Men's Golf

Ryan Thornton - blank


Chattanooga, Tenn.

High School:
Baylor School

Ryan Thornton


Men's Golf Notebook

Jon Curran wins NGA Tour Player of the Year, other news and notes from around the program.


Men in first after two rounds

Vanderbilt shot a six-under as a team on Saturday


`Dores host Mason Rudolph

Men and women's golf teams host the Mason Rudolph Championship this weekend at the Vanderbilt Legends Club.


MG posts 3rd-best round at Schenkel

Hofmann shoots his second consecutive 69 to pace Vanderbilt.


2nd Day in the books at Schenkel

Hofmann shoots three-under par 69, Stewart shoots 70 to lead Vanderbilt.

• 2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll

Senior (2012-13)
Played in three rounds at Mason Rudolph Championship...Averaged 75.67 strokes per round...Low round of 74 came in final round of Mason Rudolph.

Junior (2011-12)
Played in two tournaments and six rounds in 2011-12...Finished in 12 at the Carmel Cup and in a tie for 64h at the Mason Rudolph Championship...Low round of the year came in the final round of the Mason Rudolph, when he shot a 73.

Sophomore (2010-11)
Played in five tournaments and 14 rounds...Posted a stroke average of finish came at the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate, when he placed in a tie for 15th out of 84 golfers with a total of 220 (73-73-74)...Named to the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll for his work in the classroom.

Freshman (2009-10)
Played in two events and five rounds for the Commodores, and had a stroke average of 77.60...Played in the Mason Rudolph and the Gordin-Myers...Low round of the year came in the first round of the Mason Rudolph when he shot a 67.

Earned runner-up honors in the Tennessee State Junior twice... Also finished in second place two times at The Wally Invitational... Numerous top-5's in FCWT (Future Collegians World Tour) events... Finished tied for th sixth at the Cliffs, one of severals AJGA (American Junior Golf Association) top-10's to his credit... Made the cut at the Tennessee State Amateur at the Honors Course in Chattanooga, site of the 2010 NCAA National Championship.

High School
Four-year varsity starter for coach King Oehmig's Baylor Raiders... Helped lead squad to four consecutive state championships... Lew Oehmig Award recipient as a junior for a team-low scoring average of 69.3 strokes... Finished second in the state as a senior after coming in fifth as a junior... Member of the National Honor Society.

Ryan Joseph Thornton... Born March 31, 1990 in Chattanooga, Tenn.... Son of Eileen and John Thornton... Middle of five children has a younger brother (Sam), a younger sister (Katie), an older brother (Johnny) and an older sister (Dori)... Ryan's older brother played tennis at the University of Tennessee... Graduated with a degree in human and organizational development at Vanderbilt's Peabody College in May of 2013.

Thornton's Statistics:
Year | Rounds | Strokes | Average
2012-13 | 3 | 227 | 75.7
2011-12 | 6 | 460 | 76.7
2010-11 | 14 | 1,066 | 76.1
2009-10 | 5 | 388 | 77.6
Career | 28 | 2,141 | 76.5

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