Voke in pursuit of second straight victory, ISU men’s golf in fourth

Mike Randleman

The Desert Shootout held true to its name as Iowa State and a host of other teams are well under par with one round to go.

At the Palm Valley Golf Course in Goodyear, Ariz., the Cyclones are at 17-under-par after posting rounds of 280 and 279. They are on pace to break their season record for best score in relation to par, but still face a nine-shot deficit to Kansas in what has been a birdie barrage.

Nick Voke, fresh off a win at the General Hackler Championship on March 10, is near the top again.

With rounds of 67 and 70, the sophomore is tied for fourth place and is two shots off the lead with one round remaining.

Also tied for fourth is his senior teammate, Sam Daley. After hanging near the middle of the pack at two-under-par through 27 holes, Daley posted a 31 on the back nine in round two to surge up the leaderboard with a 66 after a 71 in round one.

Tied in 31st place at one-under-par are senior Scott Fernandez (72+71) and redshirt junior Collin Foster (70+73).

Sophomore Ruben Sondjaja is tied for 43rd out of 85 golfers after rounds of 74 and 72.

Sophomore Jack Carter is competing as an individual and is tied for 67th place. He posted rounds of 77 and 74 and is at seven-over-par.

The third and final round is set to begin at 9:30 a.m. CDT. Iowa State (-17) will tee off with fifth-place Idaho (-10) and sixth-place Colorado State (-5).