Augenstein Cards 65, Dores in Fifth

Senior posts seven birdies in his second round at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club

NORTH PLAINS, Ore. – Senior John Augenstein moved up 21 spots on the individual leaderboard with a second-round 65 and the Commodores moved up two spots in the team standings at the Nike Golf Collegiate Invitational after the team carded a 5-under-par 279 total on Monday on the Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club’s Witch Hollow course.

Augenstein posted birdies on Nos. 4, 3, 10, 11, 14, 17, and 18 in his round en route to his second-round 65. The senior is tied for fifth individually with a total of 135 (70-65).

Freshman William Moll continued his solid play on Monday, posting a 2-under 69 to end the day with a two-round 137 (68-69), which places him in a tie for 10th on the individual leaderboard. Other counting scores for Vanderbilt on Monday included a 1-over 72 from sophomore Reid Davenport and a 2-over 73 from freshman Matthew Riedel.

“I thought we were a little better today, which was a good step,” said Vanderbilt head coach Scott Limbaugh. “We had all five guys in it and competing closer to our standard. We got off to a great start early, which was good, but lost a little momentum on holes 6 through 10 and made a few careless mistakes that probably came from a lack of focus. John did an awesome job handling adversity on No. 5 which allowed him to play a great round for us. He made a world-class bogey and it kind of got him going. He really putted well today. William did a lot of good things and I was pleased with how he stayed patient after some bogeys and finished his round off really strong. Matthew bounced back today as well, playing his last eight holes 2-under to help the team. Reid and Harry both looked great early, lost some momentum on the back, and I believe they will both be there for us tomorrow.”

Oklahoma continues to lead the tournament after shooting a 17-under 267 on Monday. The Sooners have a 15-shot advantage on Wake Forest, and Oklahoma player Logan McAllister is atop the individual leaderboard with a 10-under 132 (65-67).

The final 18 holes of the 54-hole tournament takes place on Tuesday, with the Commodores teeing off with Oklahoma State and Georgia at 10:50 a.m. CT.

“Our goal coming here was to take a step towards becoming the team we want to be,” said Limbaugh. “Our focus needs to be on being a little better tomorrow than we were today. Tomorrow is an important round for us because it affects where we want to go. It is our next opportunity to continue to stack little moments together that will help us continue to build trust. I think that is so important as the season continues.”

5. Vanderbilt – 281-279=560
T5. John Augenstein – 70-65=135
T10. William Moll – 68-69=137
T35. Harrison Ott – 69-74=143
T49. Reid Davenport – 74-72=146
T71. Matthew Riedel – 79-73=152