Matthias Schwab - Men's Golf - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Matthias Schwab

Class Senior
Hometown Rohrmoos, Austria
High School BORG Radstadt


  • 2017 GCAA All-America Scholar
  • 2017 SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2017 Nicklaus Award Semifinalist
  • 2017 GCAA Second Team All-American
  • 2017 All-SEC First Team
  • 2017 Ben Hogan Award Semifinalist
  • 2016 GCAA All-America Scholar
  • 2016 SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2016 GCAA First Team All-American
  • 2016 All-SEC First Team
  • 2016 Palmer Cup European Team
  • 2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2015 GCAA Third Team All-American
  • 2015 All-SEC First Team
  • 2015 Palmer Cup European Team
  • 2014 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
  • 2014 SEC All-Freshman Team

As a Senior (2016-17)

• Averaged 70.5 strokes per round

• Named All-SEC First Team for third consecutive season

• Honored as GCAA Second-Team All-American

• Named as a Ben Hogan Award Semifinalist

• Took part in the Arnold Palmer Invitational with the Arnold Palmer exemption, an award voted on by his peers at the 2016 Palmer Cup given to the player that best represents the Arnold Palmer Legacy

• Posted four top-five finishes including a third-place finish at the NCAA Championship and a runner-up finish at the Tavistock Collegiate

• Finished tied for second at All-American, tied for fifth at Carmel Cup and tied for eighth at the Nike Golf Collegiate

• Posted 10 rounds in the 60’s with his season low coming in the second round of the Carmel Cup when he carded a 66

As a Junior (2015-16)

• Played in 34 stroke-play rounds and posted a stroke average of 70.5, a team-best

• Named a GCAA First-Team All-American and All-SEC First Team

• Had six top-10 finishes and shared medalist honors at the Carmel Cup at the Pebble Beach Golf Links

• Tied for third at the NCAA Championship, and was one of only four players to shoot under par for the four rounds of stroke play (71-68-67-73=279)

• Finished third at the Mason Rudolph Championship, tied for seventh at the Schenkel Invitational, tied for eighth at the Querencio Cabo Collegiate and eighth at the DICK’s Sporting Goods Challenge

• Carded 12 rounds in the 60s including a season-low 67 in the first round of the Mason Rudolph Championship

• 54-hole low score came at the Nike Collegiate Invitational when he shot a 6-under par, 209 (69-69-71)

• Finished in a tie for 14th at NCAA Franklin Regional which included a final-round 66

• Clinched Palmer Cup for Team Europe

• Selected by both Palmer Cup teams to receive the Arnold Palmer Cup exemption into the 2017 Arnold Palmer Invitational

As a Sophomore (2014-15)

• Participated in the Palmer Cup where he represented the European side – went 2-2 in those matches

• Won the Swiss Amateur

• Played in eight events and 25 rounds and posted a 70.4 stroke average in his sophomore year

• Named to the All-SEC First Team and to the 2015 Palmer Cup European team

• Tallied four top fives and shared the Mason Rudolph Championship individual title with teammate Hunter Stewart

• Finished in a tie for second at the NCAA New Haven Regional

• Posted eight rounds in the 60s with low of 66 coming in the first round of the Talis Park Challenge

• Finished second at Schenkel Invitational

• Finished in a tie for 11th at the NCAA Championship

As a Freshman (2013-14)

• Played in seven events and 20 rounds as a freshman, and led all Commodores with a 72.15 stroke average

• Named to the SEC All-Freshman team, Vanderbilt’s first honoree on the team

• First player honored by the SEC since 2010 (Hudson Johnson)

• Won medalist honors at the Carmel Cup in his first collegiate start

• Finished second at the Osprey/Eagle Intercollegiate and in a tie for sixth at the SunTrust Gator Invitational

• Low round of the year came in the second round of the Carmel Cup when he carded a 68

• Advanced to match play and the round of 16 at the U.S. Amateur in Chicago

• Finished in a tie for 14th on the European Tour Austrian Open, a professional event, and tied for third at the Swiss Amateur

• Was only amateur to make the cut at the Austrian Open, shooting an 8-under par, 280.

High School and Amateur Highlights:

• Was ranked sixth in the world in the 2012 World Amateur Golf Rankings and was the second-highest ranked European on the list

• Finished sixth at the 2012 European Amateur and made it to the quarterfinals of the 2012 British Boys Amateur

• Made it to the finals of the 2012 British Amateur and was one putt away from qualifying for the 2013 Masters while also finishing in a tie for second at the 2012 Austrian Amateur

• Competed internationally in the fall of 2012 at the Junior Ryder Cup where he went 2-0-1

• Made the cut in two European Tour events, the 2010 and the 2011 Austrian Open, and finished tied for 32nd and 45th, respectively

• Recipient of the Toby S. Wilt Scholarship

Schwab’s Statistics:
Year | Rounds | Strokes | Average
2016-17 | 29 | 2,045 | 70.5
2015-16 | 34 | 2,398 | 70.5
2014-15 | 25 | 1,761 | 70.4
2013-14 | 20 | 1,443 | 72.1
Career | 108 | 7,647 | 70.8