With the Ryder Cup starting Friday, the golf world is focused on USA vs. Europe.Interestingly, European golf is also a topic of conversation around the ISU athletics department. Sophomore Spaniard Scott Fernandez continues to turn heads after a rookie campaign in which he set a school freshman scoring record. For the second event in a row, the 20-year-old Fernandez finished second in a collegiate event. His 72-70-72 rounds at the VCU Invitational this week left him two strokes shy of winning the event for the second year in succession. In just more than one year, he has posted eight Top 10s as a collegian. The school record is 14. That number will be on hold for a couple of weeks as Fernandez takes his splendid game to Turkey to compete in the 2012 World Amateur, an event featuring three players representing 72 different nations. (Note: the American team includes the 2012 U.S. Amateur champ and the No. 1 and No. 2 ranked amateurs in the world) While Ryder Cup week will include lots of talk about Spaniards Sergio Garcia, team captain Jose Maria Olazabal and icon Seve Ballesteros, Fernandez will be focusing on his own game halfway across the globe. And, he has a game that is certainly worth focusing on going forward.
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