After trailing San Diego State by four shots at the conclusion of the second round of the NCAA’s Kingston Springs Regional, held at the Golf Club of Tennessee, the Vanderbilt men’s golf team sealed the deal today with a dominating, 9-under-par performance to win the regional by 11 strokes over second-place Arkansas.
The Commodores were paced today by William Moll, a sophomore from Houston, Texas, who shot a 4-under 67 which included three birdies on the back nine. Fellow sophomore Matthew Riedel also went low with a 3-under 68, and freshman Cole Sherwood and junior Michael Shears both posted rounds of 70. The high man was junior Reid Davenport, who’d carried the Commodores in Monday’s first round with a 65.
The win advances the Commodores to the NCAA Championship, which will be held from May 28 to June 2 at the Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Technically the regional isn’t finished yet, but as of right now it appears that Arkansas, Clemson, and San Diego State will be joining Vanderbilt in advancing from the regional. As of this writing, NC State leads Charlotte by one stroke for the fifth and final spot. San Diego State’s Puwit Anupansuebsai is the leader in the clubhouse for the individual medalist.