The Big 12 named Iowa State’s Scott Fernandez All-Conference.
Next week, the NCAA will invite Fernandez to regionals.
It’s all working out for a guy who traveled 4,573 miles to play golf in Ames.
Fernandez is re-writing the Cyclone record books, pulling seven top 5 finishes in 9 tournaments. The sophomore from Spain is currently ranked 16th in the country by Golf Week.
“Scott is right up there he’s just as good as anybody that I’ve coached. The things he’s done this year are spectacular,” Coach Andrew Tank says.
“I take every tournament as an experience, step to be more developed golfer to one day be one of the top spots on European or PGA Tour,” Fernandez says.
Scott’s been playing golf since he was 3 years old. At that same age he took up another sport, snow skiing. It was only natural as his dad is a ski instructor, and sister a member on Spain’s national team.
But after breaking his leg twice Scott decided a career on the links was the better option.
“At the age of 11 I quit, in skiing you have to be kind of crazy and go for it…Can’t be scared. I was scared of getting injured….I decided to stick to golf, I think I made the right choice.”
Fernandez was 1 of 20 golfers selected to play in the Palmer Cup, which is the Ryder Cup for college golfers. He will be on the European team.
Scott Fernandez…remember the name…remember the swing…Some day you may be watching him on Sundays.