Dores Complete 36 at Colonial

Senior Michael Shears among top 30


FORT WORTH, Texas — Vanderbilt had a rough first day Monday during the opening two rounds of the Colonial Collegiate Invite.

Playing among a loaded field, the Commodores finished 36 holes at 24-over-par (584) and are tied for 11th out of 15 teams

“Well, this obviously  was a tough day out there for us today, but I’m proud of the way our guys fought to the end,” Vanderbilt head coach Scott Limbaugh said. “There is always something to learn about yourself when things are hard and that is where growth happens.”

No Vandy player was able to shoot under par Monday and only senior Michael Shears sits inside the top 30. Shears had an even-par round going during the afternoon before a double bogey on his 16th hole dropped him into a tie for 27th overall

Freshman Gordon Sargent shot 2-over-par during the first round and is tied for 31st overall. Harrison Ott and William Moll are each tied for 50th at 8-over-par while Reid Davenport is tied for 62nd at 10-over-par.

Vanderbilt also struggled through its first 18 holes and sat in 14th going into the second round. The Dores shot a 13-over-par 293 and every player in the lineup was at least 2-over-par.

“It’s our second tournament of the year and we are trying to find our identity as a team,” Limbaugh said. “It is my job to help us create an identity and to hold ourselves to the highest of standards. Tuesday is an important day for us and we need to embrace where we are in our climb.

“I’m excited because I believe in this group and I know what we are capable of doing.”

Defending national champion Pepperdine (+1) leads the field and is four strokes ahead of Oklahoma State, Oklahoma and Wake Forest. Michael Brennan of Wake Forest is the individual leader at 6-under-par.

Vanderbilt’s final round is scheduled to begin at 8:40 a.m. Tuesday alongside Baylor and San Diego State.

Live scoring for the event can be found HERE.