Facts and figures on Scott Fernandez’s victory in Tucson

Mike Randleman

Scott Fernandez found the winner’s circle at the National Invitational Tournament for his second victory of the season and the fourth of his collegiate career.

What was once a one-shot lead for Fernandez midway through the final round turned into a seven-shot rout as the senior posted four consecutive birdies on the back nine to ease his way to a win.

Below are some facts and figures on Fernandez’s performance in Tucson, Ariz.:

– Fernandez became the first Cyclone to earn medalist honors twice in a season since Nate McCoy won twice during the 2011-12 season. Fernandez’s first win of the season came at the Badger Invitational on Sept. 30.

– With a 66 in the second round, Fernandez posted his second lowest round as a Cyclone. His round included five straight birdies and was the lowest of 83 golfers in round two.

– His tournament total of 205 tied for the fourth-lowest 54-hole total in program history.

– In his victory, Fernandez fended off three top-50 players in Golfweek’s individual rankings, including No. 10 Gavin Green of New Mexico. Fernandez entered the event ranked No. 169.