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Quartet of Freshmen Lead Cal Poly to 10th-Place Tie at Hoakalei CC

Quartet of Freshmen Lead Cal Poly to 10th-Place Tie at Hoakalei CC
 
EWA BEACH, O'ahu, Hawai'i -- A pair of freshmen finished in the top 25 after the opening round of the Hoakalei Country Club Invitational on Monday a few miles west of Honolulu.
 
Austin Liu (pictured at right), a graduate of Oak Park High School, carded a two-under-par 70 and is tied for 15th place with nine other golfers, while Nicholas Mok, from Singapore, checked in with a 71 on the 7,444-yard course and is tied for 25th place with 11 other golfers.
 
Coach Scott Cartwright's Mustangs are tied with Missouri-Kansas City for 10th place in the 20-team three-day tournament, both with one-over-par 289 totals.
 
Ole Miss leads the way with an 18-under-par 270 aggregate, followed by east Tennessee State at 276 and Cal State Fullerton at 283.
 
Mustangs Tanner Podres, a junior, and Joseph Moles, another freshman, are tied for 62nd place with 74s while Luke Adam, the fourth freshman in Cal Poly's lineup, is in 75th place with a 75.
 
First-round leader Charlie Miller of Ole Miss recorded a seven-under-par 65 and owns a one-stroke lead over Shiso Go and Archie Davies, both of East Tennessee State entering Tuesday's second round of play. Final round is set for Wednesday.
 
Liu was two under par on the par-5 holes, one shot behind eight golfers who share the lead at three under par. Mok and Liu are one under par on the par-4 holes, 12th in the field of 114 golfers.
 
Mok and Liu carded five birdies, tied for 10th place.