Iowa State Ninth, McCoy Fifth at NCAA Regional
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - The Iowa State men's golf team is in ninth place after two rounds at the NCAA Bowling Green Regional. The Cyclones improved their placing by carding an even-par 288 this afternoon at The Club at Olde Stone in Bowling Green, Ky.
Iowa State is at 593 through two rounds, 10 strokes behind fifth-place Virginia Tech (583), the final qualifying team if the tournament ended today. UCLA is in first place at 571.
Iowa State senior Nate McCoy was outstanding today, carding a 68 to move him into a tie for fifth at 141. McCoy's round featured four birdies and no bogeys. It was the eighth sub-70 round of the season for the Cyclone star and his 68 equals the school record for lowest score in a NCAA postseason event (Ben Herrera- 2010).
Freshman Sam Daley leaped into a tie for 26th (148) with a 2-under 70 this afternoon. Daley had four birdies and an eagle today. Borja Virto is currently in a tie for 34th at 150 thanks to an even-par 72 this afternoon.
The third and final round will begin tomorrow morning. The top five teams will advance to the NCAA Championships, May 29-June 3 at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif. The top individual not among the top-five teams advancing will also earn a spot.
1. UCLA 284-287=571
2. Texas A&M 295-278=573
3. Chattanooga 294-281=575
4. Memphis 295-287=582
5. Virginia Tech 297-286=583
6. Colorado State 294-293=587
8. Clemson 295-295=590
9. Iowa State 305-288=593
10. Arkansas 302-292=594
North Texas 295-299=594
12. Jacksonville State 308-305=613
13. Pennsylvania 313-304=617
14. Alabama State 319-322=641
Iowa State Scores
T5. Nate McCoy 73-68=141
T26. Sam Daley 78-70=148
T34. Borja Virto 78-72=150
T51. Scott Fernandez 76-78=154
T64. Duncan Croudis 79-79=158
1. Pedro Figueiredo, UCLA 68-69=137
2. Stephan Jaeger, Chattanooga 70-67=137
3. Scott Vincent, Virginia Tech 70-69=139