Fernandez finishes 13th against world’s best amateurs


Scott Fernandez

Brian Freda

While the men’s golf team practiced among breezy corn fields, one player found himself driving a ball out of tee boxes in Antalya, Turkey.

ISU sophomore Scott Fernandez, a native of Spain, was recently selected to represent his home country in the World Amateur.

Held from Oct. 4-7, this year’s world amateur consisted of 72 countries competing as teams, featuring the best amateur golfers in the world.

Fernandez finished as an individual tied for 13th place, helping Spain tie for ninth overall. Shooting rounds of 68-72-79 with a 54 hole total of 209, Fernandez placed 10 strokes over the amateur’s individual champion Sebastian Vazquez of Mexico.

Vazquez finished with a total of 199, beating the world’s top-ranked amateur Chris Williams of the United States (Wash.) by just one stroke.

Fernandez who was absent from the Cyclone’s last two tournaments will be back to represent Iowa State in the Bridgestone Collegiate, Oct. 27-28.