CARMEL, Ind. – The Commodore men’s golf team ended the Crooked Stick Collegiate Tuesday in second place with a final total of 868 (282-291-294), with three players, John Augenstein (3rd), Reid Davenport (7th), and Harrison Ott (T-13th) finishing in the top 13 on the individual leaderboard.
The Commodores were edged out by one shot by Georgia for the team title.
Augenstein finished in the top five for the second consecutive event after finishing second at the Nike Collegiate Invitational in September. The senior from Owensboro, Kentucky, carded his eighth career top-five finish Tuesday after finishing with a score of 4-under-par 212 (67-73-72).
Davenport’s seventh-place finish was the best of his career, and he ended the tournament with a 216 (68-72-76). Ott’s score of 220 (76-71-73) and his 13th-place finish is a season-best and the second-lowest of his career. Freshman William Moll carded a career-low finish with a 21st-place standing after a total of 223 (872-75-76), and sophomore Michael Shears also posted a career-low finish, ending the tournament in a tie for 28th with a score of 224 (76-75-73).
“We had a really challenging day today with wind and just a great course,” said Vanderbilt head coach Scott Limbaugh. “It was great opportunity to learn and grow because things were difficult. The guys really played well today and we came up just short of the win. However, we took another good step and learned more about our team. There were some good moments that help build trust. It was a total team effort today and I am super proud of how the guys competed. Michael stepped up with a big round today, which was great to see. John had another solid week and Reid is getting better each time out. Harrison had really good ball control today and played another good round in tough conditions.”
Marquette’s Tyler Leach took home medalist honors with a 6-under-par 210 (68-68-74) to lead all individuals.
Vanderbilt returns to the course this Sunday-Tuesday at the Tavistock Collegiate Invitational in Windermere, Florida.
“We have a quick turnaround and we need to get some rest and be ready for our next opportunity on another championship course,” said Limbaugh.
2. Vanderbilt – 283-291-294=868
3. John Augenstein – 67-73-72=212
7. Reid Davenport – 68-72-76=216
T13. Harrison Ott – 76-71-73=220
T21. William Moll – 72-75-76=223
T28. Michael Shears – 76-75-73=224