Vanderbilt and Gordon Sargent extend leads at Mason Rudolph Championship
Gordon Sargent (Vanderbilt Athletics photo)
Gordon Sargent (Vanderbilt Athletics photo)

Vanderbilt continues to flex its muscles on their home course where the top-ranked Commodores will take a commanding 17-stroke into the final round of the Mason Rudolph Championship.

After carding a 10-under 274 in Monday's first round, the Dores turned a six-stroke lead into a 17-shot advantage with a 17-under performance on Tuesday. At 27-under, Vanderbilt holds a 17-stroke lead over Tennessee and Mississippi State heading into Wednesday's final round at the Legends Club in Franklin, Tenn.

Sophomore Gordon Sargent, fresh off an appearance at the Masters, followed an opening round 66 with a 64 on Tuesday and sits atop the leaderboard at 12-under par. The reigning NCAA individual champion will take a six-shot advantage over six golfers, including teammate William Moll, into the final 18 holes on Wednesday.

Sargent capped off a sensational round with an eagle on the 18th hole to finish with a 7-under 64.

Along with Sargent and Moll, Cole Sherwood (-5) is tied for eighth and Matthew Riedel (-4) sits in 11th place.

“I thought we played with a sense of urgency today and I’m really pleased with how we played a complete round,” said Vanderbilt head coach Scott Limbaugh. “Gordon looked rock solid all day and really finished the round strong. He made a 4-foot par putt on No. 10 that was huge for him. We had a lot of guys fighting to get and keep momentum which is always big."

Vanderbilt Athletic Communications contributed to this report

Results: Mason Rudolph Championship
1ALGordon SargentMountain Brook, AL60066-64-66=196
2TNBryce LewisHendersonville, TN40068-68-68=204
T3TXWilliam MollHouston, TX30072-64-69=205
T3ThailandSarut VongchaisitThailand30071-65-69=205
T5TXReid DavenportAustin, TX30068-71-67=206

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54-hole men's college tournament hosted by Vanderbilt University. Team (best four scores out of five players each round) and individual competitions.

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