Another Top-Three Finish

Sattelkau leads Vanderbilt to third at Battle at the Beach

by Ben Schomberg

SAN JOSE DEL CABO, Mexico — Vanderbilt women’s golf wrapped up its fall season with a third-place finish at the Battle at the Beach tournament played at the Club Campestre San Jose golf course this weekend. 

The Commodores finished the tournament at even par with a total score of 852. Tying with fellow SEC member Ole Miss, the Dores finished behind only event champion LSU and host TCU.

“I’m really proud of how the girls came out ready to go today,” said head coach Greg Allen. “They played with a lot of heart and a lot of passion.”

Celina Sattelkau, finishing tied for ninth place with a 54-hole total score of 211, had a career-low round on Sunday as she carded a 5-under-par 66 with seven birdies. With this finish, Sattelkau ended three of four tournaments this fall in the top 10.

“Celina was impressive today and played like an All-American on her last 4 holes,” said Allen.

The Commodores continued their weekend-long par success Sunday, concluding the tournament with the most pars of any team at 173, yet birdie progress was also apparent as Vandy holed 19 of 44 total in round three alone.

“It was nice to see the birdie putts drop today,” said Allen. “We had some trouble on No. 10, but they didn’t let that bother them. I thought we showed a lot of toughness and determination throughout the round.”

Lynn Lim notched a 1-under-par 70 in the final round. She finishes her first fall season with six total rounds. Virginie Ding’s even-par Sunday placed her in 16th place individually for the tournament with a 1-under-par 212 total. Tillie Clagget wrapped up the tournament with a 73 in the final round, and Natasha Kiel rounded out the Vanderbilt lineup two shots behind Clagget on the last day of play. The 280 total stroke performance on Sunday was the Dores’ lowest round of the tournament.

Vanderbilt finishes the fall with three top-three finishes in four tournaments, including its first regular season win—the Ron Moore Intercollegiate— since 2019.

“We did a lot of good things this fall, I believe we will go into the offseason with a lot of confidence,” said Allen. “There’s several areas we need to improve on and the thing that excites me the most is we have a team eager to get better.”