Cyclones victorious at ASU Thunderbird Invitational

Jack Bluhm

The ISU men’s golf team has gone back-to-back with two tournament wins in a row. The Cyclones won the ASU Thunderbird Invitational by one shot over No. 13 California on Sunday afternoon.

Iowa State came into the final round with a slim lead, but shot a total score of 282 to hold on to its second team victory in as many tries. The Cyclones carded the second-lowest 54-hole team score in school history with a three round total of 832.

The Cyclones, who were champions at the Desert Shootout in Goodyear, Arizona, two weeks ago, were one shot better than California at 833 and sneaked by No. 22 San Diego State by three shots at 835. No. 5 Arizona State finished in fourth place with a total of 836.

Three players had top-11 performances for the Cyclones and Nick Voke was the one who lead the way. Voke shot a final round 65, going 6-under over his last 15 holes. Voke finished second overall, but broke the Iowa State 54-hole school mark with a total score of 201, earning him his fifth top-10 finish of the season and the 13th of his career. Voke shot all three rounds under 70 and is averaging 68 strokes over his last six rounds.

Sophomore Denzel Ieremia earned his second straight top-10 finish by placing sixth with a total score of 205 and junior Ruben Sondjaja carded a total of 211, which was good enough for a tie at 11th place.

The Cyclones’ next tournament is April 16-17 at the Hawkeye Invitational.