Gordon Leads Vanderbilt In Second Round In Cabo

LOS CABOS, Mexico – Senior Will Gordon posted his second consecutive 69 on Monday to card a two-round score of 138 (69-69) to lead the Commodores after two rounds of play at the Querencia Cabo Intercollegiate in Los Cabos, Mexico.  Gordon is in a tie for seventh on the individual leader board, with the Commodores finishing the second round as a team in sixth place with a team total of three-over par, 572 (285-287).

Gordon posted four birdies and two bogeys in his second time around the par-71, 6,924-yard Querencia Country Club on Monday.  Other Commodore counting scores included an even-par 71 from freshman Reid Davenport, a two-over 73 from junior John Augenstein, and a three-over 74 from sophomore Mason Greenberg.

“We did a better job today in a lot of areas and really thought we hung in there at the end of the round,” said Vanderbilt head coach Scott Limbaugh.  “We did some things at the end of the round that are big for us today and going forward.  Gordo hit it good today and just couldn’t get as many putts to fall as he would have liked, but he continues to lift our team up with his play.  Reid was solid again today and it was good to see him finish the round strong.  I think we are doing a lot of good things, but sometimes we are being a little protective instead of focusing on what we want and going to get it.  I have been really excited that we have had all five guys hanging in there each round and we will need that again tomorrow.”

Oklahoma State leads the team standings with a two-round total of 22-under par, 546 (277-269), with the Cowboys’ Austin Eckroat leading all individuals with a ten-under par, 132 (69-63).

“Tomorrow is an important day for us because it’s our next opportunity to compete and take a step towards being the team we know we can be,” said Limbaugh.  “We need to have a Vandy Golf kind of day, which to me means having the right kind of competitive character, choosing confidence, and having some pride about who we are and who we want to become.”

The third and final round of the Querencia Cabo Intercollegiate concludes on Tuesday with a 10 a.m. Central Time shotgun start.

6. Vanderbilt – 285-287=572
T7. Will Gordon – 69-69=138
T22. Reid Davenport – 71-71=142
T32. John Augenstein – 72-73=145
T32. Harrison Ott – 74-71=145*
T42. Patrick Martin – 73-75=148
T45. Mason Greenberg – 75-74=149
*Played as an individual