Scenic City Challenge Up Next

Vandy heads to eastern Tennessee for next tournament

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The next stop for the Vanderbilt men’s golf team on its fall tour is Ooltewah, home of the 2021 Scenic City Challenge.

Played just outside of Chattanooga, the Scenic City is set on the Honors Course, a venue which has hosted amateur championships, the Curtis Cup and the 2010 NCAA Championships.

“The Honors is a special place and certainly a championship course,” Vanderbilt head coach Scott Limbaugh said. “We are excited they are hosting us and excited to play close to home and in front of some of our Vandy fans.”

The Commodores opened the 2021-22 campaign with a fifth-place finish at the Carmel Cup in Pebble Beach, California. That result was thanks to a 13-under-par score in the event’s final round.

Vanderbilt will hope to keep that momentum going against 14 other teams.

“It has been nice to get settled into a routine the past two weeks,” Limbaugh said. “College golf is all about how you improve throughout the season and that is what our focus has been since our first event. We have to continue to evolve as coaches and players and really just focus on this moment we are in.

“It’s not about the finish line. It’s about putting our heads down and seeing how good this team can be. I’m excited to see who steps up this week and our goal is to have all five guys competing and in each round from the start.”

Vandy’s lineup this week will consist of Reid Davenport, Michael Shears, Harrison Ott, Gordon Sargent and William Moll while Matthew Riedel will compete as an individual. Sargent and Shears tied for sixth overall at the Carmel Cup while Ott came in tied at 10th.

Those six Dores will go up against Augusta, Clemson, East Tennessee State, Georgia, Kennesaw State, LSU, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, North Carolina Greensboro, South Carolina, Tennessee, UAB, Virginia and host Chattanooga. They’ll all be playing on a par-72 layout over 7,290 yards.

Vanderbilt is scheduled to tee off at 7 a.m. CT Monday.

Admission to the event is free and live scoring can be found HERE.