Taking the Clubs to Charleston

Vandy opens season at Cougar Classic

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Vanderbilt women’s golf team begins its 2021-22 run Monday when it starts play in the Cougar Classic in Hanahan, South Carolina.

“There’s just always so much excitement with the start of a new season,” Vanderbilt head coach Greg Allen said. “I really like this group and I believe, if we can get and stay healthy, can be pretty darn good. In order to do this we need to do a good job of managing our expectations. “

Vandy won the 2019 Cougar Classic with a 27-under-par 837. Auston Kim claimed the individual title with a 16-under-par 200 while Louise Yu was 9-under-par for the event.

Kim will lead the Dores into the Lowcountry this week along with Virginie Ding, Ariel Yu, Tess Davenport and Jayna Choi.

The Commodores will face 14 teams as well as student-athletes playing as individuals from Auburn, Florida, Tennessee and host College of Charleston. Arkansas, Baylor, Central Florida, Charleston, Clemson, Furman, Georgia, Maryland, Miami, Michigan State, North Carolina, N.C. State, Penn State and Wisconsin round out the field.

“Super excited to get the season underway and love starting it at Yeamans Hall,” Allen said. “It’s a really great golf course and our girl have loved playing it over the years.

“As for this week I just want to see our girls go out and play with confidence from start to finish, fight for every shot, show good body language and have a great attitude.”

The 17th annual Cougar Classic will be played at Yeamans Hall, a 6,301-yard venue playing at a par 72. Teams will play 36 holes starting at 7:30 a.m. CT Monday and 18 holes starting at 7:45 a.m. CT Tuesday.

Live scoring for the event can be found HERE.