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McCoy Shoots School Record 7-Under Par at Finkbine

Release: 04/14/2012
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IOWA CITY, Iowa - Iowa State senior Nate McCoy became the first golfer in Iowa State history to shoot a 7-under par score Saturday at the Hawkeye-Great River Entertainment Invitational. McCoy's score of 11-under par (68-65=133) leads the tournament by two strokes over Iowa's Chris Brant and Penn State's Anthony DeGol.

McCoy's effort, to go with top-10 performances by Scott Fernandez and Borja Vitro, have Iowa State positioned in second-place, only six shots behind hosts Iowa in the team competition. Fernandez carded a pair of 70s (140) to sit tied for sixth while Vitro fired consecutive rounds of 71 (142) for a tie in 10th place.

There was plenty of history made around the course by Iowa State. McCoy's career-low second round 65 is the second-lowest round in school history, only behind Chris Baker's 64 in the 2007 Big Four Championship. However, Baker's 64 was only good for a 6-under at the par 70 Elmcrest Country Club in Cedar Rapids, meaning McCoy's 7-under at the par 72 Finkbine Golf Course is a new school record in terms of score relation to par.

Iowa State's team score of 279 in the second round is a season-high and is tied for the ninth-lowest effort in school history.

The Cyclones will head back to the course to complete the final round tomorrow morning.

Team Scores
1. Iowa 282-274=556
2. Iowa State 283-279=562
3. Penn State 284-288=572
4. Washington State 293-285=578
5. Minnesota 293-286=579
6. Charlotte 288-294=582
7. Nebraska 292-291=583
8. Missouri-Kansas City 299-289=588
9. Wisconsin 302-288=590
10. Michigan State 297-294=591
11. Miami of Ohio 294-303=597

Iowa State Scores
1. Nate McCoy 68-65=133
T6. Scott Fernandez 70-70=140
T10. Borja Virto 71-71=142
T31. Sam Daley 74-73=147
T53. Blake Waller 77-76=153

Top Individuals
1. Nate McCoy, Iowa State 68-65=133
T2. Chris Brant, Iowa 69-66=135
    Anthony DeGol, Penn State 67-68=135
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