Third in Cabo

Three Commodores finish in top 20 in event that featured seven top-25 teams

LOS CABOS, Mexico – The Commodore men’s golf team finished the Cabo Collegiate, an event that featured seven teams ranked in the top 25, in third place with a final total of 10-under 842 (282-274-286). Three Commodores, junior Harrison Ott (T-10), senior John Augenstein (T-14), and sophomore Reid Davenport (T-19) all finished in the top 20 for Vanderbilt on the individual leaderboard.

Vanderbilt counted Augenstein’s final-round 68, a 70 from Davenport, a 73 from Ott, and a pair of 75’s from freshmen William Moll and Matthew Riedel on Tuesday.

“Today was a really good challenge with the wind blowing,” said Vanderbilt head coach Scott Limbaugh. “It was a great opportunity to learn more about our team because when things are difficult it makes you better. As a coach, it’s really nice to have a guy like John on our side on days like today. I am extremely proud of how he showed up and lifted our team. Reid is doing such a good job getting better and learning to play without his best stuff which is what we want to see. Harry was good out there today and probably was a couple of short misses away from a really good round, but he’s playing at a high level. William and Matthew are learning a lot each time out and they know how to compete. We got better this week and that was our goal and it was another solid week. We aren’t happy with where we are, but it’s encouraging to see our team coming together and growing with the right competitive spirit.”

Arizona State won the team championship with a final score of 20-under 832 (281-277-274), and Texas A&M’s Walker Lee came away with medalist honors after carding an 8-under 205 (71-70-64) in the three-day event.

The Commodores return to the course March 7-8 at the Desert Mountain Intercollegiate in Scottsdale, Arizona.

“I am encouraged by our play this week and excited that we have a quick turnaround before playing again this weekend in Arizona,” said Limbaugh. “We need to clean up a few areas of our games which will come from learning to focus on the right things at the right times. There is a standard that we play to and it’s our responsibility to own our actions so we can play closer to those standards and I believe we will.”

3. Vanderbilt – 282-274-286=842
T10. Harrison Ott – 69-68-73=210
T14. John Augenstein – 71-72-68=211
T19. Reid Davenport – 74-68-70=212
T22. William Moll – 72-66-75=213
T37. Matthew Riedel – 70-72-75=217