Dores Start Hot in Mississippi

Vandy tied for second place after 18 at Old Waverly

WEST POINT, Miss. — Vanderbilt got off to a hot start Friday during the first round of the Old Waverly Collegiate Classic as the Commodores fired a 5-under-par as a team and are tied for second place.

Vandy found 20 birdies and an eagle – courtesy of Cole Sherwood – during its first 18 holes of the 54-hole event. The Dores are two strokes back of leader LSU (-7) and are tied with Georgia

“It was a good day today,” Vanderbilt head coach Scott Limbaugh said. “I’m very proud of how we hung in there and finished strong. Especially proud of Matthew (Riedel) and how he played the next shot and really looked solid from start to finish.

“William (Moll) did as well and he is playing at a really consistent level right now which is huge for our team.”

Riedel, a sophomore from Houston, led Vanderbilt on Friday with a 68 and a 4-under-par. He’s tied with three others and is one shot back of Mississippi State’s Ford Clegg for the individual lead.

Competing as an individual, Michael Shears is tied for eighth after an opening round 70.

Moll continued his strong play and is tied for fifth thanks to a 3-under-par 69. Harrison Ott was even-par for the day while Reid Davenport and Sherwood both finished 2-over-par and are tied for 48th.

“There’s a lot of things that we can do better and that’s where our focus needs to be (Saturday),” Limbaugh said. “It was great having all five guys in the round today and we’re going to need that going forward.

“We’ve got to do the little things consistently better and that’s really going to be what determines what this team can do. I’m excited for the weekend and I’m exciting to continue to see this team grow.”

Vanderbilt is scheduled to tee off at 9:40 a.m. Saturday for the second round of the three-day event.

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Commodores Ranked Eighth

The Vanderbilt men’s golf team is ranked eighth in the latest Golfweek Division I Coaches’ Poll. Vandy is one of three teams out of the SEC in the top 10 – Auburn is ninth and Texas A&M is 10th.

Florida State topped the poll with 14 first-place votes while Oklahoma, Wake Forest and Illinois, respectively, also all received first-place votes.