WINDERMERE, Fla. – The Vanderbilt men’s golf team finished in third place in one of college golf’s toughest fields on Tuesday, ending the Tavistock Collegiate Invitational with a final score of 1-under-par 863 (293-279-291). Two Commodores, sophomore Reid Davenport and senior John Augenstein, each finished in the top 10 individually.
The Commodores counted Davenport’s 2-under 70, his third consecutive 70 of the tournament, an even-par 72 from freshman William Moll, a 1-over 73 from Augenstein, and a pair of 76’s from junior Harrison Ott and sophomore Michael Shears, respectively.
Davenport posted the best finish of his career, ending the tournament in a tie for fifth with a final score of 210 (70-70-70). Augenstein finished in the top seven for the third consecutive tournament, carding a seventh-place finish with a total of 212 (72-67-73). Since rejoining the Commodores after his Walker Cup stint in early September, the senior from Owensboro, Kentucky, has finished second (Nike Golf Collegiate), third (Crooked Stick Collegiate), and seventh (Tavistock Collegiate).
“I continue to be very proud of the fight and resilience this group shows,” said Vanderbilt head coach Scott Limbaugh. “We certainly were not perfect physically this week, but I thought we took another good step. I saw some moments of real growth from a young group and that excites me. John didn’t play as well as he would have liked but he is doing a great job leading this group and is a great anchor for this team. Reid was really good today and all week and is playing at a high level, which has been huge for our team. William grew up some this week on a tough course and really did a good job battling it in. We have a lot of improving to do as a group, but the competitive character is high and that’s a good starting point.“
UCF won the team title with a final score of 844 (280-275-289). The Knights’ Johnny Travale won medalist honors with a 12-under 204 (69-69-66).
Vanderbilt will close out their fall season next Monday through Wednesday at the East Lake Cup in Atlanta, Georgia. The event will be televised on the Golf Channel for all three days.
“We have another quick turnaround and another great opportunity next week at the East Lake Cup,” said Limbaugh. “It would be great to have some Vandy fans show up to support our team.”
3. Vanderbilt – 293-279-291=863
T5. Reid Davenport – 70-70-70=210
T7. John Augenstein – 72-67-73=212
T33. William Moll – 76-72-72=220
T38. Harrison Ott – 75-70-76=221
68. Michael Shears – 81-73-76=230