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Anchor Drop, April 17, 2019: SEC Women’s Golf Championship Edition

Vanderbilt looks for its first SEC Championship since 2014.

PGA: Masters Tournament - Final Round Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning.

Vanderbilt may have lost out, however narrowly, on a national title in women’s bowling. But that is just the beginning of our quest for national titles in sports that Vol fans say don’t matter, mostly because the Vols suck at most of them. (They also suck at football right now, but that’s neither here nor there.) That starts today with the SEC Championship in women’s golf, which will take place at the Legacy Course at the Greystone Golf and Country Club in Birmingham. Vanderbilt has claimed the championship twice before, in 2004 and 2014, but enters the championship as the highest-ranked SEC team in the WGCA rankings at #6 nationally. The format of the five-day event is three days of stroke play from today through Friday, followed by an eight-team match play event on Saturday and Sunday. Only the semis and finals will be televised, but you can follow along the live scoring here. Vanderbilt tees off (along with Arkansas and South Carolina) at 9:40 AM CT.

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