NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt’s road to postseason golf begins in February and includes five tournaments throughout the Southeast, the program announced Thursday.
“We’ve made a few adjustments to the spring schedule based on the SEC guidelines,” Vanderbilt head coach Greg Allen said. “Some of our favorites, like the Darius Rucker at Long Cove and the Clemson Invitational, will not be on the schedule.
“But we are very grateful for the five opportunities we have to compete. Of those five, four of them will be golf courses that this group has never seen before. This will get us out of our comfort zone a little bit and I like that because that’s when you can learn and grow.”
Vandy’s 2021 spring season is scheduled to begin Feb. 8-9 in Boca Raton, Florida, at the FAU Paradise Invitational. That two-day event will be played at the Boca Lago Country Club.
The Commodores will head to Gainesville, Florida, on Feb 21-23 to compete in the Lady Gator Invitational hosted by the University of Florida. The month of March includes tournaments in Columbia, South Carolina (Gamecock Invitational March 1-3) and Athens, Georgia (Liz Murphy Collegiate Classic March 19-21).
Vanderbilt will then close the regular season April 6-7 with a trip to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to take part in the LSU Tiger Golf Classic.
The Southeastern Conference is scheduled to host the SEC Championship on April 14-18 at the Greystone Golf Club in Birmingham, Alabama. NCAA Regionals are scheduled to be played May 10-12 at sites to be determined and the 2021 NCAA Championship event has been scheduled for May 21-26 at the Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Vanderbilt finished the 2020 fall schedule with a fourth-place finish at the Liz Murphy Fall Collegiate Classic, its best result out of three fall tournaments.