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Ian Vandersee
Ian  Vandersee


West Des Moines, Iowa

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 160


Hawkeyes Head West for NCAA Regionals

Iowa begins play at NCAA Albuquerque Regional on Monday


Men's Golf Earns 8th Straight NCAA Regional Bid

Hawkeyes to compete in Albuquerque Regional, May 16-18


From Year 1 to Year 2: Tyler Stith

Former UI student-athlete and coach pushes Iowa among nation's elite


Schaake leads Iowa at U.S. Collegiate Championship

Sophomore paces Hawkeyes for 4th time in 4 fall events, finishes T-11th


Schaake Paces Iowa on Day 1 of U.S. Collegiate Championship

Iowa 11th after 18 holes in 15-team field; Schaake tied for 10th


Big Ten Golf Championships - Final Round

Big Ten Golf Championships - Final Round. Pete Dye Course - French Lick, Ind. May 4, 2014.


Big Ten Golf Championships - Day 2

Big Ten Golf Championships - Day 2. Pete Dye Course - French Lick, Ind. May 3, 2014.


Big Ten Men's Golf Championships - Day 1

Big Ten Golf Championships - Day 1. Pete Dye Course - French Lick, Ind. May 2, 2014


The Iowa Hawkeyes win the 2014 Hawkeye-Great River Entertainment Invitational

The Iowa Hawkeyes win the 2014 Hawkeye-Great River Entertainment Invitational


Hawkeye-Great River Entertainment Invitational

Action from day one of the Hawkeye-Great River Entertainment Invitational

Spring 2015 -- Competed in five tournaments, averaging 72.25 strokes per round while recording two top-20 finishes... led Iowa to a third place finish at the Big Ten Match Play Championships after finishing with a 3-0-1 record... fired a two-under-par 214 at the Schenkel Invitational, tying for 33rd place... tied for 43rd at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational, carding a 218 (+8)... helped Iowa to a third place finish at the Hawkeye-GRE Invitational, finishing 12th with a two-under-par 214... recorded his best 18-hole score of the season (67) and best finish of the season (11th) at the Big Ten Championships after carding a 293 (+5)... tied for 42nd at NCAA Regionals, shooting a 217 (+7)... letterwinner.

Fall 2014 -- Compiled a 74.50 stroke average while competing in four tournaments... finished tied for 43rd place at the Golfweek Conference Challenge, recording rounds of 72, 78, and 79 for a three-round total of 229 (+13)... carded a 220 (+10) at the Windon Memorial Classic, tying for 45th place... shot a season-low one-under-par 71 during the second round of the U.S. Collegiate Championship and finished tied for 57th place individually... posted a 222 (+9; 72, 76, 74) at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate to finish tied for 24th place, a season-best.

Spring 2014 -- Named to the Division I PING All-Midwest Regional Team... earned second-team All-Big Ten honors... tied for seventh at Big Ten Championship, carding a 299 (+11)... tied for 11th at Boilermaker Invitational, posting a 218 (+2)... tied for 17th at ASU Thunderbird Invitational, firing a 212 (-1)... competed in Big Ten Matchplay Championships... posted 2-0 matchplay record at Big Four Championships... tied for 34th at Hawkeye-GRE Invitational after shooting a 226 (+10)... tied for 68th at NCAA Regionals in Columbia, Mo., carding a 232 (+16)... posted second-most top-10 and top-20 finishes (two, four) on team...carded 54-hole score of 212 on two separate occasions... posted scoring average of 73.32.

Fall 2013 -- Carded a four-over-par 220 (72-75-73) at the Rod Myers Invitational to tie for 22nd place individually... shot a season-low four-under 212 (69-74-69) at the U.S Collegiate Championship to tie for fourth place, marking his best finish of the season... carded a one-over 214 (76-68-70) to tie for 32nd place at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate.

