Fernandez selected to PING Central All-Region team


ISU golfer Scott Fernandez practices for the upcoming match on Monday, Sept. 10, at Cold Water Golf Field.

Alex Gookin

ISU men’s golfer Scott Fernandez added another accomplishment to his fast-growing resume after being selected to the PING Central All-Region team on Tuesday. Fernandez is one of three Cyclones ever to be named to the team.

He was also one of 26 golfers selected by the Golf Coaches Association of America to the 2013 team.

The selection comes after a record-breaking sophomore season, which ended with a 13th place finish at the NCAA Columbus Regional. Fernandez also set the school record for lowest stroke average with a 71.27 mark this season, breaking Nate McCoy’s 71.65 record from last season.

Fernandez was considered one of the top collegiate golfers in the nation this past season, making the Ben Hogan Award watch list and being chosen as one of ten players to represent Europe in the Palmer Cup. He is currently ranked No. 9 nationally by Golfstat.com and No. 18 by Golfweek.com.

Fernandez plans to compete in many events this summer and will be back in the United States to compete in the Palmer Cup in Wilmington, Del., starting June 7-9.