Iowa State rallies for top-10 finish at The Prestige


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Iowa State men’s golf Head Coach Andrew Tank (left) and Assistant Coach Chad Keohane (right) spectate the men’s golf practice round at Coldwater Golf Links on April 3.

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After a rough round one and rough start to round two, the Cyclones were feeling down about their chances of a come-back. However, they regrouped, regathered and refocused during day three, which led them to a top-10 finish.

Iowa State was finished with the front nine of round two before the round was called due to darkness. The Cyclones finished that round on day three before they began the third round. The Cyclones final score of round two was 301. Round three is where they really found their footing when they scored 293.

The Cyclones were once tied for third during round three, just one stroke behind second place. They slowly fell back into the pack where they ended up finishing ninth while tying with SMU. Lachlan Barker led the way for Iowa State with a score of +7 in round two and +10 in round three. He tied for 22nd place, while hitting four birdies in round three.

Josh Hetherington and Jake Slocum were next for the Cyclones as they both tied for 39th. Hetherington had a combined six birdies in rounds two and three, while Slocum managed three in both of those rounds.

Luke Gutschewski followed in the rankings with a finish in 59th place. Gutschewski had a rough second and third round with six bogeys and one double bogey. Nate Vance then finished up tied for 92nd. Vance added three birdies to his tally before the night was over.

Iowa State tied for third out of all 24 teams with 40 birdies total. With ups, there are also downs, as Iowa State was in the bottom five for total pars with 145. 

The Cyclones are back in action March 7-8 for The Colleton River Collegiate.