The Cal Poly men’s golf team slipped into last place following the final round of play Tuesday in the Club Glove Intercollegiate hosted by Pepperdine University at the Saticoy Country Club.
Coach Scott Cartwright’s Mustangs carded a four-person final-round 326 total on the par-72, 6,985-yard course, finishing with a 963 total, six strokes behind 11th-place UC Riverside in the 12-team tournament.
San Diego State shot a 300 Tuesday for an 893 total and a 16-stroke victory over Pepperdine. Colorado was another five strokes back in third place.
Despite shooting a final-round 77, Cal Poly junior Travis Bertoni moved up four spots into an 11th-place tie. He earlier carded rounds of 72 and 81, finishing with a 14-over-par 230 total.
Mustang teammate Peter Morse finished with an 81 and a 238 total, tied for 36th place, while Bobby Nyberg carded an 82 for a 248 total and a tie for 55th place.
Also scoring for Cal Poly were J.J. Scurich with an 87 for a 251 total and 58th place and Casey Strohsahl with a final-round 86 for a 256 total and 60th place.
Playing a challenging course with tough pin placements in difficult winds, San Diego State teammates David Palm and Josh Warthen both finished with four-over totals of 220. Palm, who shot a 77 Tuesday, beat Warthen, who carded a 73, in a playoff. Pepperdine senior Alex Coe shot a final-round 1-over par 73 to finish in third place, two shots behind Palm and Warthen.