Ryan Thornton
Ryan  Thornton

Chattanooga, Tenn.

High School:
Baylor School



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 76.1...top 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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