Putts at Paradise

Commodores to make 2021 debut at FAU Paradise Invitational

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt women’s golf will make its long-awaited 2021 debut Monday when it take parts in the FAU Paradise Invitational starting Monday.

Played on the Boca Lago Country Club in Boca Raton, Florida, the Paradise Invitational is scheduled to be a two-day event involving 13 teams.

Vandy played just three tournaments in the fall and finished on a high note with a fourth-place finish at the Liz Murphy Fall Classic on Nov. 6-8 in Athens, Georgia. Celina Sattelkau led the Dores in the fall with a 73.5 stroke average while Virginie Ding had the squad’s top placement, a fourth-place standing at the Liz Murphy.

This week, Vanderbilt will welcome the return of junior Auston Kim to the lineup. Kim, an All-American as a freshman and a sophomore, opted out of the 2020 fall season. She will join Sattelkau, Jayna Choi, Tess Davenport and Louise Yu in the Vandy lineup.

“I am really excited to get back into tournament play after a long break,” Vanderbilt head coach Greg Allen said. “I’m also super-pumped to get Auston back in our lineup.

“It will be our first time playing this tournament and this golf course so we may be a little uncomfortable, but I love that. That’s when we have our best chance to grow as a team.”

Vandy will be joined at the event by host Florida Atlantic, Arkansas State, Ohio State, Southern Mississippi, UAB, Loyola (Chicago), Xavier, South Florida, Iowa, North Florida, Michigan State and Maryland. The 54-hole tournament format will take the lowest four of five scores each round toward a team score.

Live scoring can be found HERE.

After the FAU Paradise Invitational the Commodores will look ahead to the Lady Gator Invitational (Feb. 21-23) in Gainesville, Florida.