Men's Golf Set for a Texas Two-Step

Vanderbilt opens the 2023-24 season at the Valero Texas Collegiate

SAN ANTONIO – The No. 3-ranked Vanderbilt men’s golf team is set to begin its quest for a national championship this weekend, as the Commodores open the 2023-24 season at the Valero Texas Collegiate. The three-day tournament starts this Saturday on the Oaks Course at TPC San Antonio.

Tournament Format
The Valero Texas Collegiate, hosted by UTSA, is a three-day tournament that features one 18-hole round per day with play starting Saturday. The event will include some of the finest college golfers in the country as well as some storied golf programs in the NCAA, with the individual winner of the tournament receiving an exemption into the PGA Tour’s 2024 Valero Texas Open.

Course Information
The tournament will be played on the Oaks Course at TPC San Antonio, which hosts the Valero Texas Open on the PGA Tour. It is a 7,050-yard course that plays as a par 72.

The Field
Along with host USTA, the No. 3 Commodores will compete against No. 10 Oklahoma, No. 13 Virginia, No. 20 Georgia, Baylor (RV), Louisville (RV), TCU (RV), Florida Gulf Coast, Georgia Southern, Liberty, and LSU.

Vanderbilt Lineup
1) Gordon Sargent 2) Cole Sherwood 3) William Moll 4) Jackson Van Paris 5) Matthew Riedel

Individual: Wells Williams

Tee Times
Each round of the Valero Texas Collegiate will start at 9 a.m., with groups of three teeing off in 10-minute intervals.

Coach Scott Limbaugh on the Season-Opening Tournament
“It’s exciting for us to get everyone back together and start trying to form our team identity,” said Limbaugh. “It’s always fun to see a new team take shape and see who steps up as leaders.  I’m not worried about the talent with these guys, it’s more about seeing a hunger and desire to be our best. We had several guys play some outstanding golf throughout the summer and have continued that good play through our first couple of weeks here. I want us to have an attitude of belief and some conviction about the type of team we are going to be.

“This is another new event for us on a PGA Tour course. We continue to try and give our players the chance to compete against the best players on the biggest stages college golf has to offer.”

Live Results
Fans can follow all of the action at the Valero Texas Collegiate at

2023-24 Season Outlook
Expectations are again high for the Vanderbilt men’s golf team heading into the 2023-24 season. The Commodores recently came in at No. 2 in the Golf Channel preseason rankings, while Vandy ranked No. 3 in the Golfweek Golf Coaches Association poll.

The Commodores are well represented on Golf Channel’s Brentley Romine’s preseason All-American selections, as he projects a trio of Vanderbilt men’s golfers to earn accolades this season. Sargent, who helped the United States win the Walker Cup last weekend after going 4-0 at St Andrews, highlighted the group as a first team All-American selection. Senior Cole Sherwood and graduate student William Moll were each recognized as second team All-Americans. Junior Jackson Van Paris was also included in the group of ‘Next Five’ by Golf Channel.

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