Heavy competition tests the Cyclones men’s golf team


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Senior golfer Sam Daley works on his swing at practice on April 14.

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The first day at the Arizona Intercollegiate was full of great competition. The Cyclones only were able to get through one round of play due to unforeseen darkness.

After the first round, Iowa State is placed 14th out of 18 teams with 325 strokes. The Cyclones are 22 strokes behind Baylor who is ending today in the lead, and just 13 behind Santa Clara, ranked 25th in the nation by Golfstat, who’s in seventh place.

Tripp Kinney, a sophomore from Waukee, Iowa, is leading the Cyclones with a score of 77 and is currently tied for 17th. 

Frank Lindwall, a freshman from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, shot nine over par and Sam Vincent, sophomore from New Zealand, shot 17 over par. Closely behind them is redshirt senior Denzel Ieremia who shot a 12 over par, and Danny Daniels, a freshman from England, shot 14 over par.

With round two being suspended due to darkness, tee off will start Tuesday morning at 8 a.m.