Will Gordon
Will  Gordon
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Davidson, N.C.

High School:
Cannon School

 

05/27/2018

Dores 4th at NCAA’s

Vanderbilt one of only three teams under par on Sunday, move on to final 18 holes of stroke play Monday

05/24/2018

NCAA Championship awaits Men’s Golf

Vanderbilt will tee it up as the four seed in Stillwater, Okla.

05/16/2018

Dores advance to NCAA Championship

Vanderbilt shoots an 11-under par, 277 to finish third at NCAA Kissimmee Regional

05/13/2018

No. 1 VU tees off in Kissimmee

Commodores a number one seed for third time in four years

05/10/2018

Humphrey named SEC Player of the Year, three others make All-SEC team

Humphrey becomes third Commodore to win Player of the Year

05/25/2018

NCAA Championship - Day One (Drexler)

View Todd Drexler's photos from day one of the 2018 NCAA Championship

05/15/2018

NCAA Kissimmee Regional - 5/15/18 (Drexler)

View photos from action on the second day of the NCAA Kissimmee Regional (photos by Todd Drexler)

04/25/2018

SEC Championship First Round (Steve Colquitt)

View Steve Colquitt's photos from the first round of play at the 2018 Men's Golf Championship.

04/13/2018

Mason Rudolph Championship (Russell)

View John Russell's photos of the first day of the Mason Rudolph Championship at the Vanderbilt Legends Club.

11/01/2017

East Lake Cup Round Three Gallery

View photos from round three of the East Lake Cup.

Honors
 2018 All-SEC First Team
 
2017 Tom Cousins Award
2017 SEC Academic Honor Roll
• 2017 SEC Community Service Team
• 2016 SEC First Year Academic Honor Roll

2016 All-SEC Second Team
2016 SEC All-Freshman Team

As a Junior (2017-18):
Averaging 70.42 strokes per round, the fifth-best single-season scoring average in Commodore history…Played in all 11 events as a junior...Won medalist honors at the East Lake Cup in front of a national television audience on the Golf Channel with an even-par 72...Posted three other top five finishes (Nike Collegiate, 4th; SunTrust Gator Invitational, T-4th; Schenkel Invitational, T-5th)...Finished the Carmel Cup at Pebble Beach tied for sixth...Posted 13 rounds in the 60’s...Posted an 11-under par, 202 (67-69-66) at the Nike Collegiate Invitational, which tied for the fourth-lowest 54-hole total in Vanderbilt history...Won the 2017 Tom Cousins Award at the East Lake Cup by a selected panel of industry leaders for his accolades both on and off of the golf course...Has a 2-1 record in match play this season, winning 4 & 3 over Edwin Yi of Oregon and 2 & 1 over Michael Feagles of Illinois at the East Lake Cup, and dropping a 1-up decision to Lee Hodges of Alabama in the SEC Quarterfinals.

Summer of 2017:
Placed ninth at the Players Amateur and advanced to match play at the 2017 U.S. Amateur.

As a Sophomore (2016-17):
Averaged 72.78 strokes per round…Named to 2017 SEC Community Service Team and the SEC Academic Honor Roll...Played in all 11 events as a sophomore…Shot a 68 in the stroke-play round of the East Lake Cup and finished in a tie for second...Carded three rounds in the 60’s this season.

As a Freshman (2015-16):

Played in 34 stroke-play rounds and averaged 70.88 strokes per round…Named to the All-SEC 2nd Team and the All-Freshman Team, and also to the U.S. Palmer Cup team, the only freshman named to the American team...Tied for first at the Schenkel Invitational (67-73-63), which included a final round 63…Also posted a final-round 63 at the SunTrust Gator Invitational…Has had seven top 10 finishes this season – the Carmel Cup (T-10th), the Tavistock Collegiate Invitational (T-4th), the SunTrust Gator Invitational (6th), the Schenkel Invitational (T-1st), the Mason Rudolph Championship (T-4th), and the NCAA Franklin Regional (T-9th)…Had a 3-0 record in match play in regular season, defeating Jimmy Stangler of Virginia (2 & 1) at the DICK’s Collegiate Challenge Cup, and Vince Whaley of Georgia Tech (4 & 3) and Ben Schlottman of Auburn (3 & 2) at the FarmLinks Collegiate Match Play…Posted 10 rounds in the 60’s…His 63 tied a league-low this season with Florida’s Sam Horsfield, but was only player in the SEC with two rounds of 63.

Prior to Vanderbilt:
Was ranked as the number one ranked junior golfer in the state of North Carolina for the late part of 2013 and the first half of 2014 after finishing in the top 10 in six junior tournaments...Member of the 2015 NCISAA State Championship team...In 2013, Gordon made the round of 32 at the U.S. Junior Amateur, and in 2014, he made it to sectional qualifying for the U.S. Open...A 2013 AJGA Rolex All-America honorable mention selection, he was also a standout for his Cannon School team...Was a two-time Charlotte Observer Cabarrus News Player of the Year and a two-time NCISAA All-State team member, and holds his high school's record for 18 holes (66) and nine holes (30)...Ranked as the number 31 golfer in the 2015 class...Member of Rho Kappa Honor Society (Social Studies) and Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society (Math).

Personal:
William Gordon...Born July 28, 1996...Son of Norman and Sally Gordon...Has one sister, Ellen...Major is Human and Organizational Development...Recipient of the Loomis Family Golf Scholarship.

Gordon's Statistics:
Year | Rounds | Strokes | Average
2017-18 | 97 | 6,922 | 71.4
2016-17 | 32 | 2,410 | 72.8
2015-16 | 34 | 2,410 | 70.9

Career | 97 | 6,922 | 71.4
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