Dores Finish Strong at Pebble Beach

Ott leads Dores on final-day surge at Carmel Cup

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — The Commodores saved their best round for last Sunday and finished in fifth place at the Carmel Cup.

Vanderbilt fired a 13-under-par as a team to wind up 1-under-par after 54 holes. Four out of five Dores shot an under-par round Sunday.

Senior Harrison Ott led the way for Vandy on Sunday by carding a bogey-free round. He made five birdies to finish 3-under-par for the tournament and tied for 10th overall.

Michael Shears and Gordon Sargent both recorded a top-10 finish as the duo tied for sixth at 4-under-par after three round. Cole Sherwood (+8) was 2-under-par Sunday  and came in 41stwhile Matthew Riedel (+4) shot a 71 and tied for 34th.

William Moll (+13) was 45th.

“We are really pleased with how the boys responded today,” Vanderbilt head coach Scott Limbaugh said. “These kind of days help define the character of a team and ultimately where a team can go. We were able to get off to a much better start today and that was very important.

“I’m proud of Cole and the resilience he showed after a rough first two days. I thought Matthew hung in there and finished strong today.  Harry looked great today and really came out ready to play and bounced back after his round yesterday. Gordon played really well in his first ever college tournament and we are excited about what he brings to the team. Michael was solid from the start of the tournament til the end and continues to take ownership of his game and his habits which is good to see.”

Oklahoma State edged out rival Oklahoma for the team title thanks to an 18-under-par total of 1,062. Georgia’s Trent Philips and Oklahoma’s Logan McAllister tied at 10-under-par through 54 holes before McAllister won in a playoff.

Vanderbilt will take a few weeks off before taking part in the Scenic City Collegiate on Sept. 20-21 in Ooltewah.

“Obviously, we are proud of the fight today, but we have a lot of improving to do between now and our next event. We have to get more guys wanting to put the right kind of work into creating the right kind of habits,” Limbaugh said. “It is our responsibility to help them understand how to prioritize things.

“It’s human nature to find the easy way out and to look to the past and not to the future. Great teams work together to embrace improving.”