July 8, 2014
Vanderbilt head men's golf coach Scott Limbaugh has announced his team's 2014-15 schedule, with his Commodore squad set to take part in some of the nation's best collegiate tournaments and on the world's most renowned golf courses.
“We are thrilled about our schedule this year as we continue to give our student-athletes the opportunity to play against the best players on some of the world’s top courses," said Limbaugh. "We feel like this regular season tournament schedule will help prepare us for the postseason.”
The Commodores once again open their schedule on one of the world's most picturesque golf tracks at the Carmel Cup on the Monterrey Peninsula in California, where the team will play all three rounds at the world famous Pebble Beach Golf Club. Following the trip to California, Vanderbilt returns home to play in the Dick's Sporting Goods Challenge Cup at the Golf Club of Tennessee, an event that will feature five teams from the SEC and five from the ACC. The 10 teams will play 54 holes of stroke play and then 18 holes of match play September 19-21.
Other fall tournaments include one new event for the Commodores, the Swoosh Invitational at Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas, October 6-7, and a return trip to the Tavistock Collegiate Invitational in Orlando, Fla., October 20-22 to close out the fall in one of collegiate golf's most prestigious tournaments.
“This fall we will open at Pebble Peach for the Carmel Cup," said Limbaugh. "It will be a three-day event with all 54 holes being played on Pebble Beach Golf Links. The tournament will play host to four SEC teams and four Big 12 teams. Following the Carmel Cup will be the Dick’s Sporting Goods Collegiate Challenge Cup here at The Golf Club of Tennessee. We really look forward to this event as it is on one of our home courses and gives many of our fans an opportunity to watch us play. It has a unique format with 54 holes of stroke play then the final day we get to represent the SEC in match play versus the ACC. Next, we added a new event, The Swoosh Invitational @ Colonial Country Club. This tournament will host one of the nation’s best fields on a true championship golf course which is the host of the Crowne Plaza Invitational, a PGA Tour event. We will finish our fall campaign at Lake Nona Golf and Country Club in Orlando, Fla., for the Tavistock Invitational. “
Four of the five tournaments in the spring in 2015 will be similar to last year's schedule, with the Commodores opening 2015 at the Gator Invitational in Gainesville, Fla., February 14-15. Vanderbilt returns to Los Cabos, Mexico, March 1-3, for the Querencia Cabo Intercollegiate, and heads back to the Talis Park Challenge in Naples, Fla., to defend their 2014 title March 15-16. The Commodores return to the Schenkel Invitational for the first time since 2013 for a solid field in Statesboro, Ga., March 20-22. Vanderbilt then closes out its regular season at their own Mason Rudolph Championship, which will take place April 3-5 at the Vanderbilt Legends Club.
“Our spring season is very similar to last year," said Limbaugh. "We will begin the spring season at The Gator Invitational in Gainesville, Fla. Following the Gator, we will spend our spring break once again in Los Cabos, Mexico, for the Querencia Cabo Collegiate. Next we will return to Naples, Fla., to defend our Talis Park Challenge championship. After taking a year off, we will return to Statesboro, Ga., for the Schenkel Invitational for one of the oldest and most popular tournaments in college golf. We will round out the regular season at our very own Mason Rudolph Championship at Vanderbilt Legends Club. Legends Club is a very special place to Vanderbilt Golf and will play host to another strong field in 2015.“
The SEC Championship, which will be contested April 17-19, will once again be held at the Sea Island Golf Club. NCAA Regionals begin at various sites around the country beginning May 14, with the NCAA Championships taking place May 29-June 3 in Bradenton, Fla., at the Concession Golf Club.