Dores Make A Move

Vanderbilt climbs into tie for seventh at Moon Golf Invitational

by Ben Schomberg

MELBOURNE, Fla. – Vanderbilt women’s golf jumped five spots on the leaderboard during Monday’s second round of the Moon Golf Invitational thanks to a collective 7-over-par team score. The Commodores began the day tied for 12th place overall and climbed into a tie for seventh at 14-over heading into Tuesday’s final round.

“I thought our girls showed a lot of heart today and played with toughness and determination,” head coach Greg Allen said. “The first nine holes were played in some nasty conditions, and I thought we did a nice job of hanging in there and not letting the round get away from us.”

Senior Virginie Ding led the way for the Dores, carding a 2-under-par 70 round which included four birdies on the front nine. Ding’s round was the third best by any individual on the day.

“I’m really proud of the way Ding responded to yesterday’s round,” Allen said. “She and Celina carried us today.”

Graduate Celina Sattelkau remains in the top 10 individually after carding a 1-over par 73 on Monday. She heads into the final round looking to capture her second top-10 performance of the academic year.

Sophomore Lynn Lim and freshman Ava Merrill both turned in rounds of 76 while sophomore Tillie Claggett notched a 77.

“I’m excited about tomorrow’s opportunity and look forward to building on what we did today,” Allen said.

Vanderbilt will be in an all-SEC grouping for the final round, taking the tee with Arkansas, Texas A&M and Ole Miss for the 8 a.m. CT shotgun start.