Cole Sherwood - Men's Golf - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Cole Sherwood

Class Senior
Hometown Austin, Texas
High School Vandegrift
Major Human & Organizational Development

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Student-Athlete Features — ‘Cruise Control’: Vanderbilt’s Cole Sherwood has caught fire this spring

As a Senior (2023-24)

  • All-SEC first team
  • Played in all 11 tournaments during the 2023-24 season
  • Currently ranks sixth in the PGA Tour University rankings
  • Comes into the 2024 NCAA Men’s Golf Championship ranked 19th in the World Amateur Golf Rankings
  • Held a scoring average of 69.88
  • Helped Vanderbilt win seven team titles, which are tied for the second-most in a single-season in program history
  • Won the individual title at the 2023 Ben Hogan Collegiate Invitational
  • Collected four top-five finishes and placed inside the top-1o seven times on the year
  • Claimed the Ben Hogan Collegiate Invitational’s individual title after winning a playoff hole against Georgia Tech’s Christo Lamprecht. He shot 3-under 67 in Round 3 to move up six spots on the player leaderboard to finish at 7-under 203 and force an extra hole.
  • By winning the Ben Hogan Collegiate, he earned an exemption into the 2024 Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club
  • Carded under par in 16 rounds and finished in the 60s in 15 rounds
  • Posted a season-best 66 in six different rounds
  • Finished second at the St Andrews Links Collegiate with a score of 6-under 134 during stroke play
  • Carded 7-under 203 to win the 2023 Ben Hogan Collegiate Invitational

As a Junior (2022-23)

  • GCAA Division I PING Honorable Mention All-American
  • Golfweek Honorable Mention All-American
  • GCAA Division I PING All-Region (Southeast)
  • Second Team All-SEC
  • Golfweek Preseason First-Team All-American
  • Michael Carter “Junior” Memorial Award winner while competing at the Palmer Cup
  • Tom Cousins Award recipient
  • Named to 2022 Haskins Award Preseason Watch List
  • Named to Final Fall Haskins Award Watch List
  • SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • Finished second at the Frederica Cup at 18-under-par (198)
  • Tied for fourth at the Watersound Invitational at 12-under-par; eagle on 17 gave Vanderbilt a one-stroke team championship
  • Carded an 8-under-par 202 to tie for 10th at 2022 SEC Match Play
  • Tied for ninth (E) at the East Lake Cup
  • Advanced to the quarterfinals at the Western Amateur

As a Sophomore (2021-22)

  • GCAA Division I PING First Team All-American
  • Golfweek First Team All-American
  • First Team All-SEC
  • Haskins Award finalist
  • Jack Nicklaus Award finalist
  • SEC Community Service Team
  • Fred Haskins Award Watch List (Spring 2022)
  • Ben Hogan Award Golfer of the Month Finalist (March 2022)
  • PING All-Region Southeast
  • SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • Srixon/Cleveland Golf NCAA Division I All-America Scholar
  • Finished the 2021-22 season with a 70.3 scoring average
  • 2022 Mason Rudolph Championship winner with a three-day total of 196 (-17)
  • Shot a 63 in the opening round of the Mason Rudolph Championship
  • 2022 Cabo Collegiate champion, fired a third-round 61 to finish 17-under-par for the tournament
  • Tied for third at the SEC Championships with a 206 (-4)
  • Named SEC Golfer of the Week (April 7)
  • Named SEC Golfer of the Week (March 3)
  • Final round 61 at the Cabo Collegiate set a Vanderbilt 18-hole record and Cove Club course record
  • Three-day total of 196 at the Cabo Collegiate set a Vanderbilt record for a 54-hole tournament
  • Finished fourth at The Prestige with a three-day total of 215 (+2)
  • Tied for fourth at the Linger Longer Invitational at 7-under-par (209)
  • Shot a 2-under-par 214 and tied for eighth at the Palm Beach Regional
  • Finished tied for 11th at the NCAA Championships
  • At the Mossy Oak Collegiate, tied for 12th with a 2-under-par 214

As a Freshman (2020-21)

  • SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • Stroke average of 71.7 in 25 rounds played
  • Three top-15 finishes in eight tournaments
  • Spring 2021 Dean’s List
  • Fall 2020 Dean’s List
  • Shot a 210 over 54 holes of stroke play at the SEC Championships to tie for fifth, a season-best
  • Named Division I PING All-Region (Southeast)
  • Named to SEC All-Freshman Team
  • Low score for the Commodores at the NCAA Championships
  • Shot a 4-under-par 67 in the second round of the 2021 NCAA Regional at Kingston Springs
  • Went 2-1 in match play at the SEC Championships to help team to an SEC championship
  • Vanderbilt Athletics Anchor of the Week for March 8, 2021

The Sherwood File

  • Nation’s 21st-ranked player in 2020 class
  • One of Texas’ top-ranked players by Golfweek
  • 2020 All-State first team
  • 2020 Academic all-state second team
  • Third at 2020 Byron Nelson Junior Championship
  • Fourth at 2019 Wyndham Invitational
  • 2018 Southern Junior Amateur runner-up
  • Son of Scott and Lauren Sherwood
  • One older sibling, Adrian