University of Iowa Athletics

Ian Vandersee

Class Senior
Hometown West Des Moines, Iowa
High School Valley

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