Riedel and Sargent Named Finalists

Matthew Riedel and Gordon Sargent were two of 10 finalists for the 2024 Haskins Award

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Haskins Foundation announced Friday the final Haskins Award Watch List and Vanderbilt’s Matthew Riedel and Gordon Sargent were two of the 10 finalists.

Celebrating its 54th year, the Fred Haskins Award presented by Stifel is given annually to the top male U.S. collegiate golfer as voted on by only college golfers, coaches, and members of the golf media.

Riedel has enjoyed a spectacular 2023-24 campaign as he leads the Commodores in scoring average at 69.72. The graduate student was the runner-up at the 2024 Valspar Collegiate and the 2024 SEC Championship, while has posted a total of four top-five finishes this season.

The Houston, Texas, native is currently third in the PGA Tour U. rankings, while he is No. 14 in the National Collegiate Golf Rankings on Scoreboard powered by CLIPPD. Riedel has carded under par in 19 rounds this season, while he has scored in the 60s in 16 rounds.

It is the second-straight year that Sargent has been named a finalist for the Haskins Award. The junior is currently ranked No. 2 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings and seventh in the CLIPPD rankings. He has posted five top-five finishes during the 2023-24 season and holds a scoring average of 69.93 through 10 collegiate tournaments.

The 2022 NCAA national champion has carded under par in a team-best 19 rounds this season. He was named SEC Golfer of the Week back on April 10. Sargent has collected a school-record six wins during his collegiate career. His most recent win came at the 2024 Mason Rudolph Championship, where he carded 11-under 202 to win the event for the second-consecutive year. In October, Sargent became the first golfer to earn their PGA Tour card via the PGA Tour University Accelerated program.

Voting for the Haskins Award will open on Friday as well. As a reminder, all active D1 players, coaches, golf SIDs, past Haskins winners, and college golf media are eligible to vote. Voting will end on Monday, May 27th at the conclusion of the stroke play portion of the NCAA Championship.

Since its formation in 1971, the Haskins Foundation has been devoted to amateur golf and the presentation of the Haskins Award. This coveted trophy honors the year’s outstanding college golfer and the memory of Fred Haskins, a club professional who spent his life nurturing and mentoring amateur golfers.

The Vanderbilt men’s golf team is set to compete for the NCAA Men’s Golf National Championship from May 24-29 at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa Champions Course in Carlsbad, California. The Commodores head out to the 2024 NCAA Men’s Golf Championship fresh off the program’s third-ever victory at an NCAA Regional, as Vanderbilt won the 2024 West Lafayette Regional with a score of 24-under 840. Check back with VUCommodores.com for a full tournament preview.

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