Ping All-Central Region ... ISU’s leader in stroke average (71.79), the fourth-best single-season scoring mark in school history ... led the team in top-10 finishes with seven ... posted six sub-70 rounds, including two 65s ... ISU’s career leader in top-10 finishes (21) and stroke average (72.16) ... ranked No. 75 in the Golfstat rankings and No. 95 in Golfweek ... notched top-11 finishes in six of the last eight tournaments ... made it through the U.S. Open local qualifier in May ... tied for 82nd at the NCAA Championship (70-76-71=217) ... tied for sixth at the NCAA Columbia Regional (72-71-66=209), the best finish by a Cyclone in NCAA Regional history ... his 209 tied the ISU record for lowest 54-hole score in NCAA postseason play ... tied for 25th at the Big 12 Championship (299) ... posted best finish of the year at the Hawkeye Invitational as the runner up (211) ... finished seventh (65-70-73=208) at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational ... his 54-hole tally of 208 is his lowest on the season ... fired a bogey-free 6-under 65 in round one at the Thunderbird Invite to tie his career best 18-hole score ... tied for fifth at the General Hackler Invite (220) ... started the spring strong with a top-10 finish at the Desert Intercollegiate (71-70-71=212) ... represented Spain at the Spirit International Amateur Championship ... tied for third at the David Toms Intercollegiate at 215 ... tied for fourth at the Regional Preview (73-70-68=210) ... named to 2nd team pre-season All-American team by Golfweek ... finished third at the European Amateur ... missed the match play portion of the U.S. Amateur by one stroke ... competed in the British Amateur ... played in the Palmer Cup for Europe, winning 1 1/2 points for his team.
One of the best golfers in the nation ... All-Big 12 First-Team selection ... Second-Team All-American by Golfweek and Ping (CGAA) ... Ping All-Central Region pick ... Iowa State Male Athlete of the Year ... a Ben Hogan Award Watch List member, the first Cyclone ever to make the list ... named to the European Palmer Cup team ... one of five Cyclones in school history to earn an individual bid to a NCAA Regional, tying for 13th ... led all Cyclones with a school-record 71.27 stroke average, finishing in the top-five in seven of his 10 meets and in the top top-10 in eight of 10 tournaments ... ranked sixth nationally by Golfstat, the highest ranking ever by a Cyclone ... ranked 18th nationally by Golfweek ... ranked 39th in the World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR) ... his 71.27 stroke average broke the ISU single-season school record (Nate McCoy, 71.65 in 2012) ... season record was 708-50-12 and was 9-4-2 vs. top-25-ranked golfers ... had 109 birdies and four eagles ... tied for seventh at the Big 12 Championship (217), becoming just the third Cyclone to place in the top-10 at the Big 12 Championship ... tied for first at the Furman Intercollegiate with a 209 ... fired a season-low 203 (69-65-69) at the ASU Thunderbird Invite, the second-lowest tournament total in school history, to place runner-up ... tied for third at the UTSA Invitational at 211 ... finished fall season ranked 10th nationally by Golfweek and 11th by Golfstat ... recorded runner-up finishes in the first two tournaments (Northern Intercollegiate; VCU Shootout) ... shot a 214 at the VCU Shootout to finish second after winning the title as a freshman in 2011 ... tied for third at the Bridgestone Collegiate with a 212 ... tied for 13th in the World Amateur, helping Spain tie for ninth ... placed first overall at the 2013 Men’s Canary Island Amateur Championships. ... won World University Championship with the Spanish Team placing 5th individually ... Placed 2nd at the Spanish Amateur.
Second on the team in stroke average at 73.18, the third-best rookie stroke average in school history ... played in all 40 rounds ... tallied six top-10 finishes and finished in the top-10 in four of his last six tournaments ... tallied six sub-70 rounds, including carding a pair of 66s ... ended the year ranking 193rd nationally by Golfweek ... tied for fifth at the Border Olympics with a 217 ... finished sixth at the LSU Invitational (214) ...tied for fifth at the Hawkeye Invite at 211 (70-70-71) ... played in all five fall tournaments, ranking second on the team in stroke average at 72.57 ... placed in the top-10 in two fall tournaments ... earned medalist honors at the VCU Shootout, carding a 205, tying for the fourth-best 54-hole score in school history ... his first-round 66 was the second-lowest score (6-under) in relation to par ... became the first Cyclone rookie to win a tournament since 2002 ... notched his second career top-10 by carding a 211 at the Firestone Invite to tie for seventh ... helped the team victory at the Bridgestone Collegiate by tying for 15th.
Was a member of the Spanish National Team since 2007 ... ranked second in Spain’s under 18 players ... shot 7-under par 135 to claim medalist honors at the 2011 European Amateur Team Championships in Portugal ... won medalist honors at the Junior National Championship (under 21) ... coached by Salvador Luna and Rafael La Chica ... graduate of IES Ortega y Gasset.
Born August 3, 1992 ... son of Fermin and Julie Fernandez ... marketing major ... has one sister, Gina.
Fernandez Quick Facts
Driver: Ping Rapture v2
Irons: Ping S56
Putter: Scotty Cameron
Ball: Titleist pro Vx
Favorite Course: The Country Club in Brookline, Mass.
Favorite Tour Player: Luke Donald
Favorite Club In The Bag: Driver
Greatest Golf Moment: Teeing off at the Palmer Cup in front of Arnold Palmer
One Thing I Can’t Live Without In My Bag: Alignment sticks