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October 18, 2011

Cal Poly Men's Golf Finishes Eighth in Bill Cullum Invitational

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. -- Cal Poly produced just one top-20 finisher and placed eighth among 13 men's golf teams competing in the Bill Cullum Invitational, which completed a two-day, 54-hole run Tuesday at Wood Ranch Golf Club.

Tuesday's final round was delayed at the start by more than two hours due to fog.

Coach Scott Cartwright's Mustangs carded a four-person final-round 301 for a 54-hole 15-over-par 879 total on the 6,801-yard, par-72 course.

Arizona State and Long Beach State shared top team honors with 11-under-par 853 totals. Denver finished third at 866. There was no playoff to break the tie due to the late start.

There was a tie for top individual honors as well. Spencer Fletcher of Arizona State and Tyler Torano of Loyola Marymount finished with eight-under-par 208 totals after Fletcher carded a 68 and Torano checked in with a 69. Xander Schauffele of Long Beach State was third at 209.

Second-round leader C.J. Kim of Denver, who set a tournament record with a 64 in the first round Monday, finished with a 76 and a 214 total for seventh place.

Cal Poly's top finisher was Scott Patterson (pictured at right) with rounds of 73, 71 and 73 for a one-over-par 217 total and 15th place. Bryce Greeley and Justin Haley tied for 22nd place with 219 totals. Greeley carded a final-round 76 and Haley recorded a 72.

Other Mustang finishers were Grant Martens, who finished 68th with a final-round 80 for a 231 total, and Matt Young, tied for 70th place with a 234 total after he also carded an 80.

Competing as an individual, Derick Strain finished tied for 63rd place with a final-round 77 and a 230 total.

Cal Poly returns to action Oct. 31 through Nov. 2 at the Pacific Invitational in Stockton.