Matthew Riedel - Men's Golf - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Matthew Riedel

Class Graduate
Hometown Houston, Texas
High School Stratford
Major Economics

NIL on Opendorse

As a Graduate Student (2023-24):

  • Played in all four tournaments during the 2023 fall season
  • Currently ranks sixth in the PGA Tour University rankings
  • Comes into the 2024 spring season ranked 28th in the World Amateur Golf Rankings
  • Held a stroke average of 69.27 during the 2023 fall season
  • Helped Vanderbilt win the Valero Texas Collegiate, the Ben Hogan Collegiate Invitational and the St Andrews Links Collegiate
  • Collected a team-best three top-10 finishes during the fall
  • Carded under par in a team-high eight rounds in the fall
  • Tied for fifth at the Valero Texas Collegiate with a three-round score of 4-under 212
  • Finished tied for sixth with a score of 9-under 204 during stroke play at the 2023 SEC Match Play
  • Carded 2-under 138 to finish in a tie for ninth during stroke play at the St Andrews Links Collegiate
  • Carded a season-best 6-under 65 during Round 2 at the 2023 SEC Match Play

As a Senior (2022-23)

  • GCAA Division I PING honorable mention All-American
  • Golfweek honorable mention All-American
  • GCAA Division I PING All-Region (Southeast)
  • First Team All-SEC and SEC Community Service Team member
  • Byron Nelson Award finalist
  • Named to First Spring Haskins Award Watch List
  • Named co-SEC Golfer of the Week (Sept. 28)
  • Named to Final Fall Haskins Award Watch List
  • SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • Medalist at 2022 SEC Match Play presented by Jerry Pate with a 54-hole total of 197 (-13)
  • Tied for fourth at the John Hayt Invitational at 5-under-par
  • Finished in a tie for fifth (-4) at the Cabo Collegiate
  • At the Mason Rudolph Championship, tied for fifth at 7-under-par
  • Tied for seventh (-2) at the Auburn Regional
  • Came in eighth at the Watersound Invitational at 9-under-par
  • Shot a 64 in the second round of the Frederica Cup
  • Competed as an amateur in the first two rounds of the 2023 HomeTown Lenders Championship

As a Junior (2021-22)

  • SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • Tied for seventh at the Jones Cup with a three-day total of 220
  • Tied for 10th at the Patriot All-America

As a Sophomore (2020-21)

  • SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • A stroke average of 71.1 in 31 rounds, second best among Commodores
  • Six top-20 finishes in 10 tournaments
  • Ranked 63rd nationally by Golfstat
  • Low round of 64 at Vanderbilt Legends Collegiate
  • Finished a season-best second at Tiger Invitational
  • Fall 2020 Dean’s List
  • Named Division I PING All-Region (Southeast)
  • Went 2-1 in match play at the SEC Championships
  • Finished 38th at the NCAA Championships
  • Tied for fifth with an 11-under 202 at the Vanderbilt Legends Collegiate
  • At the Old Waverly Collegiate Championship tied for 10th with a 3-under-par

As a Freshman (2019-20):

  • Played six events and averaged 73.63 strokes per round
  • Posted low round of 67 in the second round of the Florida Gators Invitational
  • Finished in a tie for 18th at the Gators Invitational, his best finish of the season

The Riedel File

  • 2018 Texas High School individual champion
  • Tied for fourth at 2018 Southern Junior Amateur
  • Tied for fifth at 2019 CB&I/Simplify Boys Championship
  • Three-time individual district champion and regional champion
  • Stratford High School team were two-time district champions
  • Was valedictorian of his class, named to the National Honor Society
  • Full name is Matthew James Riedel
  • Son of John and Betsy Riedel
  • Has two siblings, Ben and Alyssa