PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – Sophomore Reid Davenport carded a second-round 69 to lead the Commodores at the Carmel Cup at Pebble Beach Golf Links on Saturday. As a team, Vanderbilt fired a 1-under-par 359 at the world-renowned golf facility. The Commodores are in eighth on the team leaderboard with a total of 10-over-par 730 (371-359) after two rounds.
Other counting scores for Vanderbilt included a 71 from freshman William Moll, a 72 from sophomore Michael Shears, a 73 from freshman Matthew Riedel, and a 74 from junior Luke Zieman. Junior Harrison Ott carded a 76 in his second round on Saturday.
“We showed some improvement today and hung in there and finished the round closer to our standards, which was good to see,” said Vanderbilt head coach Scott Limbaugh. “That’s what I am looking for each time out is to look and see if we are getting a little better each day. That’s where our focus has to be. I also thought we played with a little more passion which was fun to see. Reid did a great job staying patient today and that allowed him to finish strong and give the team a boost. William and Michael both played much better today which was good to see.”
Oklahoma leads the tournament with an 21-under-par 699, which is two shots better than second-place Texas Tech. Garett Reband of Oklahoma leads all individuals with a 9-under 135 (65-70).
The third and final round of the tournament takes place on Sunday.
“Obviously, we are not where we want to be, but tomorrow is a great opportunity for us to finish this tournament the right way and take a good step,” said Limbaugh. “That can be done by getting off to a better start, playing the par 5’s better and doing the simple things at a higher level. I want our team to be excited about taking another good step and finish the right way.”