From Austria to Nashville, Vandy senior striving to lead 'Dores to NCAA title
Longhorns knock off Vanderbilt, 4-1.
Top-ranked Vanderbilt men's golf preps for elite field at East Lake
VU shoots a six-under, 202, to win by five shots over Texas.
Prestigious four-team event will be featured on the Golf Channel Monday through Wednesday.
Photos from day three of the East Lake Cup in Atlanta, Ga.
View Maddie Donato's pictures from round one of the East Lake Cup in Atlanta, Ga.
Photos from day two of the NCAA Championship at the Eugene Country Club in Eugene, Oregon (Photos by Tim Cowie)
Round one photo gallery from the NCAA Championship in Eugene, Oregon.
View John Russell's photos from the final round of the NCAA men's golf regional on May 18, 2016.
• 2016 SEC Academic Honor Roll
• 2016 GCAA First-Team All-American
• 2016 All-SEC First Team
• 2016 Palmer Cup European Team
• 2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll
• 2015 GCAA Third-Team All-American
• 2015 All-SEC First Team
• 2015 Palmer Cup European Team
• 2014 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
• 2014 SEC All-Freshman Team
As a Junior (2015-16)
Played in 34 stroke-play rounds and posted a stroke average of 70.53, a team-best…Named a GCAA First-Team All-American and was named to the All-SEC First Team for second consecutive season...Had six top 10 finishes, and shared medalist honors at the Carmel Cup at the Pebble Beach Golf Links…Tied for third at the NCAA Championship, and was one of only four players to shoot under par for the four rounds of stroke play (71-68-67-73=279)...Finished third at the Mason Rudolph Championship, tied for seventh at the Schenkel Invitational, tied for eighth at the Querencio Cabo Collegiate, and eighth at the DICK’s Sporting Goods Challenge…Carded 12 rounds in the 60’s this season, including a season-low 67 in the first round of the Mason Rudolph Championship…His 54-hole low score came at the Nike Collegiate Invitational, when he shot a six-under par, 209 (69-69-71)...Finished in a tie for 14th at NCAA Franklin Regional, which included a final-round 66...Clinched Palmer Cup for Team Europe in June of 2016...Was selected by both Palmer Cup teams to receive the Arnold Palmer Cup exemption into the 2017 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard. Players selected the individual from both teams that they think best represents the “Arnold Palmer Legacy,” that is, the values that Arnold Palmer exhibited through his life in golf.
Summer of 2015 (2014-15)
Participated in the Palmer Cup where he represented the European side...Went 2-2 in those matches...Won the Swiss Amateur.
As a Sophomore (2014-15)
Played in eight events and 25 rounds and posted a 70.44 stroke average in his sophomore year...Named to the All-SEC First Team and to the 2015 Palmer Cup European team......Tallied four top fives and shared the Mason Rudolph Championship individual title with teammate Hunter Stewart...Finished in a tie for second at the NCAA New Haven Regional...Posted eight rounds in the 60's, with low of 66 coming in the first round of the Talis Park Challenge...Finished second at Schenkel Invitational...Finished in a tie for 11th at the NCAA Championship...Missed fall competition recovering from a back injury.
As a Freshman (2013-14)
Played in seven events and 20 rounds as a freshman, and led all Commodores with a 72.15 stroke average...Named to the SEC All-Freshman team, Vanderbilt's first honoree on the team...Was first player honored by the SEC since 2010 (Hudson Johnson)...Won medalist honors at the Carmel Cup in his first collegiate start...Finished second at the Osprey/Eagle Intercollegiate, and in a tie for sixth at the SunTrust Gator Invitational...Low round of the year came in the second round of the Carmel Cup, when he carded a 68...Has missed the final five tournaments of his freshman season because of a lower back injury.
Summer of 2013
Advanced match play and the round of 16 at the U.S. Amateur in Chicago...Finished in a tie for 14th on the European Tour Austrian Open, a professional event, and tied for third at the Swiss Amateur...Was the only amateur to make the cut at the Austrian Open, shooting an eight-under par, 280.
High School and Amateur Highlights
Established himself as one of the world's best amateur players during his junior playing days...Was ranked sixth in the world in the 2012 World Amateur Golf Rankings, and was the second-highest ranked European on the list...Finished sixth at the 2012 European Amateur, and made it to the quarterfinals of the 2012 British Boys Amateur...Made it to the finals of the 2012 British Amateur, and was one putt away from qualifying for the 2013 Masters, while also finishing in a tie for second at the 2012 Austrian Amateur...Competed internationally in the fall of 2012 at the Junior Ryder Cup, where he went 2-0-1 in his matches against the best junior players in the United States...Made the cut in two European Tour events, the 2010 and the 2011 Austrian Open, and finished tied for 32nd and 45th, respectively.
Recipient of the Toby S. Wilt Scholarship...Majoring in German and European studies.
Year | Rounds | Strokes | Average
2015-16 | 34 | 2,398 | 70.5
2014-15 | 25 | 1,761 | 70.4
2013-14 | 20 | 1,443 | 72.1
Career | 79 | 5,602 | 70.9