SEC Match Play: Sargent, Auburn lead after Day One
Gordon Sargent (USGA Photo)
Gordon Sargent (USGA Photo)

The number-one-ranked amateur in the world is making his presence felt once again.

Gordon Sargent of Vanderbilt, the 2022 NCAA individual champion, shot a two-round score of 13-under to lead by three shots in the individual competition over Brendan Valdes of Auburn, who is at 10-under.

Sargent shot a first-round 7-under 64 and a second-round 6-under 65 to shoot 13-under.

Through the two rounds, Sargent recorded 15 birdies, an eagle, two bogeys, and a double bogey.

Jackson Koivun of Auburn, John Driscoll of Arkansas, JM Butler of Auburn, and Phichaksn Maichon of Texas A&M are all tied in third place at 9-under.

2023 U.S. Amateur Champion Nick Dunlap of Alabama is T8 at 7-under, along with Caleb Surratt of Tennessee.

In the team competition, Auburn leads by two shots at 30-under. Auburn has three golfers in the top five (Koivun, Butler, Valdes).

Arkansas is in second place at 28-under, and Vanderbilt is in third place at 23-under. Texas A&M and Ole Miss are tied for fourth place at 20-under.

Results: SEC Fall Preview
1ALNick DunlapHuntsville, AL70070-65-63=198
2ALGordon SargentMountain Brook, AL50064-65-70=199
3FLBrendan ValdesOrlando, FL40069-63-69=201
T4KYJohn Marshall ButlerLouisville, KY40066-67-69=202
T4CAPhichaksn MaichonBeverly Hills, CA40065-68-69=202

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ABOUT THE SEC Fall Preview

Men's college match play tournament, with each team match consisting of five individual matches. A player match win is worth 1 point, and a tie is worth 1/2, and the winning team is the one with the most points in the five player matches. 54 holes of stroke play determines match play opponents.

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