Ian Vandersee
Ian Vandersee


West Des Moines, Iowa

High School:
Valley HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 160


Men's Golf Aims to Defend Title at Purdue

Steven Ihm earned medalist honors in last year's Boilermaker Invitational


Men's Golf Victorious at Hawkeye-Great River Entertainment Invite

Senior Steven Ihm earned medalist honors for the second consecutive season


Men's Golf Leads Hawkeye-Great River Entertainment Invite After Day 1

Senior Steven Ihm is currently in third place


Men's Golf Looking to Protect Home Course

Iowa hosts Hawkeye-GRE Invitational this weekend at Finkbine Golf Course


Iowa Hosts 21st Hawkeye-GRE Invitational

The Hawkeyes finished runner-up in last year's event


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


The Iowa Men's Golf team meets with the media before this weekend's Hawkeye Invitational

The Iowa Men's Golf team meets with the media before this weekend's Hawkeye Invitational


2013 Hawkeye-Great River Entertainment Invitational - Rounds 1 and 2

Photos from the first two rounds of the 2013 Hawkeye-Great River Entertainment Invitational - 4/13/13


Men's Golf Media Day

Photos from UI men's golf media day - 4/9/13

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. Amatuer Qualifier... tied for 13th at the Western Amatuer... tied for seventh at the Iowa Amatuer.

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 buisness major.

Year Rds. Strokes Avg. Low
2012-13 28 2,102 75.07 65
2011-12 31 2,325 75.0 66
Career 56 4,200 75 65

What's In Your Bag?
Driver: Titleist 910
3 Wood: Titleist Hybrid
Irons: AP2

More About Vandersee
Best Career Round: 63
Favorite Club: 7 iron
Favorite Course: Trump National (old)
Favorite Golf Moment: Playing U.S. Junior Amateur
Favorite Golfer: Zach Johnson
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite TV Show: Sportscenter
Favorite Sports Hero: Jack Nicklaus

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