NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt sophomore Cole Sherwood has been named Southeastern Conference Golfer of the Week, the league office announced Thursday.
Sherwood, from Austin, Texas, rewrote the record books Tuesday in Los Cabos, Mexico, where he fired a 61 in his third round at the Cabo Collegiate. That was a course record at the Cove Club and the record for an 18-hole round in Vanderbilt golf history.
“I wasn’t thinking about my score,” Sherwood said Tuesday. “I was focused on the team. I knew we had a lot of ground to make up. There were some good teams ahead of us. I never really thought about individual.
“I focused on making birdies and eagles for my teammates.”
With a 17-under-par score after three rounds, Sherwood beat Michael Thorbjornsen of Stanford for the Cabo Collegiate individual title, his first as a Commodore. Sherwood’s three-day total of 196 also set a new Vandy standard, besting the mark of 198 set by Brandt Snedeker in 2002 at the Mason Rudolph Classic.
Sherwood, whose record-setting round included three eagles and five birdies, had recorded five career top-15 finishes before his win and had just recently come in fourth at The Prestige in February in California.
Sherwood lowered his stroke average to 71.2 and now has five rounds under par this season.
A member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll and named to the SEC All-Freshman Team in 2020-21, the weekly honor is the first for Sherwood.
Vanderbilt is scheduled to return to action March 20-22 at the Linger Longer Invitational in Georgia.