Regular Season Finale

Clemson Invitational on tap for Commodores

by Ben Schomberg

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — After taking three weeks off from competition, Vanderbilt heads to Sunset, South Carolina, to compete in the Clemson Invitational, the team’s final regular-season tournament before SEC Championships in April.

Held at The Reserve at Lake Keowee, the 17th-ranked Commodores will take on a field that includes multiple ranked and SEC foes. In addition to host Clemson, the Dores will compete against Columbia, Florida Atlantic, Furman, Illinois, Kentucky, LSU, Maryland, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Tennessee, UNC Wilmington and Virginia Tech.

The Commodores are coming off an eighth-place finish at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate where Celina Sattelkau finished in fourth place individually.

The Vanderbilt lineup this weekend consists of Sattelkau, Tillie Claggett, Virginie Ding, Natasha Kiel and Lynn Lim.

Lim returns to the lineup, competing for the first time since the FAU Paradise Invitational in early February—an event she tied for eighth individually.

“We’re pumped to have Lynn back in the lineup after missing the last two tournaments,” Vandy head coach Greg Allen said.

A Jack Nicklaus design, The Reserve at Lake Keowee is a challenging course, testing shot accuracy and putting ability. A par 72 measuring 6386 yards, it is the longest course the Dores have played this spring.

Allen said, “The golf course can be very challenging as the greens were new last year so we anticipate them to still be very firm.”

Last season at the Clemson Invitational, no team finished a round at or below par. The average individual round score was 5-over par. Vanderbilt placed 13th as a team and LSU took home the trophy.

“The ladies are well-rested as we took a few days off the first half of spring break,” Allen said. “It’s been fun watching this team grow and get better each day this year. This group has shown they have a lot of fight in them so I’m excited to see what we can do this week.”

Vanderbilt will tee off with Clemson, Oklahoma State and Ole Miss at 8:10 a.m. CT Friday to begin the tournament.

Live scoring for the event can be found HERE.