The Vanderbilt Commodores’ men’s golf team picked up a home course victory Tuesday at the Vanderbilt Legends Collegiate. The event was contested at the North Course at Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin, TN.
Vanderbilt, paced by John Augenstein's 13-under performance -- which gave him solo second place individually -- took the title by 5 shots over over Georgia with a three-day total of 39-under 813.
“Just really so proud of the way they finished the rounds off this week – even when there were times when it wasn’t easy,” Vanderbilt head coach Scott Limbaugh said. “The guys still battled and finished the round the right way. That’s what we want the foundation of our program to be – we want to finish strong."
Augenstein recovered from a bogey on No. 3 and finished with three of birdies on his final five holes.
“It was a good week for our team. We’ve been taking good steps,” Fifth-year senior Augenstein said. “These young guys are playing great so it’s great to see their growth.
Vanderbilt started the day at 32-under after a program record 265 on Monday. Their 10-stroke lead over Texas A&M shrunk to eight after three holes and that’s where the margin remained after six holes played.
As the Aggies began to fade and Georgia –- who fired a 13-under 271 on Tuesday paced by Davis Thompson's 67 and T5 individual finish -– began to close the gap, Vanderbilt regained its form on the back nine, led by Augenstein's 33 on the back nine.
The Commodores closed with a 4-under 277 as a team Tuesday, keeping them five in front of Georgia.
Other top Vanderbilt performances came from Matthew Riedel (T5 at 11-under), and William Moll (T11 at 8-under).
Julian Perico of Peru eagled the 18th hole for the second time in three days to win the individual title by a single shot. The Arkansas Razorbacks posted a 21-under par total of 199. His team finished T6.
The eagle was reported by "Pig Trail Nation" to have been made with a "little help from a cart path" which set up a funny exchange on Twitter between that publication and Perico, whose response is below.
Alex Goff of Kentucky continued his sold play this fall, finishing T3 with Brandon Smith of Texas A&M at 19-under 201.
Vanderbilt won its 30th team title since 2001.
The Commodores will take their momentum to the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate in Birmingham, Alabama, scheduled for Nov. 8-10.
ABOUT THE Vanderbilt Legends Collegiate
54-hole men's college tournament hosted by
University. Team (best four scores out of five
each round) and individual competitions.
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