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Podres in Third Place Entering Final Round of UCSB Collegiate

Podres in Third Place Entering Final Round of UCSB Collegiate
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Cal Poly sophomore Tanner Podres is two strokes off the lead entering Tuesday's final round of the UC Santa Barbara Collegiate being contested at the Sandpiper Golf Course.
Podres (pictured at right) carded rounds of 69 and 71 for a four-under-par 140 total and third place. Tomas Helgo of CSUN takes a one-stroke lead over Zach Smith of UC Santa Barbara into the final 18 holes of play.
Cal Poly shares seventh place with CSUN with four-person seven-over-par 583 aggregates. Coach Scott Cartwright's Mustangs posted a 293 total in the morning and 290 in the afternoon.
UC Santa Barbara leads its own tournament with an eight-under-par 568 total, followed by Weber State at 575 and Cal State Monterey Bay at 576.
The UCSB Collegiate is using the top four scores of six-player teams for the tournament.
In addition to Podres, Mustang Thomas Lehman also is in the top 20 entering the final round as his 73 and 72 for a one-over-par 145 total is good for a 13th-place tie with four other golfers.
Also scoring for Cal Poly were Adil Bir Singh with a 76 and 72 for a 148 total and 28th place; Will Draper with a pair of 75s for a 150 total and 37th place; Dominick Hoover with a 77 and 75 for a 152 total and 41st place; and Sage Casaga with back-to-back 789s for a 158 total and 52nd place.
Competing as individuals, Cade Casaga is tied for 28th place with a 77 and 71 for a 148 total, and Peter Faragia and Bryce Loosigian with 157 totals for a 50th-place tie. Faragia carded a 78 and 79 while Loosigian posted an 81 and 76.
Podres, who eagled the 532-yard 13th hole in the first round, carded seven birdies and five bogeys over 36 holes. He is tied for No. 1 in par-4 scoring at two under par and tied for No. 6 in par-5 scoring at three under par.
Lehman eagled the 524-yard first hole in the second round.
Podres' seven birdies are the third most in the field while Bir Singh's 27 pars are No. 6.