VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. — Fresh off a win at the Vanderbilt Legends Collegiate, the Vanderbilt men’s golf team kept the good vibes going Sunday at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate.
Vandy shot a 10-under 270 and is five strokes back of leader Georgia going into Monday’s second round. The first Commodore is scheduled to tee off at 10:40 a.m. Monday.
“I thought it was important for us to get off to a good start this week and I’m proud of how we played and especially how we finished,” Vanderbilt head coach Scott Limbaugh said.
Sophomore William Moll was sharp with a 6-under 64. He eagled 15 and is two shots back of Georgia’s Trent Phillips.
William Moll with the 💧 on 15 for 🦅.
— Vanderbilt Men’s Golf (@VandyMGolf) November 8, 2020
“William was outstanding all day and he’s playing with a lot of consistency. His back nine was pretty special,” Limbaugh said. “Jansen did a great job lifting the team up in his first ever round for us which was great to see. Reid was steady as always and did a great job closing his round out the right way. Michael (Shears) continues to show a lot of courage out there and seems to be getting better every time out.”
Shears finished with an even-par 70 while Matthew Riedel was 2-over at the 7,204-yard Old Overton Club.
“Today was a good start and there’s a lot of golf left,” Limbaugh said. “We have to continue to understand momentum and how important it is to fight to keep it if you have it and fight to get it if you don’t have it. We can do some things better tomorrow and we need guys to continue to step up.”