GAINSEVILLE, Fla. — The Vanderbilt men’s golf team ended their first tournament of the spring with a second-place finish and a final total of 846 (288-277-281). Junior Harrison Ott and sophomore Reid Davenport led the Commodore charge at the Mark Bostick Golf Course, ending the tournament in a tie for 10th with a three-round score of 211.
Ott and freshman William Moll each carded a final-round 69 to lead Vanderbilt in the final round, Davenport, also fired a 70 on Sunday, with senior John Augenstein and freshman Matthew Riedel each figuring in to the final total for the Commodores for the day with a 3-over 73.
Riedel posted his best result as a collegian, finishing in a tie for 18th and a 213 score (73-67-73), with Augenstein and Moll each finishing in a tie for 24th with a 215 total. Junior Mason Greenberg played as an individual and finished in a tie for 56th (72-77-73=222).
“Every time you have the opportunity to compete is a great chance to learn and grow,” said Vanderbilt head coach Scott Limbaugh. “We played our most complete tournament of the year so far in my opinion. We are seeing some young guys get better and a little more comfortable. Our team played a little better than we scored today, did a lot of things really well, and had all five guys in it all week, which I felt was important. I’m really excited to see William play a good round for us and Harry played great all week and really proud of how he finished today. Reid continues to get better and did a lot of good things this week. John is one of the best players in the country and he will be better the next time out. He did a lot of good things but wasn’t able to keep momentum. Matthew battled today and it will be a great learning experience for him.”
Florida won the team title with a 7-under 828 (283-272-273), and also claimed the individual championship after Ricky Castillo carded rounds of 63 and 64 in the second and third rounds, respectively, to run away with medalist honors and a 197 total (70-63-64). Castillo finished eight shots better than second-place Logan Perkins of West Virginia.
The Commodores return to the course March 1-3 at the Cabo Collegiate in Los Cabos, Mexico.
“As a team all you have are your actions,” said Limbaugh. “We did a lot of good things this week, but there’s a lot of improving that we can do before our next event. College golf is about improving throughout the year and that’s our goal. We need to continue to own our actions, improve our habits, and stay hungry to take more steps towards being the team we know we can be.”
2. Vanderbilt – 288-277-281=846
T10. Reid Davenport – 70-71-70=211
T10. Harrison Ott – 72-70-69=211
T18. Matthew Riedel – 73-67-73=213
T24. John Augenstein – 73-69-73=215
T24. William Moll – 75-71-69=215