The number-three ranked Commodore men’s golf team returns to the course this Saturday and Sunday at the Rod Myers Invitational in Durham, N.C. The event, with 36 holes being played on Saturday and 18 on Sunday, will be played at the par-72, 7,154-yard Duke University Golf Club.
Vanderbilt will play with host Duke, No. 8 Wake Forest, No. 10 Oregon, East Carolina, East Tennessee State, Liberty, Louisville, Penn State, Princeton, UC Davis, and UNC Greensboro.
“We are excited to go and play in this event because it’s something we haven’t done before and I hear it is a really good golf course,” said Vanderbilt head coach Scott Limbaugh. “I think it helps our team grow to go to the unknown and play in someone else’s backyard a few times a year so we can make sure our focus and attention to detail is where we need to be.”
Seniors Michael Decker and Theo Humphrey, juniors Will Gordon and Patrick Martin, and sophomore John Augenstein will compete for the Commodores this weekend. Freshman Harrison Ott will compete as an individual.
“This is a very important week for us because it’s our next opportunity to compete together and take another step towards being the team we want to be,” said Limbaugh. “We have had a couple of good weeks of preparation since returning from Pebble Beach and the boys seem excited to try to improve and be a little better than we were in that event. Our challenge to the team has been to try to take their minds to a whole other level and commit to getting what they want.”
Tee times begin at 6:35 a.m. CT on Saturday and 6:55 a.m. CT on Sunday, with live stats available on Golfstat.com throughout the weekend.