Men’s golf in eighth place after two rounds in Louisiana


Junior Ruben Sondjaja practices his chipping for his next golf match. The Iowa State golf team practiced on October 7th, 2015 at their new course.

Mike Randleman

Two rounds are in the books at the David Toms Intercollegiate where the ISU men’s golf team finds itself on the outside looking in of title contention.

After team scores of 11-over par 299 and 27-over-par 315, No. 69 Iowa State is in eighth place out of 14 teams and trails leader No. 40 Louisiana State by 36 strokes.

In the individual portion of the event, Iowa State only has one golfer on the upper half of the leaderboard, and that is junior Nick Voke.

Voke, with rounds of 71 and 76 at the University Club in Baton Rouge, La., is at three-over-par for the event and is nine shots off the pace set by Eric Ricard of LSU.

With round remaining, Voke is in striking distance of a third-straight top-five result as he trails a trio of golfers tied for fifth at even-par.

Ruben Sondjaja and Collin Foster are both tied for 42nd place out of 75, though they took different routes to get there.

Sondjaja posted rounds of 71 and 86 for his season low and high round in one day, while Foster was more level with scores of 76 and 79.

In a tie for 57th is Jack Carter, who recorded rounds of 81 and 78.

Freshman Conner Koberg made his debut in the starting lineup and shot an 81 and an 82 to sit in a tie for 68th place.

Third and final round play is set for Sunday with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Iowa State will compete alongside seventh-place Louisiana-Lafayette (+36) and DePaul (+40), which is tied for ninth.