Iowa State finishes 14th at Arizona Intercollegiate


Junior Nick Voke practices his putting on the team’s new putting green. The Iowa State golf team practiced on October 7th, 2015 at their new course.

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The first tournament of the spring 2018 season has finished for the Iowa State men’s golf team. The Cyclones took on highly ranked competitors in the Arizona Intercollegiate tournament such as Texas A&M, Baylor and California.

The darkness stoppage on Monday forced the second round of play to be pushed to 8 a.m. on Tuesday. After the second and final day of golf, the Cyclones finished 14th out of the 18 teams in Tucson, Arizona.

The Arizona Wildcats would take this one on their home course with a 862 score. That is only 2 strokes ahead of Texas A&M, a team ranked fourth in the nation by Golfstat.

Iowa State ended the three rounds with a 919 score, but greatly improved their score from the first round on Monday.

Sophomore Tripp Kinney ended the Arizona Collegiate tied with three others for the 41st spot with a score of 226. 

Denzel Ieremia upgraded his placement on the scoresheet moving from the 75th spot to the 60th giving the redshirt senior a score of 231.

Although Frank Lindwall and Sam Vincent had slight drops in rankings on the second day, their individual scores improved from the first round of play.

The Cyclones will have three weeks before their next test at the Prestige at PGA West. The tournament will be held in La Quinta, California, from Feb. 19-21.