Voke puts ISU men’s golf into top five after round two at NIT

Jack Bluhm

The second round of the National Invitational Tournament came to a close Monday evening and the field saw the ISU men’s golf team jump three spots to move into the top five.

The Cyclones shot a team score of 285 in the second round, which was good enough to get them in contention for a top five finish as they are currently in a tie for fourth place and eight shots behind the leader Santa Clara.

Nick Voke was the leader behind the Cyclones’ surge as he posted another sub-70 round with a 65 that included six birdies, an eagle and one bogey. Voke tied the school record for score in relation to par with his round on Monday. Only four Cyclones have posted a 7-under round before but Voke is in a league of his own as he is the only one to do it multiple times.

Voke’s history-making round was also able to vault him into first place overall with a total score of 133. Heading into the third and final round, Voke has a one shot lead over Santa Clara’s Hayden Shieh.

Three Cyclones, Denzel Ieremia, Jack Carter and Ruben Sondjaja, are all tied for 34th with their two round totals of 147. Ieremia shot a career-low 1-under par 71, while Sondjaja shot an even-par 72 and Carter shot a 5-over par 77.

Freshman Jon Hudson is in a tie for 68th with a 152 total as he tallied a 77 for his second round score.

Third and final round play is set for Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. Iowa State will be paired with its fourth place counterpart Wyoming and Texas El Paso, who is tied for sixth.