NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Vanderbilt women’s golf team returns to Franklin to host the annual Mason Rudolph Championship starting Friday and running through Sunday.
“We are so excited to once again host the Mason Rudolph after last year’s event was canceled,” said head coach Greg Allen. “We feel like we have one of the best set ups in college golf with the Vanderbilt Legends Club. It’s cool to bring in teams from all over the country and allow them to experience the southern hospitality and charm of Franklin and see Nashville.”
In 2019, Vandy concluded the tournament as the runner-up only a few strokes back of champion Houston. Individually, Abbey Carlson finished runner-up along with the Cougars’ Maria Jose Martinez at 212.
Auston Kim, Louise Yu, Virginie Ding, Ariel Yu and Natasha Kiel will set the pace for the Dores this weekend. Tess Davenport and Jayna Choi will compete as individuals.
Fifteen teams, including the host Commodores, are scheduled to be in the field this weekend in addition to student-athletes who are playing as individuals. Vanderbilt will be joined by Alabama, Auburn, Chattanooga, Clemson, Florida, Kentucky, Georgia, Louisville, Middle Tennessee, Mississippi State, Northwestern, Oregon, Ohio State and Washington.
“Our team only has one chance to play at home, so they are pumped for this opportunity,” Allen said. “We are still not at full strength as Celina will be missing her second tournament due to health issues, but we are thrilled that Lou will be back in the lineup.”
“The field is stacked, the golf course could play tough due to the amount of rain over the past week, but I believe our young ladies are up for the challenge. It should be a fun weekend.”
This is the 19th year that the Mason Rudolph Championship will be played at the Vanderbilt Legends Club. The course is set at 6,475-yards at par 72.
The teams are scheduled to play 36 holes on Friday and Saturday, and then 8 a.m. Sunday for the final round.
Live scoring for the event can be found here.