New Challenge at Old Waverly

Commodores head to Mississippi as regular season nears a close

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — In its penultimate event of the regular season, Vanderbilt will be looking to take another step forward this weekend against a competitive field at the Old Waverly Collegiate starting Friday.

The Commodores are coming off back-to-back top-three finishes at the LSU Invitational and Tiger Invitational, respectively. They’ll be striving continue to trend in the right direction with postseason play on the horizon.

“We have two steps left in our spring season climb and I think it’s kind of easy to relax and let something go if you don’t truly own it,” Vanderbilt head coach Scott Limbaugh said. “Our challenge to the guys has been to continue to take ownership of our actions and to stay locked in mentally. When we do that we are a good team.

“I want us to become a team that really fights to not give shots away and to continues to create great habits – because we all know that when pressure comes, your habits come straight to the surface.”

The quintet of William Moll, Reid Davenport, Harrison Ott, Matthew Riedel and Cole Sherwood will be representing the Black and Gold during the 54-hole, three day tournament. Michael Shears will be competing as an individual.

At the par-72, 7,088-yard Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, Mississippi, Vandy will go up against Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, East Tennessee State, Georgia, Kansas State, Little Rock, LSU, Ole Miss, Southern Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and host Mississippi State.

Vanderbilt last competed in the Old Waverly in 2019 when it finished third out 15 teams in a two-day, 54-hole event.

“Old Waverly is a good golf course and this will be another great field we are playing against,” Limbaugh said. “I’m excited to see this group take another step towards being the team we know we can be.”

The Commodores, penciled in to begin at 10:50 a.m. Friday, are scheduled to finish the regular season April 5-7 at the Shoal Creek Invitational in Birmingham, Alabama, before competing at the SEC Championships beginning April 21 on Sea Island, Georgia.

Live scoring for this weekend’s event can be found HERE.