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Cal Poly Men Finish Fifth, Women Fourth in Firestone Grill Invite

Cal Poly Men Finish Fifth, Women Fourth in Firestone Grill Invite

NIPOMO, Calif. -- Asia Adell and Kirsten Locke finished in the top 10 as the Cal Poly women's golf team earned a fourth-place finish among seven teams competing in the fourth annual Firestone Grill Collegiate Invitational, which ended a 54-hole, two-day run Monday at the Monarch Dunes Golf Course.

Adell carded a final-round 76 for a 229 total and a fourth-place finish while Locke finished with an 81 for a 230 total and sixth place.

Cal Poly scored a four-person 54-hole 939 total on the 6,014-yard par-71 course, following rounds of 313 and 312 on Sunday with a 314 Monday.

Cal State Fullerton claimed the women's team title with a 917 total, followed by Seattle at 921 and Cal State Northridge at 934.

Individual honors went to Caitlin McCleary of Seattle with a final-round 74 and a four-over-par 217 total. She carded a first-round no-bogey 66 Sunday morning, followed by a 77 Sunday afternoon.

Tisha Alyn Abrea of Cal State Fullerton shot a 74 Monday for a 226 total and second place, followed by Neomi Hunt, also of Cal State Fullerton, with a 76 and 228 total.

Cal Poly's Morgan Thomas finished 17th with rounds of 82, 77 and 79 for a 238 total whole Alex Phillips was 24th with a 243 total and Caitlin Farley 33rd at 251. Competing as an individual, Laura Howard was 19th with a 241 total.

Adell (pictured above) led all 41 women golfers in par-4 scoring at plus-1 and Locke was fifth at plus-8. Adell was fourth with her six birdies and fifth with her 32 pars.

Cal State Fullerton also claimed the men's team title with an 861 total following a final-round 291 on the 6,810-yard, par-71 layout. Utah Valley was second at 879 while Seattle and UC Riverside shared third place at 882.

Cal Poly amassed an 890 total for fifth place, led by Grant Martens, the lone top-20 Mustang finisher with rounds of 73, 73 and 76 for a nine-over-par 222 total, tied for 20th place with two other golfers.

Bryce Greeley and Scott Patterson shared 23rd place with 223 totals while Justin Haley fired a final-round 72 and finished 29th with a 225 total. Chris Satterwhite was 41st at 229.

Cal Poly's B team beat the top squad by four strokes Monday with a 294 total, settling for ninth place in the 10-team field with a 909 total.

Matt Yount shot a 70 Monday for a 226 total while Derick Strain checked in with a 71, also finishing at 226 and tied for 32nd place with Yount.

Greeley was second in the field in par-3 scoring at minus-2 while Patterson was second in par-4 scoring at even par. Martens topped the 62-golfer field with 38 pars.

UCLA golfers claimed the top two positions in the final individual standings.

Pedro Figueiredo posted rounds of 73, 71 and 67 for a 211 total and a one-shot victory over Bruin teammate Preston Valder, who blitzed through the first round Sunday with a 65 and followed with a 73 and 74 for his 212 total.

Jason Semthiti of UC Riverside also finished at 212, tied for second place with Valder, after rounds of 71, 70 and 71.

The Cal Poly men's team returns to action Oct. 17-18 at the Bill Cullum Invitational hosted by Cal State Northridge at Wood Ranch Golf Club in Simi Valley while the Mustang women will compete in the Santa Clara Invitational on Oct. 24-25 at Silver Creek Golf Club in San Jose.