The #6 ranked Vanderbilt Women’s Golf Team won the UCF Challenge held over three days earlier this week at Eagle Creek Golf Club in Orlando. This is their second win of the 2018-19 school year and first of the Spring Season.
They defeated Kent St and Miami, who placed second and third. Other power 5 schools in the field were Purdue, Michigan State, Iowa State, Penn State, and UCF.
The Commodores were led by Auston Kim and Courtney Zeng who placed T2 and T5 as individuals. Both fired opening rounds of 70 while Kim went low with a 66 on Day 2 and a 70 in the final round, totaling 206. Zeng shot 68 and 70 for her last two rounds for 209 three day total.
Vanderbilt finished the tournament in fourth place behind Miami, Kent State, and Kennesaw State. They moved into second place after the second round with a team score of -11. Their third round was -3 and enough to put them on the top of the podium with a team score of -23.
Commodores capture first team title of 2019.— Vanderbilt Women's Golf (@VandyWGolf) February 5, 2019
Greg Allen’s squad earns UCF Challenge crown by commanding 8-stroke margin.#AnchorDown pic.twitter.com/Bg8P1G4S5p
“We are so good!” Coach Greg Allen probably said. At least that is what I would have said if I were him. The ‘Dores reached a #1 national ranking by Golf Stat during the Fall season. It’s now the Spring and they are vying for an SEC and National Title.
Ahead of them in the conference are Alabama and that terrible school in a dirty little hog town- Florida. Atop the national standings are USCw, Te-jas, and the Dukies.
The Commodores will put their peg in the ground again Saturday and Sunday, February 16-17, at the Reynolds Lake Oconee Collegiate Invitational.