Matthias Schwab
Matthias  Schwab
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Rohrmoos, Austria

High School:
BORG Radstadt

 

06/23/2017

Dores on the Web

Latest news, notes on Vanderbilt athletics

06/06/2017

Limbaugh named GCAA National Coach of the Year

Vanderbilt coach claims Dave Williams Award presented by Golf Pride Grips

05/03/2017

Dores earn a myriad of SEC honors

Scott Limbaugh earns SEC Coach of the Year, John Augenstein Freshman of the Year, and Theo Humphrey, Patrick Martin, and Matthias Schwab land on All-SEC teams

04/17/2017

Black & Gold Banquet celebrates student-athletes

Charley named Miss Commodore, Burks Mr. Commodore

02/16/2017

The next step for Matthias Schwab

From Austria to Nashville, Vandy senior striving to lead 'Dores to NCAA title

05/30/2017

NCAA Championship -Match Play

View Vanderbilt's photos from match play at the 2017 NCAA Championship.

05/29/2017

NCAA Championship - Round Four

View photos from Vanderbilt's fourth round at the NCAA Championship, May 29, 2017, Sugar Grove, Ill.

05/28/2017

NCAA Championship - Round Three (Boggs)

Pictures from Vanderbilt's third round at the NCAA Championship in Sugar Grove, Ill. May 28, 2017.

05/27/2017

NCAA Championship - Round Two (Boggs)

Round two photos from the 2017 NCAA Championship at Rich Harvest Farms, May 27, 2017.

05/26/2017

NCAA Championship - Round One

View photos from Vanderbilt's first round of the NCAA Championship at Rich Harvest Farms. (Boggs)

Honors:
 2017 GCAA All-America Scholar
2017 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2017 Nicklaus Award Semifinalist
2017 GCAA Second-Team All-American
• 2017 All-SEC First Team
• 2017 Ben Hogan Award Semifinalist

• 2016 GCAA All-America Scholar
• 2016 SEC Academic Honor Roll

• 2016 GCAA First-Team All-American

• 2016 All-SEC First Team
• 2016 Palmer Cup European Team

• 201
5 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 Senior (2016-17):
Averaged 70.52 strokes per round…Named All-SEC First Team for third consecutive season...Honored as GCAA Second-Team All-American, the third straight season he has been named to an All-American team...Named as a Ben Hogan Award Semifinalist...Has played in 29 rounds as a senior… Took part in the Arnold Palmer Invitational with the Arnold Palmer exemption, an award voted on by his peers at the 2016 Palmer Cup which is given to the player that best represents “the `Arnold Palmer Legacy’”. Schwab missed the cut by three shots at the event, which was held March 16-19 at Bay Hill...One of only three Commodores to be named as a first-team All-American (2015-16)…Posted four top five finishes this season, including a third-place finish at the NCAA Championship and a runner-up finish at the Tavistock Collegiate…Finished tied for second at All-American, tied for fifth at Carmel Cup and tied for eighth at the Nike Golf Collegiate…Posted 10 rounds in the 60’s, with his season low coming in the second round of the Carmel Cup when he carded a 66.

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.

Personal:
Recipient of the Toby S. Wilt Scholarship...Majoring in German and European studies.

Schwab's Statistics:
Year | Rounds | Strokes | Average
2016-17 | 29 | 2,045 | 70.5
2015-16 | 34 | 2,398 | 70.5
2014-15 | 25 | 1,761 | 70.4
2013-14 | 20 | 1,443 | 72.1
Career | 108 | 7,647 | 70.8

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