Daley breaks program record, ISU men’s golf finishes fourth at Big 12s

Mike Randleman

Over 20 years had passed since an ISU men’s golfer finished inside the top-five at the Big 12 Championship until Sam Daley broke the spell.

With a two-under-par total of 286, Daley finished in second place to lead Iowa State to a fourth-place finish at the Big 12 Championship.

As a team, No. 47 Iowa State posted a 15-over-par total of 1167 to finish nine shots behind champion No. 18 Texas.

With three of five starters shooting under par in the final round, the Cyclones played their best golf on Sunday, posting a four-under-par total of 284.

Freshman Nick Voke was the top-ranked Cyclone with a four-under-par round of 68, the second-best 18-hole score for the tournament.

Fellow freshman Ruben Sondjaja posted a final-round 70 and joined Voke in finishing tied for ninth place with a tournament total of 293.

Daley was the third Cyclone to go under par, posting a 71 to jump from a tie for third to a solo second place finish. Daley now has the highest finish at the Big 12 Championship in program history.

Rounding out the starting lineup, junior Scott Fernandez shot a 75 in the final round to finish tied for 25th-place, while redshirt sophomore Collin Foster shot a 79 to finish in 40th place.

Iowa State will next compete at the NCAA Regional championships on May 15-17. The Cyclones will know their destination and competition when the 81-team field is announced live on the Golf Channel at 9 a.m. May 5.