Iowa State men’s golf finishes second at the D.A. Weibring Invitational

Dean Berhow-Goll

Thanks to a duo of top five finishes from Nate McCoy and Borja Virto, the ISU men’s golf team finished second overall at this weekend’s D.A. Weibring Invitational.

McCoy seems to be hitting his stride, finishing in a tie for fifth overall this weekend along with winning last week’s meet at the VCU Shootout.

Virto showed outstanding composure in his first collegiate meet of the season, shooting rounds of 73, 76 and 73, placing him in a tie for fifth overall along with McCoy.

“I was very pleased with Virto’s play,” said coach Andrew Tank. “He demonstrated a lot of poise this weekend, and now he is another player who is going to be ready to play at a high level for us.”

Another bright spot for Iowa State was Michael Wuertz, who shot rounds of 78, 75 and 73, finishing in a tie for 15th overall.

With three meets behind them, the team and coaches feel more confident than ever. After this weekend’s meet there have now been four golfers place in the top 10 in each of the first three meets of the season.

“Now we have four golfers who have finished in the top 10 overall in this first part of the season,” Tank said. “I’m very pleased with how we have played.”

NCAA powerhouse Illinois won the tournament and was led by a trio of golfers who finished first, second and third, overall.

The Cyclones had their best finish of the season, coming in second place out of 18 teams.

The next meet for Iowa State is Oct. 25 and 26 at the Memphis Invitational.