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Martin and Doherty Lead the Charge in Final Round at Cal Poly



ARROYO GRANDE, Calif. After sitting in ninth place after two rounds, the DePaul golf team moved up the leaderboard and finished fourth at the Cal Poly Invitational. Nick Martin fired a season-best 67 on Friday while Greg Doherty totaled a 68 in the final round to lead the Blue Demons.

Doherty’s 68 followed rounds of 75 and 78 on Thursday for a total of 221. He finished in a tie for 12th overall and was followed in the team standings by Cory Blenkush in a group at 16th. Blenkush totaled a three-round score of 223 (75-74-74). Martin and Michael Furci finished in a tie for 26th overall with 228’s. Martin’s 67 followed rounds of 78 and 83 on Thursday while Furci posted rounds of 76, 77 and 75. Ben Westley tallied a three-round of 230 (74-81-75) to finish in a tie for 33rd.

Individually, Charles Boucher was 18th with rounds of 74, 75 and 75 for a 224 and Paul Watt finished in a group at 53rd with a tournament total of 240 (78-83-79).

British Colombia entered the final round of play trailing host Cal Poly by 14 strokes and posted a tournament-best team score of 280 to win the tournament. Cal Poly was second, Sacramento State finished in third followed by the Blue Demons in fourth. The fourth-place finish for the Blue Demons was the highest this season.

Sacramento State’s Scott DeBorba won the tournament on the 6,818-yard, par-72 course. He claimed the individual title in a one hole playoff with Cal Poly’s Geoff Gonzalez.

The Blue Demons return from California and travel to Huntington, W. Va., on April 3-4 for the Marshall Invitational before the adidas Hoosier Invitational in Bloomington, Ind., April 11-12.