ISU men’s golf in 13th place in California

Mike Randleman

Jack Carter led the ISU men’s golf team in round one of the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate, but at the same time, he did not.

With a round of 72, Carter is tied for 26th place and was the only ISU golfer to record a round of par or better. Despite beating his five other teammates, he was not included in the ISU starting lineup and his scores are only eligible for the individual portion of the event.

In the team’s practice round on Feb. 19, Collin Foster beat out Carter for the fifth and final spot that has been up for grabs for much of the season. 

Though No. 49 Iowa State was unable to count Carter’s score, the drop-off was minimal as all four qualifying scores were no worse than three-over-par.

As a result, the Cyclones posted a seven-over-par round of 295, good for 13th place out of 24 teams and 14 shots behind No. 16 Texas Tech, who leads the way at seven-under-par.

Officially leading Iowa State in round one were Sam Daley and Nick Voke, who both posted rounds of 73 and are tied for 37th place out of 128 golfers. They are six shots off the pace set by UC-Santa Barbara’s Zach Smith.

One shot behind Daley and Voke is Collin Foster, who is tied for 50th place.

With a 75, Ruben Sondjaja is tied for 62nd.

Iowa State’s leader in scoring average, Scott Fernandez, finished at five shots better than his average with a 77. He is tied for 85th place.

The second round will begin Feb. 21, with the final round set for Feb. 22 from the Classic Club in Palm Desert, Calif.