McCoy finishes fourth, leads Cyclones to eighth place

Dean Berhow-Goll

The ISU men’s golf team finished eighth out of 15 teams at the Adidas Hoosier Invitational this past weekend. The Cyclones finished with an 877 three-round total.

Running away with the tournament was the home team, Indiana, with an 852. After the Hoosiers, it was very tight with the second-place through eighth-place teams only being separated by 10 strokes.

For the Cyclones, Nate McCoy finished in a tie for fourth, carding rounds of 71, 69 and 72 for a 212 total, which was three strokes behind medalist Tyler Merkel of Ball State. Behind McCoy was sophomore Borja Virto with a 220, which tied him for 24th. Josh Bruder had a solid showing for his first collegiate meet, finishing with a 223, which was good enough to tie him for 37th.

“There aren’t a lot of positives to take away at first glance,” said coach Andrew Tank. “Any time you struggle, it’s a good chance to learn. So we’re just going to sit down this week with each guy and try to figure out what the missing pieces are.”

The ISU men’s golf team will have a quick turnaround for next weekend at the Hawkeye-TaylorMade/Adidas Invitational in Iowa City.