Oct 9, 2012 8:45 PM by Andrew Masuda

Cal Poly men and women score titles at Firestone Grill Invitational

The Cal Poly women's and men's golf teams won titles at the Firestone Grill Cal Poly Invitational at the Monarch Dunes Golf Club on Tuesday.

The women started the day in first place by five strokes after 36 holes on Monday. They extended the lead to a 10-stroke win over Sacramento State. Seven women's teams competed in the tournament.

The Cal Poly women were led by freshman Drew Thomas, who carded rounds of 74, 73 and 74 in her first collegiate event. She missed the school record by one stroke with her 221 total, which was +8. Thomas finished tied for third in the individual standings. Asia Adell finished in fifth place with a 222 overall. Kirsten Locke came in 10th with her 229 total, while Taylor Yoshitake was 12th at 230.

The men completed their comeback with five rounds in the 60's. The men started the day in fifth place, but soared to the top of the standings with a 274 in the afternoon round to finish with an overall score of 847. The Mustangs edged Cal State Fullerton by four strokes. UC Riverside finished in third by 862. A total of ten teams competed on the men's side.

Senior Grant Martens completed his second round on Tuesday with a 68 and freshman Camden Price added a 69 to help the Mustangs climb from fifth into second place entering the final round. Martens carderd a 67, freshman Cole Nygren added a 68 and junior Justin Haley recorded a 69 with Price finishing with a 70 to help the Mustangs overcome a four-stroke deficit.

Martens finished with a three-under-par 207 total for a third place finish in the individual standings. Nygren and Haley finished tied for 7th place.

2012 Righetti High graduate Reilly McMahon competed for UCLA. The freshman fired an 83, 78 and 72 to finish at +23 overall and in 52nd place out of 56 golfers.



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