FRANKLIN, Tenn. – The No. 4 Vanderbilt Commodore men’s golf team carded a team total of 284 on Friday at the Mason Rudolph Championship and are in 10th place in the team standings after the first round of play at the Vanderbilt Legends Club. Junior John Augenstein led Vanderbilt with a first-round 68, which ties him for 13th on the individual leader board.
The Commodores also counted a 1-under-par 70 from senior Patrick Martin, and a pair of 2-over-par 73’s from senior Will Gordon and sophomore Harrison Ott on Friday.
“Today was certainly not our best day, but I am proud of how we battled on the back nine,” said Vanderbilt head coach Scott Limbaugh. “John played really well today and he did a great job staying in there all day long. We lost our focus some early in the round and it sort of took us a while to get back in it, but we did get back in it and we fought. We have to continue to be accountable to doing things to the Vanderbilt Golf standard.”
Tennessee, making their first appearance at the Mason Rudolph Championship, raced off to a 15-under-par 269 team total on Friday, and have a seven shot lead on second-place Coastal Carolina. The Volunteers’ Nolan Ray and Kentucky’s Cullan Brown are tied for the individual lead after each posted a 7-under-par 64 on the Vanderbilt Legends Club’s South Course.
The second round continues Saturday with tee times beginning at 7:30 a.m.
“Tomorrow is a great opportunity for this team and one we will be excited about,” said Limbaugh. “I like this group and I know what type of competitive character they are made of.”
T10. Vanderbilt – 284
T13. John Augenstein – 68
T27. Patrick Martin – 70
T52. Will Gordon – 73
T52. Harrison Ott – 73
T73. Reid Davenport – 75
T16. Vanderbilt B – 294
T34. Michael Shears – 71
T52. Andrew Jacobe – 73
T73. Mason Greenberg – 75
T73. Luke Zieman – 75