ISU men’s golf jumps out to quick start before rain suspends round one of NCAA Championship


ISU men’s golf team begins to prepare for future tournaments as the colder weather begins to subside providing favorable conditions on the green. 

Mike Randleman

Competing in its first national championship in 61 years, the ISU men’s golf team will have to wait one more day to complete its first round.

A rain-filled day in Hutchinson, Kan., suspended much of the first-round action at the NCAA Championship, but the ISU men’s golf team made the most of the little time it had out on the course.

Only 15 of the 30 teams in the field began their rounds, but the Cyclones find themselves in second place at two-under par and one stroke behind front-running Oregon.

Iowa State took advantage of the soft conditions at Prairie Dunes Country Club, making four birdies in a combined 14 holes as a team.

Junior Scott Fernandez and junior Sam Daley are both at one-under-par, through one and two holes, respectively.

Redshirt sophomore Collin Foster and freshman Ruben Sondjaja are at even-par and completed three and four holes, respectively.

The fifth starter, freshman Jack Carter, is at one-over-par through three holes.

First-round play will resume at 7 a.m. on May 24. Weather and daylight permitting, the second round will also begin upon completion of round one.

More rain and scattered thunderstorms in Hutchinson are expected throughout the day.