Sargent Named Golfer of the Year

Vandy freshman earns top honor

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt incoming freshman Gordon Sargent was named Thursday the USA TODAY Male Golfer of the Year.

Sargent finished his prep career with both individual and team state championships and defended his title while claiming victory as the Alabama State Amateur Champion with a 17-under-par 267. Sargent, who signed with Vandy in November, recently finished as runner-up at the Western Amateur.

A graduate of Mountain Brook High School in Birmingham, Alabama, Sargent was the No. 1-ranked player in the state of Alabama and No. 2-ranked golfer in the recruiting class of 2021. He is a three-time Rolex Junior All-American and ranked 36th – and No. 1 junior golfer – in the World Amateur Golf Rankings.

Vanderbilt signee Jackson Van Paris was also a finalist for the award.