Same score, improved standing for ISU men’s golf after two rounds

Mike Randleman

The score stayed the same, but the result improved for the ISU men’s golf team in the second round of the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate.

No. 49 Iowa State posted a second consecutive round of 295 to stand at 14-over-par for the tournament, 27 shots behind leader No. 16 Texas Tech.

Even though chances at team and individual titles are all but lost, Iowa State was able to climb to eighth place as the field’s scoring average increased from 75.00 to 76.32 between rounds one and two.

Iowa State only has one golfer inside the top 20, but its top four contributors are on the top half of the leaderboard to keep the Cyclones afloat for a realistic shot at a top-five team finish.

Sam Daley has been Iowa State’s steadiest player thus far with rounds of 73 and 72 to stand at one-over-par. He is tied for 18th place out of 127 golfers and is 11 shots off of the 10-under-par pace set by Clement Sordet of Texas Tech.

After 36 holes, Daley is the only Cyclone to avoid a double bogey or worse.

Making the biggest move on the day for Iowa State was Scott Fernandez, who climbed 41 spots to a tie for 44th place after an even-par round of 72.

Ruben Sondjaja joins Fernandez in 44th place after a 74 in the second round. They are five-over-par for the tournament.

One shot behind the duo of Fernandez and Sondjaja is Nick Voke, who is tied for 55th place after a 77 in round two.

Collin Foster’s round of 81 did not count toward team scoring. He is tied for 91st at 11-over-par.

Competing as an individual, Jack Carter is tied for 70th and at eight-over-par after posting an 80.

The third and final round from the Classic Club in Palm Desert, Calif. is set for Feb. 22.