Dores Take on Mossy Oak Challenge

Vandy closes out regular season in Mississippi

by Andrew Wilf

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt will be looking to build off a Mason Rudolph Championship team title when it takes the course at the Mossy Oak Collegiate Championship starting Monday.

The two-day, 54-hole Mossy Oak Collegiate Championship will take place at the Mossy Oak Golf Club in West Point, Mississippi. The first 36 holes of the event are scheduled to be played Monday.

“This week is all about pride in finishing this part of our season the right way with the right competitive character. I’m excited about the steps we have taken this spring and I also know the guys are focused on improving in some different areas,” Vanderbilt head coach Scott Limbaugh said. “We are learning more and more about ourselves through each experience we have and this will be another opportunity for this group to keep developing character. We want to be a team that is doing the little things at a high level as the regular season comes to an end.”

Limbaugh’s team last competed in West Point in 2021 in the Old Waverly Collegiate Championship at the Old Waverly Golf Club. Vanderbilt placed fourth in the tournament thanks to posting a 3-under par score over 54 holes.

This week’s event will feature a 7,212-yard, par 72 course at Mossy Oak.

“Mossy Oak is a really cool place that we are excited to have the opportunity to play,” Limbaugh said. “It should provide a unique opportunity that we think is going to help us prepare for our championship season.”

Gordon Sargent, Cole Sherwood, Reid Davenport, Harrison Ott and William Moll will be representing the Commodores this week, the same starting lineup that won last week’s tournament in Franklin.

Vandy will go up against Alabama Birmingham, Auburn, Arkansas State, Chattanooga, Kansas State, Lipscomb, Louisiana Lafayette, Louisiana Monroe, LSU, Louisiana Tech, Memphis, Michigan, Middle Tennessee, South Alabama, Southern Mississippi and host Mississippi State. The Commodores are scheduled to tee off at 8 a.m. Monday and will be playing alongside Ole Miss, Florida State and Mississippi State.

Live scoring for the event can be found HERE.

Sherwood, Sargent Honored by League

For the second time this season both Sherwood and Sargent have been recognized by the Southeastern Conference.

Sherwood was named SEC Golfer of the Week, sharing the honor with Fred Biondi of Florida and Jackson Suber of Ole Miss, after he won the Mason Rudolph Championship on Sunday. Sherwood shot a 63 in the opening round of the event and finished at 17-under-par after 54 holes.

His three-day total was one shot short of a tournament record and his 196 tied the program mark for a 54-hole low score which Sherwood himself set earlier this season.

Sargent was named the SEC Freshman of the Week for placing fifth at the Mason Rudolph Classic. He finished at 9-under-par after all three of his rounds were under par at the three-day event.