ISU men’s golf matches, breaks records in Arizona


Richard Martinez/Iowa State Daily

Sam Daley, senior from Australia, warms up for practice at Iowa State’s golf performance facility south of campus. The men’s golf team prepared for the Badger Invitational in Madison, Wisconsin, making it the first Big 10 tournament the team will play on the road this season. Iowa State placed second overall with a score of 872, just one stroke behind winners Sam Houston State with 871.

Mike Randleman

The ISU men’s golf team ended up eight shots off the pace at the Desert Shootout in Goodyear, Ariz., to take second place. Nonetheless, records were matched and set in what resulted in a 27-under-par finish:

– Iowa State’s 54-hole team total of 837 sets the program record by one shot, which was previously recorded at the 2011 Desert Shootout.

– Sam Daley finished the tournament with a 206, which tied his career low 54-hole total. He placed in a tie for second.

– In the first round, Daley also matched his career low round of 66.

– On the strength of a 66 in the final round, Scott Fernandez finished in a tie for 10th place, extending his number of career top-10s to 26.