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Liu Enters Final Round of Hoakalei CC Invitational in Top 20

Liu Enters Final Round of Hoakalei CC Invitational in Top 20
 
EWA BEACH, O'ahu, Hawai'i -- Cal Poly freshman Austin Liu enters Wednesday's final round of the Hoakalei Country Club Invitational tied for 16th place.
 
The Oak Park High School graduate carded a 71 on Tuesday and, with his 70 on Monday, owns a three-under-par 141 total on the 7,248-yard par-72 course west of Honolulu.
 
Liu (pictured at right) is five shots back of co-leaders Harrison Kingsley of San Diego and Shiso Go of East Tennessee State, both with eight-under-par 136 totals. Kingsley added a 67 to his first-round 69 while Go has posted a 66 and 60.
 
Three other golfers share third place at 137.
 
Liu, playing with three other freshmen and a junior this week, carded five birdies and four bogeys Tuesday.
 
Nicholas Mok posted a 73 in the second round and is at even-par 144 and tied for 31st place while Luke Adam is in 78th place with a 150 total after a second round of 75.
 
Completing Cal Poly's scoring are Joseph Moles with a 77 for a 151 total and 89th place and Tanner Podres with an 81 for a 155 aggregate and 100th-place tie.
 
Cal Poly is 15th among 20 teams competing in the three-day 54-hole tournament, adding a 296 to Monday's 289 for a nine-over-par 585 total.
 
Tenth-ranked Louisville and 32nd-ranked East Tennessee State share the lead after 36 holes of play with 14-under-par 562 totals. Ole Miss, ranked No. 41, is third, two shots back of the co-leaders.
 
Liu's 10 birdies are sixth among the 114 golfers competing at Ewa Beach and is tied for 10th in par-3 scoring at even par.
 
Wednesday's final round begins at 8 a.m. HT (11 a.m. Pacific).