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Podres Enters Final Round of Ram Masters in 12th Place

Podres Enters Final Round of Ram Masters in 12th Place
 
FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Cal Poly junior Tanner Podres carded rounds of 69 and 71 and enters Tuesday's final round of the Ram Masters Invitational tied for 12th place at even par.
 
A total of 17 teams are competing in the two-day 54-hole tournament at the 7,121-yard Fort Collins Country Club. Cal Poly was 14th after the first round with a four-person 296 total and slipped one spot to 15th in the afternoon round with a 294 for a 30-over-par 590 total.
 
Host Colorado State leads the way with a 10-under-par 550 total, seven shots ahead of second-place Wyoming. UTEP is third after 36 holes with a 560 aggregate while Cal State Fullerton and Denver are tied for fourth at 567.
 
Podres (pictured at right) opened with six birdies, five pars and seven bogeys for his morning round of 71, then bounced back with four birdies, 11 pars and three bogeys for his 69 in the afternoon, climbing from 17th to a tie for 12th with seven other golfers.
 
The other four Mustangs competing in the season-opening tournament are from 64th to 82nd on the leaderboard.
 
Freshman Austin Liu posted rounds of 77 and 71 for a 148 total and 64th place while freshman Luke Adam and sophomore Adil Bir Singh are tied for 78th place. Both Adam and Bir Singh recorded a 74 and 78 for 152 totals.
 
Sophomore Will Draper carded a 77 and 76 for a 153 aggregate and 82nd place.
 
Topping the leader board with one more round to be played Tuesday morning is Oskar Ambrosius of UTEP with a 65 and 68 for a seven-under-par 133 total and a one-stroke lead over Michael Cliff of Fresno State (67-67–134). AJ Ott (68-67–135) of Colorado State is third.
 
Singh is No. 1 in the field in par-5 scoring at six under par while Podres is tied for sixth at four under par. Both Draper and Bir Singh carded one eagle while Podres is tied for third with 10 birdies.