Cyclone Men Golfers Start Spring Season on Monday
AMES, Iowa - The Iowa State men's golf team starts its spring season on Monday, competing at the UTSA Oak Hills Invitational in San Antonio, Texas.
Cyclone head coach Andrew Tank is hoping the momentum the team established in its final fall tournament (Bridgestone Invitational, 3rd place) carries over to the spring.
"It's always fun going into the spring season after you played your best tournament in the fall," Tank said. "We got in some really good work in the off-season, so as a coach you are really excited to go out and see how that work has paid off."
The undisputed leader of the Cyclone squad is sophomore Scott Fernandez, who placed in the top-three in all three fall events he competed in for the Cyclones in 2012. The Hogan Award Watch List member is currently ranked ninth nationally by Golfweek after posting a 71.67 stroke average in the fall.
"It's been really impressive what Scott has done this year," Tank said. "I think the sky is the limit for Scott and he has a lot of upside. There's parts of his game he has been working on since we finished in October and it will be fun to see how he develops throughout the spring."
Sophomore Sam Daley was the only Cyclone to compete in all five fall tournaments, compiling a 76.21 stroke average. Collin Foster, a redshirt freshman, had the second-best stroke average on the team at 76.0.
The Cyclones will compete in five spring tournaments before heading to the 2013 Big 12 Championships, April 22-24 at the Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kan.