Cal Poly Shootout Slated to Start Monday at Cypress Ridge Golf Course

Cal Poly Shootout Slated to Start Monday at Cypress Ridge Golf Course

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – The Cypress Ridge Golf Course on the Nipomo Mesa will be the site of the Cal Poly Shootout, a 10-team men's golf tournament slated for a three-day run Sunday through Tuesday.

The event will use a different scoring format, utilizing the top five scores of six-man teams. The vast majority of college tournaments use the top four scores of fine-man teams. Cal Poly has played in a few tournaments using the top five scores in recent seasons at Fresno and Long Beach.

Cal Poly is one of five Big West Conference teams in the event, used primarily as a final tune-up for the Big West Conference Championship, to be held May 1-3 at the Sandpiper Golf Club in Santa Barbara.

Other Big West teams in the field include Long Beach State, CSUN, UC Santa Barbara and UC Irvine.

Rounding out the field are Weber State, North Dakota State, CSU Bakersfield, New Mexico State and Belhaven of Jackson, Miss. Belhaven hosted the Smith Motors Invitational at Black Lake Golf Course in Nipomo a year ago.

UCLA will send some individuals as well.

Cal Poly's top six golfers will be Justin De Los Santos (pictured at top, left), Cole Nygren (pictured at top, right), Jesse Yap, Grady Smith, Jimmy Castles and Jordan Wright.

Mustangs competing as individuals are Thomas Lehman, Court Lewis and Nick Engelhardt.

De Los Santos and Nygren have identical 72.4 scoring averages for the Mustangs this season with 1,883 strokes over 26 rounds. De Los Santos has three top-10 finishes while Nygren has finished in the top 20 seven times with one top-10 finish.

Yap averages 72.8 strokes per round, followed by Smith at 72.9 and Castles at 73.3.

A practice round is scheduled for Sunday at 2 p.m., followed by a team banquet. Two rounds of play are scheduled for Monday at 8:30 a.m., followed by a team dinner, with the final round slated for Tuesday at 8 a.m. The barbecue and awards ceremony will follow.

The course measures 6,815 yards with 72 as par.