Iowa State men’s golf continue season in the Northern Intercollegiate.


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Senior Scott Fernandez talks with ISU golf coach Andrew Tank at practice on April 14.

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The Iowa State men’s golf team return to action in the Northern Intercollegiate hosted by Northern Illinois University in Sugar Grove, Illinois at Rich Harvest Farms.

This will mark the second time Iowa State has competed in the Northern Intercollegiate since the 2012-13 season when the Cyclones finished in ninth place.

Then-sophomore Scott Fernandez finished tied for second, posting a 219 (74-74-71).

While this is the second time the Cyclones are in this competition under coach Andrew Tank’s tenure, the site is not new to the team.

Last season, the men’s golf team competed in Sugar Grove for the NCAA Championship, posting a 875 (293-285-297) to be tied for 18th.

Among those competing in last year’s roster were Denzel Ieremia, Tripp Kinney and Sam Vincent.

All three competed in last week’s Badger Invitational.

Ieremia is coming off an 11th career sub-70 card, and his seventh career top-10 showing.

All attention to the Cyclone’s younger roster which includes freshman Lachlan Barker, who had a 214 (72-70-72) scoring 11 birdies on his collegiate debut and tied for 15th.

Confirmed opponents for this tournament are Marquette, Wisconsin, Eastern Kentucky and Northern Illinois.

The forecast for the tournament is expected to be in the low 90 degrees. A complete change over the standard 70s that the Cyclones are practicing with in their training facility in Ames.

The Cyclones will hit the links on Sunday, Sept. 24, to Monday, Sept. 25.