Men’s golf in seventh place after opening round at the NIT

Jack Bluhm

The first round of the National Invitational Tournament is in the books and the ISU men’s golf team is in the middle of the pack as they are tied for seventh place among 13 other teams.

The Cyclones shot a combined score of 288 in Tucson, AZ., for the opening round and are 10 shots behind the current leaders, Santa Clara and Nevada.

For individual scores, the Cyclones have two players currently in the top-10. Junior Nick Voke is in fourth place after shooting a 4-under 68. Voke was able to keep his scorecard clear of any bogeys and posted his 20th career sub-70 round, which is also his fourth this season.

Jack Carter, another junior for the Cyclones, is in a tie for ninth after his career best round with a 2-under 70. Carter fired off five birdies in a row on the back nine during round one to help him achieve his lowest round total.

As for the rest of the team, Ruben Sondjaja and Jon Hudson are tied for 52nd as they both posted a 75 for their first round and finishing up for the Cyclones is Denzel Ieremia, who is only one shot behind Sondjaja and Hudson with a 76, but is in a tie for 61st.

Second round play is scheduled for Monday and will be followed by the third and final round on Tuesday.