Three Commodores in U.S. Open

June 13, 2018

U.S. Open website
Three former Vanderbilt All-Americans - Theo Humphrey (Class of 2018), Luke List (Class of 2007), and Brandt Snedeker (Class of 2003) - will tee it up beginning this Thursday in one of golf's most prestigious events at the 118th U.S. Open Championship at the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y.

The three Commodores participating in this year's field marks the most Vanderbilt players to play in a single U.S. Open Championship.

Humphrey is making his initial U.S. Open appearance. Humphrey, a native of Greenwich, Conn., will be the first former Commodore to tee off Thursday, joining Paul Waring and Ted Potter, Jr. at 11:41 CT.

List, a product of Ringgold, Ga., is making his fourth U.S. Open appearance. He tees off at 12:03 CT with Tony Finau and Gary Woodland.

Snedeker, a Nashville native, is making his 12th appearance in the national championship. He joins Jason Dufner and Braden Thornberry on the first tee at 1:09 CT.

Humphrey capped a remarkable Vanderbilt career by earning first-team All-America recognition and Southeastern Conference Player of the Year honors as a senior this season. A three-time All-SEC recipient, Humphrey produced a 69.97 strokes per round scoring average as a senior, which represents the second-lowest season average in Commodore history. He earned seven top-10 finishes in 2017-18, including an individual victory at the Schenkel Invitational, second-place result at the East Lake Cup and third-place finish at Vanderbilt's Mason Rudolph Championship.

Humphrey, who qualified for the U.S. Open in sectional competition June 4 in New Jersey, helped the Commodores to three consecutive appearances in the NCAA Match Play Championships (2015-17). He also ended his collegiate career as the SEC 2018 Men's Golf Scholar Athlete of the Year, becoming the second Vanderbilt player to capture the award.

List, a four-time first-team All-SEC recipient as a Vanderbilt player from 2004-07, enters the U.S. Open arguably in the best form of his PGA career. The long-hitting List has five top-10 results this season, including a runner-up finish at the Honda Classic, and ranks 17th in the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup chase.

List, who played for the 2004 U.S. Amateur title as a Commodore undergraduate, is making his first U.S. Open appearance since 2007.

Snedeker, a two-time All-American and the first Commodore to earn SEC Player of the Year in 2003, has has been a frequent contender at the U.S. Open. In 11 previous appearances, Snedeker has four top-10 finishes, including eighth-place results in 2010 and 2015.

Live coverage of the event begins Thursday at 8:30 a.m. CT on FS1 and coverage on Fox begins at 3:30 p.m. CT.

Reid Davenport playing in Toyota Junior Golf World Cup

Reid Davenport, an incoming Vanderbilt freshman from Austin, Texas, is currently playing in the Toyota Junior Golf World Cup at the Chukyo Golf Club's Ishino Course in Toshitomo-cho Fukada, Toyota-shi, Japan.

The Junior Golf World Cup, which continues through June 15, consists of four-man teams representing 15 different countries.


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