Iowa State’s historic day leads to a third-place finish at Austin Regional


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Nick Voke, seen here in October 2014, is one stroke off of the individual lead with one round to play at the 2015 Gopher Invitational on Sept. 13-14

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The Iowa State golf team wrapped up play at the NCAA Austin Regional Wednesday with one of its best performances ever.

Entering the day in third place among the 14 teams in attendance — and knowing the top five teams qualify for the Championship — the Cyclones knew there was a lot on the line Wednesday.

They didn’t disappoint.

Iowa State stormed past Ole Miss with a historic 21-under par score as a team to finish in third place.

Iowa State’s 21-under was by far the best in the field on all three days of the tournament. Oklahoma State’s 14-under was the closest.

The Cyclones trimmed 29 strokes off their Tuesday score of 292.

Senior Nick Voke was the key to Iowa State’s success. He set a course record and school record with his 10-under par score of 61.

Voke finished with the best score of any individual golfer at the Regional, topping Texas’ Doug Ghim by five strokes.

The strong finish means Iowa State will participate in the NCAA Championship. The Championship will be May 26-31 in Sugar Grove, Illinois.