The men’s golf team finished 11th at the Northwest Collegiate Classic tournament hosted by Oregon State University at the Trysting Tree Golf Club in what was a weak set of scores from the team.
“I think everybody on the team played below average,” senior Travis Bertoni said. “We fell short of what we wanted to do.”
Cal Poly had 55th place, 32nd, 44th and 62nd place finishers at the end of the tournament.
Bertoni vaulted his scores from 74 and 75 in the first two rounds to 71 in the final round. He finished with a four-over par 220 to improve his position from a paltry 55th to a 25th place tie.
Sophomore J.J. Scurich scored 71 and 73 in the first rounds, guiding the team to 11th after two rounds, but finished with a 77 for a 221 total and tied for 32nd place.
Sophomore Colin Peck finished in a tie for 44th place and junior Peter Morse ended in 62nd place.
Vincent Johnson of Oregon State took first place with a 67-66-69, 202 total, 14 under par. UC Irvine’s Kenny Kim was runner up with a 69-67-68-204 total and fell short two strokes behind Johnson. Tyrone Mordt of Texas-Arlington finished in third.
“We’re having a mediocre start with a long season ahead of us, so we have some work to do,” men’s golf coach Scott Cartwright said. “We’re playing against the top 50 in the nation.”
The Mustangs will golf again on Oct 3 and 4 at the Pepperdine Invitationals at the Saticoy Country Club in Ventura.
The women’s golf teamed finishes its tournament today at the Wolfpack Invitational, hosted by the University of Nevada at the D’Andrea Golf Club in Reno.
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The Cal Poly women’s golf team moved up two positions to 10th place during the second round of competition Tuesday in the Wolf Pack Invitational hosted by the University of Nevada.
The Mustangs, who were in last place after round one, carded a 321 second round. It was a significant improvement from 340 on the first day.
The Mustangs have a two-day total of 661 heading into the final day of competition. The team trails leader San Jose State by 53 strokes. Boise State is in second with a 628 and Nevada is third with a 630.
Freshman Hannah Brabb leads the Mustangs after shooting a 76 round two for a 160 total. She is tied for 15th place.
Junior Jessica Huss is tied for 37th with a 166 total. Jessica Fortin, meanwhile, is tied for 41st place with 167.