NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt sophomore Gordon Sargent has been chosen to represent the United States as part of Team USA at the 2022 World Amateur Team Championship, the United States Golf Association announced Wednesday.
Sargent, the 2022 NCAA Division I individual national champion, will be one of three Americans competing at Le Golf National (Albatros Course) and Golf de Saint-Nom-La-Breteche (Red Course) near Paris, France, from Aug. 31 through Sept. 3. The event features the world’s leading amateurs playing more than 72 holes of stroke play.
Sargent, ranked fourth in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, is the second Vanderbilt golfer ever selected for the prestigious tournament. Matthias Schwab competed in the event in 2016.
As a freshman, Sargent won a four-way playoff at Grayhawk Golf Club to capture the individual national title. He was honored with the Phil Mickelson Outstanding Freshman Award, was named a First-Team All-American, the SEC Freshman of the Year and was a Haskins Award finalist.
The World Amateur Team Championships are a biennial international amateur golf competition conducted by the International Golf Federation which comprises 151 national governing bodies of golf in 146 countries and 22 international professional tours and organizations conducting major championships.
The IGF is recognized by the International Olympic Committee as the international federation for golf. In addition to the World Amateur Team Championships, the IGF also organizes the golf competitions at the Olympic Games and the Youth Olympic Games.