Iowa State heads to Arizona for Wyoming Cowboy Classic


Iowa State men’s golf head coach Andrew Tank watches the team practice at the Coldwater Golf Links on April 3.

Spencer Schultz

Iowa State men’s golf tees off at the Wyoming Cowboy Classic on Monday in the two-day, 25 team event. 

The Cyclones will look to recover from a disappointing week in South Carolina, where they finished in a tie for last place in The Hootie At Bulls Bay. As for the Wyoming Cowboy Classic, there’s opportunity for a good finish for the Cyclones.

San Diego State is the defending champion in the event, which also features No. 19 Kansas, No. 38 Nevada, amongst others. With that being said, the tournament seems to be wide open and presents the perfect chance for ISU to get back on track. 

Nate Vance will look to pick up where he left off last week, as he’s coming off a finish of tied for 21st. He was consistently the Cyclones’ best golfer in the three-day tournament, and they’ll need him once again in Chandler this week.

Lochlan Barker is certainly one to watch in this event, as he failed to finish in the top 70 in The Hootie. It was arguably the senior’s worst performance of the season, so he’s bound for a better finish in Arizona. Iowa State will need better performances from Josh Hetherington, Luke Gutschewski and Ricky Costello as well for a better finish. 

The forecast is looking favorable for the golfers as well, as the high temp on the two days is 86 and 91 with clear skies. The event concludes Tuesday, as the Cyclones will then head to Iowa City to close out the regular season in the Hawkeye Invitational.