The Vanderbilt men’s golf team was selected as the number one seed in the Kissimmee, Fla. Regional that will take place May 14-16 at the Reunion Resort, the third time in the last four years the Commodores have been named a number one seed. The Commodores will compete against 13 other teams in the regional hosted by the University of Central Florida.
The number one-seed Commodores will compete with #2 Florida, #3 North Carolina, #4 South Florida, #5 Kent State, #6 Arizona, #7 Purdue, #8 Colorado State, #9 Saint Mary’s (Ca.), #10 UCF, #11 Coastal Carolina, #12 Jacksonville State, #13 Georgetown, and #14 Central Connecticut State. Individuals include Steven Fisk of Georgia Southern, R.J. Keur of UAB, Yannick Schutz of South Alabama, Billy Tom Sargent of Western Kentucky, and Saptak Talwar of Sacred Heart.
“It’s exciting for our program to earn the number one seed this year,” said Vanderbilt head coach Scott Limbaugh. “The guys have done a great job competing all year and we will need to carry that same competitive character with us during this postseason. I always feel that leadership is so important this time of year. In my opinion, the toughest and most together teams are the best teams this time of year. We have to be a team that is tough enough to overcome any adversity we will face. We are excited to get started with our preparation for regionals tomorrow.”
Thirteen teams were selected to three regional sites and 14 were selected in three others, with the top five teams from each regional advancing to the NCAA Championship. Additionally, the top individual not affiliated with a qualifying team in the six regionals will also advance to the finals at the Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Okla., May 25-30.