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Men’s Golf Defeats Slimy Gators

The Men’s Golf Team beat UF on their home course this past weekend

2017 East Lake Cup - Day 3 Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

The #3 ranked Men’s Golf team beat the slimy Gators this past weekend at the Florida Gators Invitational on the Mark Bostwick Golf Course in Gainesville, FL.

Led by Will Gordon, who took medalist honors with a pair of level par rounds of 70 and one round of -7, 63 (!!!), the Commodores felled UF by one stroke over the three day tournament.

Patrick Martin shot 68-70-68 for a -4 tournament total and T-4 finish. He, along with Gordon, were the only two players for Vanderbilt under par. Full scoreboard here.

Vanderbilt was also the only team to finish the tournament under par, which is promising for their PGATOUR prospects considering the TOUR’s slogan. UF played the tournament at level par, while other while other D1 ranked teams Liberty, Directional Floridas (North and South), West Virginia, and Georgia Southern all shot +2— +31 on the weekend.

It has been difficult to get quotes from the Men’s Golf program so I am going to make up a few quotes and scenes from this past weekend. Upon the final putt dropping, Will Gordon yelled out, “I hate UF, yes I do. I hate UF how ‘bout you?!”

On the first tee of the final round, Patrick Martin asked the crowd, “who has two thumbs and hates UF?” Then motioning to his chest with two thumbs raised, he said, “this guy. Now watch this.” He then pounded driver down the middle.

At one point, Mr. Two Bits came out in his annoying pastel costume to fire up the crowd, but an unnamed assassin fired a three iron stinger from atop a library depository, striking Mr. Two Bits in the hamstring. He lunged forwards then backwards from another stinger. Witnesses say there was a second swinger atop a grassy knoll just over a hundred yards away.

But seriously, do you like a Top 3 program in the country? Do you like winning back to back tournaments? Because this Vanderbilt squad is hotter than a match head.

The ‘Dores have a few weeks off before heading to Mexico at the beginning of March for “golfing,” and definitely not laying on the beach drinking rum runners.