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Ruben Sondjaja practices his chipping at a team practice on October 7th, 2015.

Iowa State men’s golf head coach Andrew Tank announced on Thursday that Ruben Sondjaja is now an assistant coach. Sondjaja competed on the Iowa State men’s golf team from 2014-17, earning NCAA Championship berths in 2014 and 2017.

After his career as a Cyclone golfer came to a close, Sondjaja spent time on the Australasian tour which is a professional golf tour in Australia, and the Mackenzie tour which is a professional tour located in Canada.

Sondjaja returned to Iowa State in 2019 and has since served as a graduate assistant for operations for the men’s and womens’ golf teams. He has been a part of the Cyclone family for years, and the rest of the staff has said nothing but good things about him.

Coach Tank has said nothing but great things about Sondjaja as a player and during his days as a graduate assistant. Sondjaja has seen his role increase steadily as a graduate assistant, and will now get the chance to showcase his experience as a player and staff member during his next chapter.

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