Lauren Rabaino

For the fifth time in school history, the Cal Poly men’s golf team won a tournament title, claiming UC Riverside’s Braveheart Classic on Tuesday. Four Mustangs finished in the top 20 for the victory at Oak Valley Golf Course in Beaumont.

Junior Michael O’Brien came in third by carding a 70 in the final round to finish with a 221 total, just a stroke behind freshman Nick Paez and senior Spencer Paschall, both Highlanders.

The Mustangs, whose 900 topped 15 teams at the two-day, 54-hole event, topped second-place UC Riverside by eight strokes on the 7,023-yard, par-72 layout.

Freshman Jarod Knight and senior Brycen Wagner tied for seventh at 226, and senior Bobby Nyberg tied for 17th with a 230 to round out the Mustangs’ top-20 quartet.

Freshman Bryan Pierce completed Cal Poly’s scoring by finishing in a 68th-place draw with a 240.

The Mustangs will host the Lamkin Grip Cal Poly Invitational at Cypress Ridge Golf Course in Arroyo Grande from March 27-28.

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