Cyclone golf signs four on National Signing Day [UPDATED]


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Part of the men’s golf team talks and prepares to tee off on the first hole on April 5, 2019, at Coldwater Golf Links.

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Update, 1:04 p.m. Thursday, November 14: This article has been updated to reflect the signings of Jake Slocum and Bailey Arnott to the Cyclones’ 2020 recruiting class.

The Iowa State golf team picked up four additions to next year’s team in Austrian Lukas Pany, in-state talent Brock Barnhart from Cedar Rapids, as well as Jake Slocum from Idaho and Bailey Arnott from Australia.

Aside from the distance that separates them, they all came for similar reasons: the facilities and the coaches. They will look to make an immediate impact on the team as senior powerhouses Tripp Kinney and Samuel Vincent will likely be leaving Iowa State at the end of this season.

Pany and Arnott both come to the Cyclones internationally. This adds two more names to a storied history of Cyclone golf’s ability able to recruit from other parts of the world. They currently have two golfers also from Australia, one from New Zealand and one from England.

The Cyclones have also had success recruiting within their own state. Native Iowans like Barnhart are also present on the current roster with Kinney from Waukee and Frank Lindwall from Cedar Rapids.

Jake Slocum comes to Iowa State to be a student-athlete, and while Idaho is a somewhat unique place on this roster, it shows just how far the coaches have been willing to go to maximize their recruiting and build a strong team.