Reid Takes the Lead

Vandy senior Reid Davenport leads Commodores into first after first round of The Prestige

LA QUINTA, Calif. — Led by Reid Davenport, Vanderbilt found itself tied for the lead after a tough 18 holes at The Prestige on Monday in La Quinta, California.

The Commodores finished 3-over-par and shot a 287 on a windy day to settle alongside Oregon in the 24-team field. LSU is one shot back and Long Beach State is lurking at 5-over-par.

“Really fun to be back out there today and seeing our guys compete,” Vanderbilt head coach Scott Limbaugh said. “It was tough this afternoon and I thought all of our boys did a lot of really good things. Days like today build character and really it takes a strong mindset and a great attitude.”

Davenport was the lone Commodore under par and his 69 gave him a share of the lead with Davis Bryant of Colorado State. A senior, Davenport recovered from a double bogey on the par 5 eighth to card three birdies on the back nine.

Cole Sherwood (72) is tied for 18th while Gordon Sargent (73) and Matthew Riedel (73) are each tied for 24th. Jackson Van Paris finished with a 6-over-parr 77 and is tied for 81st.

“Reid’s round today was our best round of the year and really lifted our team up,” Limbaugh said. “Cole hung in there well after a tough start and continues to get better. Gordon and Matthew both did a good job and looked in control all day. It’s so big to have everyone in it on these days and we had that most of the day today.”

Meanwhile, at the nearby Coral Mountain Golf Club, Vanderbilt senior Harrison Ott fired a 1-under-par 71 and is three strokes back of the lead at The Prestige individual tournament. Ott is scheduled to tee off at 11:40 a.m. CT Tuesday.

Vanderbilt is scheduled to tee off at 8:45 a.m. CT Tuesday for the second round and will be paired with Texas Tech and Stanford.

Live scoring for Tuesday’s second round can be found HERE.

“You get to choose what you believe and we need to continue to choose confidence and resilience,” Limbaugh said. “We had a good start today, but there’s a lot of golf left and we got to continue to lock in, be free and have some fun. We need to be excited to get back out there in the morning.”