The Commodores won their second in as many tournaments last weekend when they captured the Reynolds Lake Oconee Challenge in at Reynolds Lake Golf Course in Greensboro, GA.
The women’s team shot +17 in a tournament marked by difficult weather over host team, Mercer University which shot +29. SEC teams participating were Kentucky and Missouri which shot +32 and +49, respectively. Full scoreboard here.
Auston Kim led the ‘Dores with three day total of 216, level par, at Reynolds Lake. She opened with a -2, 70 and then shot a +6 78 on the second day. She rebounded with a -4 68 for her final round, giving her an individual finish of T-2.
Abbey Carlson was the second finisher for Vandy. She shot 77, 71, 71 for a solo fifth place finish. It was a strong finish to a week full of promise as she aced a par three during her practice round.
Hole in one for @AbbeyCarlson54 Great start to a great practice round! ⚓️⬇️ pic.twitter.com/ku5kmg4T1o— Vanderbilt Women's Golf (@VandyWGolf) February 15, 2019
Both Kim and Carlson have been stalwarts for this team this season. Kim recently won the SEC Freshman of the week award prior to the tournament.
Congratulations @AustonTKim!#AnchorDown pic.twitter.com/V3o9KxP7dq— Vanderbilt Women's Golf (@VandyWGolf) February 13, 2019
The Women’s Golf team is ranked #6 in the country and has a scoring average right at 71.46 for scores taken each day. Their comparative record is 261/266 (meaning they have defeated 261 teams of the 266 they have squared off against). Their record against Top25 teams is 13/16. And they are are the highest ranked team in the SEC.
When reached for comment, Head Coach Greg Allen was unavailable because he was too busy making warning calls to the rest of the conference coaches shouting into the receiver, “Anchor DOWN,” then whispering, “because there is a storm a coming,” probably.
The Women go for their third straight victory on March 8-10 at Hilton Head for the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate.