NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Three tournaments, including one in nearby Franklin, highlight the Vanderbilt fall schedule.
The Commodores last competed March 7-8 at the Desert Mountain Intercollegiate in Scottsdale, Arizona, before the COVID-19 pandemic canceled the remainder of the 2019-20 season.
“This is an exciting time for our student-athletes and our program,” Vanderbilt head coach Scott Limbaugh said. “We are so thankful that the SEC is providing the opportunity to compete this fall in a safe and controlled environment.
“We also understand with this opportunity comes heightened responsibility, care and unselfishness. These are most definitely uncertain times, but I know that we can provide some hope and relief by playing golf – and that is a great thing.”
Vandy is scheduled to debut on the links Oct. 5-7 at the Blessings Collegiate Invitational at The Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The 54-hole stroke play event will be televised live by GOLF Channel and be complemented by digital coverage.
The Blessings Golf Club was the site of the 2019 NCAA Championship where the Commodores fell to Stanford in the semifinals. The event will be televised from 3:30-6:30 p.m. CT each day.
The Commodores will then play in the Vanderbilt Legends Collegiate Classic from Oct. 25-27 hosted by the Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin. Limbaugh’s squad will end its fall season by traveling to Birmingham, Alabama, to take part in the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate.
“It’s exciting for us to be able to compete at Vanderbilt Legends Club,” Limbaugh said. “We hosted the 2015 NCAA Men’s South Regional Championships and the 2012 NCAA Women’s Championships on the North Course and it’s exciting to bring all 14 SEC schools coming here to compete.
“I appreciate Vanderbilt Legends Club and our administration for supporting this event.”
Vanderbilt’s spring schedule will be finalized and announced at a later date.