ISU Fourth, Daley Second at Big 12 Championship
TRINITY, Texas- The Iowa State men’s golf team recorded its second-best finish in Big 12 Championship history this afternoon, placing fourth with rounds of 292-300-291-284 (1167). ISU’s final-round 284 was the third-lowest score of the day, as the Cyclones were 4-under on the day.
ISU’s best showing at the Big 12 Championship was a third-place performance at the inaugural meet in 1997.
The Cyclones had three players place in the top-10, including a brilliant performance from junior Sam Daley, who was the runner-up medalist at 286 (72-74-69-71) to help him earn all-tournament honors. Daley’s second-place performance was the best finish by a Cyclone in Big 12 Championship history and the best by a Cyclone since Dan Molyneaux was the medalist at the 1953 Big Seven meet.
Daley, who finished 2-under for the tournament, carded a 69 in the third round, only the sixth sub-70 round ever by a Cyclone in a conference tournament. It was the best finish of Daley’s career and his third top-10 of the season.
Freshmen Ruben Sondjaja and Nick Voke made auspicious debuts in the Big 12 Championship, tying for ninth at 293. Voke became the sixth Cyclone to notch a sub-70 round in the league meet with a blistering 4-under 68 this afternoon. It was his team-high eighth round in the 60s this season.
Voke shot rounds of 71-75-79-68 en route to his fourth top-10 performance of the season.
Sondjaja followed up yesterday’s 2-under 70 with another 70 this afternoon (76-77-70-70). Sondjaja now has four top-10 finishes this season.
Daley, Voke and Sondjaja all earned Big 12 All-Tournament honors.
Texas took home the team title with a 72-hole 1158 total (287-285-295-291). TCU’s Julien Brun set a conference record by posting an 11-under 277 to net medalist honors.
Thanks to its strong showing this weekend, the Cyclones are a virtual lock to earn their second NCAA Regional berth in the last three years. The NCAA selection show will be aired live on the Golf Channel on Monday May 5.
1. Texas 287-285-295-291=1158
2. Texas Tech 286-291-289-295=1161
3. Oklahoma State 295-299-293-277=1164
4. Iowa State 292-300-291-284=1167
5. TCU 299-293-295-283=1170
6. Baylor 293-306-292-293=1184
7. Oklahoma 297-296-300-299=1192
8. Kansas 297-301-302-310=1210
9. Kansas State 312-311-302-306=1231
Iowa State Scores
2. Sam Daley 72-74-69-71=286
T9. Nick Voke 71-75-79-68=293
Ruben Sondjaja 76-77-70-70=293
T25. Scott Fernandez 77-74-73-75=299
40. Collin Foster 73-79-80-79=311
1. Julien Brun, TCU-74-71-66-66=277
2. Sam Daley, Iowa State 72-74-69-71=286