2013 Spring -- Had a 75.61 stroke average... played three rounds at or below par with a season-low score of 70 at the U.S. Intercollegiate... tallied best finish of the season at the Hawkeye Invitational, placing 11th with a three-round score of 220 (+4)... tied for 33rd at the Big Ten Championships with a 72-hole score of 305 (+17)... shot a 230 (+14) to tie for 49th at the Boilermaker Invitational... tied for 89th at the U.S. Intercollegiate with a 54-hole score of 228 (+18)... tied for 56th at the NCAA Southeast Regional, carding a 224 (+8)... season stroke average of 75.07 through all 28 rounds... went 2-0-1 at the Big Ten Match Play Championships... went 2-0-0 at the Big Four Match Play Championships... letterwinner.

2012 Fall -- Played in all five of Iowa's tournaments... had a 74.6 stroke average... named Big Ten Men's Golfer of the Week (11/31)... won the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate with a 206 (-7), which ties the program record for lowest three-round score in history... carded Iowa's third best 18-hole score in program history; a six-under par, 65, at the Royal Oaks... tied for 20th at the Rod Myers Invitational (219/+3)... tied for 32nd at the Golden Gopher Invitational (230/+14)... placed 46th at the Golfweek Conference Challenge (228/+12)... tied for 71st at the U.S. Collegiate Championships (236/+20).

2012 Summer -- Won the Des Moines City Tournament... tied for eighth at the Trans-Mississippi Challenge... U.S. Amateur Qualifier... tied for 13th at the Western Amateur... tied for seventh at the Iowa Amateur.

2012 Spring -- PING All-Region honoree... finished second in the running for Big Ten Freshman of the Year...placed 105th at NCAA Championships with a 54-hole total of 227 (+14)... fired rounds of 74, 75 and 78 to help lead Iowa to a 22nd place finish... tied for seventh in three-straight stroke play events... posted season-best tournament total of -4 (212) at Hawkeye-Great River Entertainment Invitational... fired -3 (69) on his way to a 54-hole total of -1 (215) at LSU National Invitational... carded season low -5 (66) on final day of play at NCAA Athens Regional to finish T8 with 54-hole total of -1 (212, helping Iowa qualify for NCAA Championships... season stroke average of 74.93.

2011 Fall -- Competed in all five events... posted season-best mark of +5 (218) at Royal Oaks Intercollegiate, tying for 43rd... earned highest finish at Golfweek Conference Challege, T28 with a +6 (222)... finished with season scoring average of 76.00.

2011 Summer -- Qualified for his second U.S. Amateur, winning qualifier at Blue Top Ridge... finished 12th at the Western Junior Championship.

2010 Fall/2011 Spring -- Redshirted.

2010 Summer -- Finished sixth at AJGA Junior at Quad Cities... placed third at AJGA Nebraska Junior at Quary Oaks... finished ninth in AJGA's Lockton Kansas City Junior... finished in top-25 at Western Junior Amateur.

High School -- Placed in the top-15 at Iowa's state golf tournament all four years, placing second as a senior... led Valley Tigers to state team title as a sophomore, second his junior and senior years and fifth as a freshman... finished in top-15 at the CIML conference meet four straight years, winning the individual title his senior year... competed in multiple AJGA, USGA and PGA events, compiling five top-10 finishes... medalist at 2009 USGA Boys Junior Amateur Qualifier... finished fourth at 2009 Bass Pro Shop/Payne Stewart Junior Championship... placed fifth at the 2009 John Deere Classic Junior Open... only Iowa Junior to compete at the 2009 US Jr. Amateur.

Personal -- Born Nov. 30, 1991... parents are Dean and Cindy Vandersee... recreation and sport business major.

Year Rds. Strokes Avg. Low
2014-15 28 2,050 73.21 67
2013-14 25 1,833 73.32 68
2012-13 28 2,098 75.07 65
2011-12 31 2,325 75.0 66
Career 112 8,306 74.16 65

What's In Your Bag?
Driver:TaylorMade R1
3 Wood:TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2
Irons: TaylorMade MC

More About Vandersee
Best Career Round: 63
Favorite Club:Putter
Favorite Course:Chicago Golf Club
Favorite Golf Moment:Winning at Baylor Intercollegiate
Favorite Golfer:Doug Labelle II
Favorite Food: Chipotle
Favorite TV Show: Family Guy
Favorite Sports Hero: Jack Nicklaus
Hobbies: Working out, traveling, fine cuisine
Career Ambition: Play on the PGA Tour
Most Influential Person: My parents

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