Golf seems like the kind of sport that you would expect Vanderbilt to be good at, because Vanderbilt stereotypes and such.
And you’d mostly be wrong, at least historically speaking. The Commodores have made 10 NCAA regionals, they’ve never won an SEC championship in the sport, and prior to the hiring of current head coach Scott Limbaugh, the Commodores had made just two NCAA golf championships in 2003 and 2004 (the former fueled by the one and only Brandt Snedeker.)
But that’s changing. Vanderbilt has finished in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship in each of the last two years, and now, the Commodores start the spring golf season ranked number one in the country.
That spring season begins this weekend. The Vanderbilt men’s golf team will compete in the All-American Intercollegiate in Houston from Friday through Sunday. As usual, if the ball is round, we are sound, and a golf ball is definitely round.