WEST POINT, Miss. – The No. 4 Vanderbilt men’s golf team will close out their regular season this Monday and Tuesday at the Old Waverly Collegiate Championship in West Point, Mississippi, at the Old Waverly Golf Club. The tournament will be the team’s last tuneup before the postseason begins.
Vanderbilt will compete with host Mississippi State, Bradley, Chattanooga, Lipscomb, Arkansas-Little Rock, Louisiana, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana Monroe, Memphis, Middle Tennessee, Ole Miss, South Alabama, South Dakota, and Southern Miss.
The Commodores will send seniors Will Gordon and Patrick Martin, redshirt junior Andrew Jacobe, sophomore Harrison Ott, and freshman Reid Davenport. Freshman Michael Shears will compete as an individual at the par-72, 7,000-yard Old Waverly Golf Club.
“We are looking forward to our final step on our spring season climb this week in Mississippi,” said Vanderbilt head coach Scott Limbaugh. “This will be our first time playing in this tournament and I think it’s going to be a lot of fun. Coach Smith and Coach Ewing at Mississippi State did a lot of great things for our program and we are excited to be a part of their tournament.”
The Commodores will play 36 holes on Monday and the final 18 holes on Tuesday.
“This is a different lineup that we have had before and I think it’s a great opportunity for people to kind of step up,” said Limbaugh. “I told the guys that this time of year you really want to narrow your focus and really pick out a certain area of your game you want to improve upon and act on it. We also need to have more discipline with our emotions and understand how to pace ourselves emotionally during a round and heading to the postseason.”
Live scoring can be found on Golfstat.com throughout the week.
Augenstein to Compete at RBC Heritage
Junior John Augenstein will miss the Commodores’ event this week in Mississippi to compete in the PGA Tour’s RBC Heritage in Hilton Head, South Carolina, this weekend. Augenstein won an exemption into the event after claiming the 2018 Players Amateur, and will competing in a PGA Tour event for the first time.
“It’s exciting to see John have the opportunity to play on the PGA Tour,” said Limbaugh. “He earned this spot and he’s excited about the opportunity. We certainly want our guys to use these kind of experiences to help them grow and I trust John will do that.”