NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The third-ranked Commodore men’s golf team is back in action March 17-19 at the Valspar Collegiate Championship in Palm City, Florida, in a field that will feature 11 of the top 23 teams in the nation. The tournament will take place at the par-71, 7,114-yard Floridian National Golf Club, where teams will play 54 holes in the three-day event.
The Commodores will compete with top-ranked Oklahoma State, No. 2 Duke, No. 6 Wake Forest, No. 8 Texas, No. 9 Georgia Tech, No. 11 LSU, No. 13 Auburn, No. 18 Arkansas, No. 20 South Florida, No. 23 Baylor, Texas A&M, Florida State, South Carolina, and Houston.
Vanderbilt will send seniors Will Gordon and Patrick Martin, junior John Augenstein, freshman Reid Davenport, and sophomore Harrison Ott.
“I am really excited for this week because it’s a new course that presents new challenges for all of us,” said Vanderbilt head coach Scott Limbaugh. “These types of trips help you learn things that can be valuable later in the year. I have heard nothing but great things about the tournament and the course and I believe it will help us become a better team. What we have learned so far is that we have to continue to do the simple things better and when we face adversity, we have to respond the way we know how. The preparation is done and now it’s about playing the game and having the right kind of competitive character.”
Live scoring can be found on Golfstat.com.
Gordon Named to Haskins Award Watch List
Will Gordon was named to the Haskins Award Watch List earlier this week with some of the nation’s top collegiate golfers. The Haskins Award honors the player of the year in college men’s golf, as selected by college golfers, coaches and members of the college golf media.
List, Snedeker at Players Championship
Two former Commodores, Luke List and Brandt Snedeker, are competing at this weekend’s Players Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, and both are slated to make the cut at what many consider to be the fifth major of the PGA Tour season. List heads into the weekend near the top of the leaderboard after posting a two-round score of 137 (69-68), while Snedeker has a total of 141 (69-72) after two rounds of play at TPC Sawgrass.