesse Yap. The sophomore from Singapore carded his lowest score in the second round with a 67 and finished 14th among all individuals with a three-day total of 211 (-5).
Senior Jordan Wright finished a shot behind Yap, posting the second-highest finish for Cal Poly with a tie for 18th place. Wright was the low scorer for the Mustangs on Wednesday with a score of 68 in the tournament’s final round.
Wake Forest’s Cameron Young claimed the individual title with a three-day total of 201 (-15). Wake Forest came into the week as the third ranked team in the nation yet failed to capture the overall title. Another nationally ranked squad, No. 19 Alabama, ended up as the top team with an aggregate score of -40.
Justin De Los Santos was the third highest finisher for the Mustangs with his tie for 22nd. Last year’s Big West Conference Tournament champion started off the scoring strong with a first round 68, but a final round of 75 derailed a high finish.
Cal Poly’s next tournament is the Winter Intercollegiate hosted by UC Riverside in ate January.
Some members of the team will be teeing it up in San Luis Obispo Country Club’s Straight Down Championship on November 14-15. The group that will see the most attention features De Los Santos and PGA Tour veteran Loren Roberts. A native of San Luis Obispo, Roberts played his college golf at Cal Poly before he went on to collect eight PGA Tour victories and thirteen Champions Tour victories.