Michael Shears

Class Sophomore
Hometown Franklin, Tenn.
High School Franklin

2019 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll


  • Shears, from Franklin, Tenn., signed with the Commodores in 2017-18

As a Sophomore (2019-20):

  • Played in nine rounds in the fall, averaging 75.33 strokes per round.
  • Best finish of the fall came at Crooked Stick Collegiate, where he finished in a tie for 28th.
  • Low round of the year came in second round of Carmel Cup when he carded a 72.

As a Freshman (2018-19):

  • Averaging 75.50 strokes per round
  • Named to SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
  • Played in four events as a freshman
  • Low round of 67 came in the second round of the Old Waverly Collegiate Championship

Prior to Vanderbilt:

  • Played at nearby Franklin High School in Franklin, Tenn., where his golf team won two district championships and one regional championship
  • Individually, Shears was a first-team All-Region and All-State selection in 2017, and was named the Williamson County Award for the Boys Golfer of the Year in 2017-18
  • Was captain of his Franklin golf team in 2017 and 2018


  • Michael Keith Shears
  • Son of Michael and Shannon Shears
  • Has one sibling, Mary Darden
  • Plans to major in Economics

Shears’ Statistics:
Year | Rounds | Strokes | Average
2018-19 | 12 | 906 | 75.5
Career | 12 | 906 | 75.5