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November 1, 2011

Cal Poly Men's Golf Climbs Into Sixth Place in Pacific Invitational

STOCKTON, Calif. -- Cal Poly needed four more strokes to complete play Tuesday, but moved up four positions into sixth place following the second round of the SCVB Pacific Invitational at the Brookside Country Club.

Coach Scott Cartwright's Mustangs, who carded a four-person 289 Monday and was tied for 10th place after 18 holes, shot a 293 Tuesday and climbed into the sixth spot in the 12-team field.

Final round is set for Wednesday.

Cal Poly sophomore Justin Haley, who carded an opening-round 68 and was in a six-way tie for fourth place Monday, shot a 77 Tuesday and slipped into a tie for 17th place with a three-over-par 145 total.

Scott Patterson, however, carried the Mustang banner Tuesday with a two-under-par 69 on the 6,757-yard, par-71 course and climbed into fourth place alone with a three-under-par 139 total, just two strokes off the lead. Patterson (pictured at right) is a junior from Thousand Oaks, Calif., and a graduate of Westlake High School.

Kevin Lucas of Nevada is the second-round leader with a 66 and 71 for a 137 total. Alex Moore of Oregon State and Kirby Pettitt of Colorado State share second place with 138 totals. First-round leader Olafur Loftsson of Charlotte followed Monday's 65 with a 78 Tuesday and fell into a 10th-place tie.

Cal Poly's 14-over-par 582 total is nine strokes behind team 36-hole leader Colorado State (573). Oregon State and Nevada share second place with 575 totals, followed by Charlotte and Kansas State at 578.

The Mustangs are ahead of Big West Conference rivals Pacific (seventh, 584) and UC Davis (10th, 588).

In addition to Haley and Patterson, Cal Poly's other golfers in the three-day tournament include Grant Martens, who shot a 73 for a 147 total and 27th place; Chris Satterwhite with a 74 for a 151 total and 41st place; and Bryce Greeley with a 78 for a 156 total and 55th place.

Satterwhite shares the lead with Matt Hansen of UC Davis in par-3 scoring at minus-2 while Patterson is fifth in par-4 scoring at minus-2. Patterson also is minus-1 on the par-5 holes.

Haley has one eagle and seven birdies so far to place in the top 10 while Patterson and Martens are tied for second in the field with their 27 pars each.