Cal Poly settled for an eighth-place tie with Portland and Santa Clara in the final round of the Santa Clara Colby Invitational on Tuesday at the Silver Creek Valley Golf Course in San Jose.
Coach Scott Cartwright’s Mustangs, in seventh place after Monday’s two rounds, carded a four-person 302 total on the 6,926-yard, par-72 course, led by junior Brycen Wagner with a 71, his 10th career par or under-par round. Wagner finished with a 224 total and a tie for 34th place.
UC Santa Barbara bolted from a seventh-place tie into first place with a blistering 279 Tuesday and a nine-over-par 873 total for 54 holes.
UCLA finished two strokes back in second place while San Francisco and British Columbia tied for third at 881.
The individual winner was Brandon Crick of Gonzaga with rounds of 74, 68 and 69 for a five-under-par 211 total, one stroke ahead of UCLA’s Jason Kang. Troy Merritt of Boise State was third at 214.
Freshman Geoff Gonzalez was Cal Poly’s top finisher, placing in a tie for 16th place with rounds of 74, 71 and 76.
David Lewinski, who shot back-to-back 73s Monday, carded a 77 Tuesday for a 223 total and a tie for 23rd place.
Also scoring for Cal Poly were Chris Kirk, who shot 78 Tuesday for a 230 total and a 61st-place tie, and Kevin O’Brien, with an 82 Tuesday and a 237 total for a 77th-place tie.
Cal Poly concludes the fall portion of its 2006-07 season next Monday and Tuesday at the Bill Cullum Northridge Invitational on the Wood Ranch Golf Course in Simi Valley.