NAPLES, Fla. — Vanderbilt could not ride the momentum it created Monday into Tuesday’s final round of the Calusa Cup, finishing fourth in the nine-team event.
The Commodores had the second-worst round of the day among all teams and ended up 17-over-par for the tournament. North Carolina (-4) was the lone team to finish under par and won the Calusa Cup by 10 strokes over Wake Forest.
“I believe this week helps make us better and we will own it and keep growing,” Vandy head coach Scott Limbaugh said. “We are learning more and more each time we compete. It’s exciting to see William (Moll) playing at such a high level and he has the game to certainly help take our team to where we want to be.
“I believe in this group and I am so excited to see how we move forward together and continue to see different guys step up.”
Vandy got an exceptional round from Moll. The senior played a bogey-free front nine in which he scored five birdies before finishing with a 69.
At 3-under-par for the tournament, Moll came in tied for second and two shots back of champion Ryan Burnett of North Carolina.
The Commodores are scheduled to end the regular season starting Monday when they host the three-day, 54-hole Mason Rudolph Championship at Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin.
“I know our guys will be excited to play at home next week in front of our fans and try to finish our spring season the right way,” Limbaugh said. “I’d appreciate any support we can get.”