NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Vanderbilt men's golf team earned its second tournament title this season after shooting a three-round 903 at the Johnny Owens Invitational in Lexington, Ky. The 15-team tournament, which was played at the University Club of Kentucky (Par 72, 6,992 yards), concluded Sunday in frigid conditions.
As a team, Vanderbilt posted rounds of 298, 299 and 306 to finish in first place with a 39-over-par 903. After posting the best first-round score and third-best second-round score, the Commodores got to their three-stroke win by tying for the second-best final-round score.
This is Vanderbilt's second team tournament title this season and the third in the past two seasons. The Commodores claimed the top spot in September's Mason Rudolph Championship and also took first place at last season's U.S. Naval Academy Invitational.
Leading the Commodores individually was junior Ken Lewis, who finished in a tie for eighth place with a 10-over-par 216. This is Lewis' best finish of the season, surpassing the tie for 21st place that he recorded at the Mason Rudolph Championship.
Next up for the Commodores were senior Brandt Snedeker and sophomore Lance Goodson, who each finished tied for 13th place with scores of 228. Snedeker got to his 12-over-par mark with rounds of 76, 77 and 75, while Goodson got to 228 with rounds of 78, 75 and 75.
One shot behind that pair of Commodores was sophomore Mark Donnell, who finished tied for 18th place with a 13-over-par 229. Rounding out the Vanderbilt squad was senior Craig Dunlap, who finished tied for 22nd with a 15-over-par 231.
The Commodores are back in action April 11-13 at the Billy Hitchcock Intercollegiate.
1. Vanderbilt 298-299-306=903 (+39)
2. Indiana 298-302-306=906 (+42)
3. Kentucky 301-298-311=910 (+46)
4. Eastern Kentucky 313-296-311=920 (+56)
5. Arkansas-Little Rock 302-307-314=923 (+59)
6. Xavier 309-311-304=924 (+60)
7. Miami (Ohio) 309-298-323=930 (+66)
Louisville 315-306-309=930 (+66)
9. Western Kentucky 310-304-318=932 (+68)
Ball State 313-304-315=932 (+68)
11. Notre Dame 313-302-318=933 (+69)
12. Michigan 318-308-308=934 (+70)
13. Ohio 312-307-322=941 (+77)
14. Marshall 317-318-317=952 (+88)
15.Morehead State 320-318-323=961 (+97)