Sargent Becomes Three-Time All-American

The junior becomes the first men's golfer to earn three NCAA Division I First-Team All-American honors in Vanderbilt history

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Gordon Sargent added another accolade to his distinguished Vanderbilt men’s golf career Wednesday, as he became the first three-time GCAA first-team All-American in program history, as the Golf Coaches Association of America announced the 2023-24 honorees on GOLF Channel.

The junior from Birmingham, Alabama, was one of 11 student-athletes recognized as Division I PING first-team All-Americans. In all, Sargent is one of nine Commodores to earn first-team All-America honors from the GCAA since 2003.

Sargent finished the season with a 70.15 scoring average after shooting par or better in 23 of 34 rounds. He was the medalist at the Mason Rudolph Championship, becoming the second golfer to win back-to-back tournaments in the history of the event. Sargent posted runner-up finishes at the NCAA West Lafayette Regional and NCAA Championships and recorded seven top-10 finishes during the 2023-24 season. Sargent was also a finalist for the Ben Hogan and Haskins Awards for the second-straight season.

He currently ranks first in the Golfweek/ World Rankings, while he is second in the World Amateur Golf Rankings and fifth in the Scoreboard Rankings presented by Clippd. Sargent is set to compete at the 127th U.S. Open Championship June 13-16 at Pinehurst Resort and Country Club in Pinehurst, North Carolina. The 2022 NCAA individual champion will also join teammate Jackson Van Paris in representing the United States at the 2024 Arnold Palmer Cup, slated for July 5-7 in Lahinch, Ireland.

Other honors Sargent has claimed this season include being named first-team all-region and first-team All-SEC. He extended his school record for most career wins to six after earning medalist honors at the 2024 Mason Rudolph Championships at Vanderbilt Legends Club.

In October, Sargent became the first golfer to earn their PGA TOUR card via the PGA TOUR University Accelerated program. In addition, Sargent has represented the United States twice on the international stage this past fall, once at the Walker Cup in September and then again at the World Amateur Team Championships in October.

His efforts helped the Commodores advance to the NCAA Championships for the 10th consecutive year, picking up seven team titles this season. The Commodores advanced to match play for the seventh time in program history at the NCAA Men’s Golf Championships where they fell to Ohio State, 3.5-1.5, in the quarterfinal round.

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