Vanderbilt juniors Will Gordon and Patrick Martin and sophomore John Augenstein were honored on Thursday as Honorable Mention All-Americans by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) for their outstanding play this season.
Gordon was second on the team in stroke average with a 70.89 stroke average while carding one individual championship at the East Lake Cup in November, four top five finishes and five top 10 finishes. He posted a season-low 66 on three different occasions during the season, and carded his best three-round score of the season at the Nike Collegiate Invitational, when he posted an 11-under par, 202 (67-69-66) total for the tournament. This is Gordon’s second All-American honor after being named a freshman and third-team All-American in 2016.
Martin finished the season with a 71.37 stroke average, two top five finishes and three top 10 finishes. He was Vanderbilt’s leader at the NCAA Kissimmee Regional when he posted a third-place finish with a total of 206 (69-70-67), while also garnering a top-five standing at the Carmel Cup in Pebble Beach, Calif. He also finished inside the top 20 individually in nine out of 12 events played in his junior season. Martin’s inclusion on the 2018 All-American team is the third consecutive time he has been named an All-American after being named a freshman and honorable-mention selection in 2016 and a first-team selection in 2017.
Augenstein was named an honorable-mention All-American after finishing ninth at the NCAA Championship with a two-under par total of 286 (70-69-73-74) in Stillwater, Okla. For the season, the sophomore from Owensboro, Ky. averaged 71.14 strokes per round and won one individual championship at the Mason Rudolph Championship while placing in the top 10 in six other events. Augenstein has now been honored for the second consecutive season as an honorable-mention All-American. He was also named a freshman All-American last year.
Gordon, Martin, and Augenstein’s All-American honors are the 12th, 13th, and 14th selections, respectively, in the six-year Scott Limbaugh-led era. In all, the Commodores have had a total of 21 All-American selections in the program’s history. The pair join Theo Humphrey, who was named a first-team All-American earlier this month by the GCAA.
Humphrey, Stewart on PGA McKenzie Tour
Recent graduate Theo Humphrey will make his professional debut this weekend at the Lethbridge Paradise Canyon Open at the Paradise Canyon Golf Resort in Lethbridge, Alberta. Former first-team All-American Hunter Stewart will also tee it up at the event this weekend.
Commodores in prestigious amateur events
Augenstein finished in a tie for fourth last week at the 65th Sunnehanna Amateur with a final total of five-under par, 275 (72-67-68-68) at the par-70, 6,868-yard Sunnehanna Country Club in Johnstown, Pa.
Three Commodores – Augenstein, Patrick Martin, and Will Gordon – are participating in the 57th Northeast Amateur at the Wannamoisett Country Club in East Providence, R.I. The tournament began in 1962 and was played as a 54-hole event until 1968. The Tournament is an invitational event conducted at stroke play over 72 holes and is limited to 92 players. The play will be in twosomes over four days with an 18-hole round each day, with a cut after 54 holes to low the 55 players and ties.