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Cal Poly Men’s Golf Team Competes in 2019 Nick Watney Invitational

Cal Poly Men’s Golf Team Competes in 2019 Nick Watney Invitational
FRESNO, Calif. — Sophomore Bryce Loosigian, a graduate of Clovis North High School, carded career bests for 18 and 36 holes at nearby Fort Washington Country Club on Monday and is one of three Cal Poly golfers tied for 47th place in the 2019 Nick Watney Invitational.
Loosigian opened with a 74 and followed with a 71 on the 6,729-yard, par-71 course, finishing 36 holes with a three-over-par 145 total. Loosigian's previous best round was a 75 in last year's Bill Cullum Invitational while his best for 36 holes was 157 at the UC Santa Barbara Collegiate.
Also at 145 are junior Tanner Podres with rounds of 76 and 69 and freshman Austin Liu, who carded a 73 and 72. For Podres, the 69 was his sixth career round in the 60s as he notched five birdies and a trio of bogeys.
Cal Poly is tied for 13th with Cal Baptist in the 15-team field with a 297 in the morning and 286 in the afternoon for a 15-over-par 583 aggregate. The Mustangs enter Tuesday's final round just five strokes out of the top 10.
Long Beach State and Brigham Young share the lead in the team standings after two rounds with 14-under-par 554 totals. Tournament host Fresno State is one shot behind at 555.
Hunter Epson of Long Beach State has a one-stroke lead over Peter Kuest of Brigham Young and is two strokes ahead of Austin Fox of Pacific entering Tuesday's final round.
Epson posted a 68 and 64 for a 10-under-par 132 total while Kuest carded a 68 and 65 and Fox 66 and 68.
Also scoring for Cal Poly were Will Draper (pictured above) with a pair of 74s for a 148 total and 65th place, and Luke Adam with a 76 and 75 for a 151 aggregate and 82nd place. There are 92 golfers in the two-day, 54-hole tournament.
Competing as an individual, freshman Nicholas Mok earned a pair of 74s for a 148 total and 65th place.
Liu is tied for second in total pars with 27. Mok (second round, 14th hole, 426-yard par-4) and Draper (first round, 16th hole, 514-yard par-5) carded eagles.
Tuesday's final round begins with an 8:45 a.m. shotgun start.