One of the best golfers in the nation ... All-Big 12 First-Team selection ... 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 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 is 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 ... has 14 top-10 finishes in 23 career events at Iowa State ... missed the Rees Jones Invite and the Firestone Invite while competing in the World Amateur as a member of the Spanish team ... tied for 13th in the World Amateur, helping Spain tie for ninth ... placed first overall at the 2013 Men’s Canary Island Amateur Championships.
Recorded the best rookie season in the history of Iowa State golf ... was second on the team in stroke average at 73.18, breaking the school record for best lowest stroke average by a Cyclone freshman ... his scoring mark ranks eighth all-time 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, which ties for the third-best 18-hole scores in school history ... 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 third-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 ... has three of ISU’s top-20 lowest 54-hole scores in school history.
Was a member of the Spanish National Team from 2007-11 ... 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 ... finished seventh at the 2010 Spanish International Amateur Championship ... tied for fourth in the 2009 Carris Trophy English Boys Amateur ... third place finish at the 2009 Turkey Amateur Championship ... coached by Salvador Luna and Rafael La Chica ... graduate of IES Ortega y Gasset.
Born August 3, 1992 ... son of Fermin and Julie Fernandez ... pre-business major ... has one sister, Gina.
Fernandez Quick Facts
Driver: Ping Rapture
Irons: Ping S56
Putter: Ping Answer
Ball: Bridgestone B330
Favorite Course: Valderrama
Favorite Tour Player: Luke Donald
Favorite Club In The Bag: Driver
Greatest Golf Moment: Winning Junior National Champion under 21 in 2011
One Thing I Can't Live Without In My Bag: My Putter