Cyclones move on to NCAA Finals, Hawkeyes season ends at Regionals

A school record performance propelled Iowa State to just it’s second NCAA golf finals appearance since 1950 on Wednesday.  The Cyclone men put together a stunning 21-under-par 263 at the UT Golf Club in Austin, Texas to finish in 3rd and claim one of the five qualifying spots into the finals.  The team was led by senior Nick Voke, who lit up UT Golf Club with a school record and course record 10-under 61 during the final round.

Voke’s course record performance also earned him medalist honors at the regional.  He is the first Cyclone golfer ever to accomplish that feat.  The win also gives him five for his career, which is the most ever at Iowa State.  His 61 included 8 birdies, 1 eagle and no bogeys.

In the final round alone, Iowa State counted Voke’s 61, Ruben Sondjaja’s 66, and Denzel Ieremia & Tripp Kinney’s 68s.  Sam Vincent shot a 1-over 72.  Sondjaja finished T10 individually.

The Iowa Hawkeye men were playing in the regional in Baton Rouge, LA but were unable to mount the charge needed to make the NCAA finals.  They finished in a tie for 10th and were led by Carson Schaake, who place T35 individually.

Iowa State now advance to the finals held at Rich Harvest Farms outside Chicago.  The championship will be contested May 26-31.  The first three days are traditional team stroke play to determine the low 8 teams that will move on to team match play.  The Cyclones last made the NCAA finals in 2014 at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchison, Kansas.

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