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Vanderbilt leads NCAA Men’s Golf Championship after third day

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The Commodores look to claim their first national championship in golf.

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After three days, the Vanderbilt Commodores lead the NCAA Men’s Golf Championship with a score of 18-under par through 54 holes.

The Commodores shot an 8-under par 280 on Sunday, after shooting a 10-under 278 on Friday and an even-par 288 on Saturday. That leaves Vanderbilt a stroke ahead of the troika of Oklahoma, UNLV, and Southern Cal going into the final day of stroke play on Monday.

Vanderbilt is one of 15 teams that will advance to Monday’s competition. After Monday, the stroke play portion of the championship concludes, and the top eight teams will advance to a match play tournament on Tuesday and Wednesday for the championship. Vanderbilt enters the day ten strokes ahead of Auburn, which is currently in ninth place, and seems to be secure in advancing to the match play portion of the championship.

In addition, the NCAA individual champion will be finalized on Monday as the stroke play competition concludes. Vanderbilt’s Matthias Schwab enters the day in third place at 9-under par, three strokes behind Scottie Scheffler of Texas.

Vanderbilt is looking for its first national championship in men’s golf and its fourth overall national championship this week.