Men’s golf ties for fourth in Tucson

Mike Randleman

Entering the final round, the ISU men’s golf team had one of its best chances to take home its first team title since 2012 but could not break through in Arizona.

An eight-over-par final round total of 292 dropped No. 43/44 Iowa State (Golfweek/Golfstat) from second place to a tie for fourth. What began as a two-shot deficit to No. 29/25 Arizona State ended at seventeen as Arizona State cruised to a victory.

For Iowa State, individual titles were on the line as well.

Senior Scott Fernandez began the final round three shots off the pace, with sophomore teammate Nick Voke one shot further back.

In what was a day to forget for Iowa State, neither were able to put the finishing touches on what was a successful tournament for the duo.

Fernandez finished with a one-over-par total of 72, which was good enough to tie for sixth-place out of 88 golfers. By tying for sixth, Fernandez added to his program record for top-10 finishes, which now stands at 24.

Voke finished with a 75 after two sub-par rounds to begin the tournament. As a result, he finished in a tie for eighteenth place.

Iowa State will next compete at the Wyoming Desert Classic on Feb. 20 in Palm Desert, Calif.