Men’s golf ends PGA West tournament tied for 6th

Ivan Vega

The Iowa State men’s golf team ended the final day of the Prestige at PGA West tournament Wednesday with a combined score of 862 (288-283-291) tied for sixth place along with No.8 Stanford..

The Cyclones ended just 10 strokes from first place winner No. 16 LSU. The Cyclones scored ahead of No. 27 Arizona State, but did not manage to beat Big 12 foes No. 11 Oklahoma and No. 5 Texas Tech.

Finishing round three resulted in both Nick Voke and Sam Vincent tied for 12th place. Both had consistency throughout the tournament.

“I feel a few things are going well and by doing a hard job, the scores are going to take care of themselves,” Vincent said.

Vincent scored the lowest score of the final round with a two under par score of 69. He finished for a career-low of a total of 212 (70-70-69) for a 54-hole tournament.

Nick Voke ended the day three over par but still managed a score of 74 for the last round. He finished the tournament 212 (69-69-74).

“[We] didn’t finish where we wanted but there’s a lot we take from it,” Voke said.

Ruben Sondjaja earned top-20 finish tying for 18th place with a score of 214 (69-71-74).

Denzel Ieremia scored 228 (77-73-78) tied for 63rd place and Tripp Kinney finished 226 (77-75-74).

“[I’m] pretty pleased,” head coach Andrew Tank said. “[We] feel it was a big improvement from our last event, and happy with the direction in which we are going in.”

The Cyclones will look to improve and hopefully place higher team wise and individually when they are back in action at the National Invitation Tournament, Feb. 27-28 in Tucson, Arizona.

“We want to come back from Arizona with silverware,” Voke said.