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Ian Vandersee
Ian  Vandersee


West Des Moines, Iowa

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 160


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


Hawkeyes Finish 3rd In Opening Tournament

Sophomore Carson Schaake leads Iowa with fifth-place finish


Hawkeyes in 3rd Heading to Final Round

Sophomore Carson Schaake shoots one-over-par to lead Iowa in the second round


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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