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Yoshitake Leads Mustang Golfers to Eighth Place in Folino Invitational

Yoshitake Leads Mustang Golfers to Eighth Place in Folino Invitational

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. -- Junior Taylor Yoshitake became the seventh Cal Poly woman golfer to card a 71, one shot off the school record, in the final round of the Folino Invitational on Tuesday on the Babe Didrikson Course of the Industry Hills Golf Club at Pacific Palms.

Yoshitake's par performance helped the Mustangs climb one position into eighth place with a four-person 307 total on the 6,067-yard course. The Mustangs posted a 54-hole 90-over-par 942 total.

Gonzaga led from wire to wire for the team title with a 902 total, followed by tournament host Cal State Fullerton at 913 and UC Riverside at 917. There were 12 schools in the three-day event.

Yoshitake (pictured at right), who twice has tied the school record with 70s and had a 71 in April 2011, finished in a tie for 14th place with an 18-over-par 231 total. She steadily improved from round to round, opening with an 84 Sunday and following with a 76 Monday.

Yoshitake finished in the top 10 in both par-3 and par-4 scoring, posting even par on the par-3 holes and nine over par on the par-4s.

Junior Asia Adell, who carded an opening-round 77, rebounded from Monday's 85 with a 73 Tuesday for a 235 total and 24th place while Madison Hirsch checked in with a final-round 79 for a 241 total and 35th place.

Drew Thomas had an 85 Tuesday for a 244 total and 43rd place while Kirsten Locke recorded an 84 for a 245 total and 45th place.

Thomas notched eight birdies in the tournament, tied for fourth place, while Yoshitake had 33 pars, tied for No. 6. Hirsch was even par on the par-3 holes.

Competing as an individual, Montana Kosty also finished in 45th place with a final-round 77 and a 245 total.

Raychelle Santos of Gonzaga overtook second-round leader Aram Choi of Portland State for the individual title. Santos fired a final-round 70 for a five-over-par 218 total, one stroke ahead of Choi, who finished with a 72. Victoria Fallgren of Gonzaga was third at 222.

Cal Poly returns to action March 2-3 at the Red Rocks Invitational hosted by Northern Arizona at the Oakcreek Country Club in Sedona, Arizona.