NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt men’s golfers John Augenstein and Reid Davenport have been named All-America by the Golf Coaches Association of America for their outstanding play on the course in the abbreviated 2019-20 campaign.
Augenstein was a first-team recipient while Davenport was named honorable mention.
“This is an exciting day for our program,” Vanderbilt head coach Scott Limbaugh said. “We have been fortunate to have guys that have contributed to creating a standard of excellence and we are so thankful for that. Although this season was cut short, we had guys that played with a ton of consistency this year.
“I am extremely proud of John for his consistency in performance and also for his leadership. It was great to see Reid take a step toward being the player that we know he is. He played with a ton of consistency this year and it’s great to see him recognized for that.”
Augenstein, a senior from Owensboro, Kentucky, becomes the program’s seventh first-team All-America selection after leading the Southeastern Conference in stroke average (69.95) in 2019-20. He played 19 rounds in seven events and posted an individual tournament victory at the Desert Mountain Intercollegiate in Scottsdale, Arizona.
He also had top-five finishes at the Nike Golf Collegiate (second) and Crooked Stick Collegiate (third).
Augenstein’s All-America selection is his four overall and first first-team honor. In 2017, he was name freshman All-America, in 2018 he was named as an honorable mention selection and in 2019 he was named to the third team.
Augenstein joins Patrick Martin as the only other Commodore to be named All-America for four years.
The Commodores have had at least one first-team All-America selection for six consecutive seasons, the longest streak in college golf. Vanderbilt’s all-time first-team honorees include Brandt Snedeker (2003), Hunter Stewart (2015), Matthias Schwab (2016), Patrick Martin (2017), Theo Humphrey (2018), Will Gordon (2019) and Augenstein.
Davenport’s honorable mention selection is the first All-America honor of his career. The sophomore from Austin, Texas, boasted a 71.36 average in 22 rounds as a sophomore and posted career-best finishes at the Crooked Stick Collegiate (seventh) and the Tavistock Collegiate Invitational (tied for fifth).
He finished in the top 20 in all but one event his sophomore season and carded a season-low 68 three times.