It’s August! That means football season is just a few weeks from starting, the PGA Championship begins one week from tomorrow, and the Ryder Cup is next month. Until then, here is a little nugget to keep you going to the weekend.
It has been a pretty active week for the Vanderbilt Golf Community.
Patrick Martin placed T-28 at the Pacific Coast Amateur Championship, while Will Gordon finished 106.
Harrison Ott won the Wisconsin State Amateur Championship in an 8 hole playoff.
Michael Sheer placed T9 at the Chattanooga Choo Choo Invitational with scores of (71-70-73).
The Commodores released their schedule for the 2018-2019 season. There are some elite courses on the schedule like Pebble Beach, Colonial, and Shoal Creek. The home match will be April 5-7.
This week is a big week for competition as John Augenstein, Patrick Martin, and Will Gordon compete in the Western Amateur Open. After one round, Auguenstein is in 5th place alone, with a 64. Gordon is T62 shooting 73, 67. Patrick Martin is 109 shooting 73, 70. You can follow live scoring here.
On the professional tours, Brandt Snedeker had a nice tournament at the RBC Canadian Open. He finished T-8 at -15 with rounds of 68, 70, 68, 67. His last round he gained 1.386 strokes on the field in putting, which was better than the average of .643 for the week.
On the European Tour, Matthias Schwab finished T-7 at the Porche European Open in Germany earning him a cool 65,000 Euros. And Euros are as good as money. He also netted 75,000 Race to Dubai points (the Euro version of the FEDEX Cup). This was by far his best finish of the season. He is 254 in OWGR and 81st in the Race to Dubai.
This coming week, Luke List is in the field at the WGC in Akron. He is among the 50 best golfers in the world and is guaranteed at least $50,000 for hitting his first shot on Thursday morning at 10:20.
After a week off, play continues for Hunter Stewart and Theo Humphrey on the Mackenzie Tour. They will tee off at 8:00 and 8:50 respectively at the Syncrude Oil Country Championship presented by AECON played in Edmonton, Alberta.