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Mok Fires 69, Finishes 19th in Bill Cullum Invitational

Mok Fires 69, Finishes 19th in Bill Cullum Invitational
 
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. -- Cal Poly golfers Tanner Podres and Austin Liu both matched par in the final round of the Bill Cullum Invitational on Tuesday at the Wood Ranch Golf Club.
 
Podres (72-76-72) and Liu (73-75-72) both climbed eight spots into 47th place with their 54-hole four-over-par 220 totals on the 6,849-yard par-72 course.
 
Luke Adam also finished in the tie for 47th place after his final-round 76 dropped him 16 spots on the leaderboard. Adam carded a 71 and 73 on Monday.
 
As a team, Cal Poly climbed a couple positions into a tie for 11th place with UC Riverside as the Mustangs posted a four-person 292 total for a 22-over-par 886 aggregate.
 
San Diego State set a tournament record with a 40-under-par 824 total after a final-round 278, finishing 22 strokes ahead of runner-up Grand Canyon. The University of San Diego was another two strokes back in third place.
 
Puwit Anupansuebsai of San Diego State claimed medalist honors with an 18-under-par 198 total, another tournament record. Anupansuebsai recorded a 63, 66 and 69 for the victory.
 
Three golfers -- Leon D'Souza of USC, Clay Feagler of Pepperdine and Trevor Lampson of Grand Canyon -- all shared second place at 13 under par, five shots behind Anupansuebsai.
 
Cal Poly's top finisher was Nicholas Mok (pictured above), competing as an individual. The freshman from Singapore earned a 69 Tuesday for a three-under-par 213 total, jumping from 31st to 19th place.
 
Liu's 38 pars over 54 holes was tied for fourth place in the field of 100 golfers.
 
Mok's round of 69 included five birdies and a pair of bogeys.
 
Podres eagled the 526-yard par-5 second hole Tuesday to go with two birdies, two bogeys and a double-bogey while Liu carded three birdies and a trio of bogeys.
 
Cal Poly will wrap up the fall season at the Hoakalei Collegiate Invitational on Oct. 28-30 at the Hoakalei Country Club in Ewa Beach on the Hawaiian island of Oahu.