Vanderbilt Men's Golf Signs Three 11/14/02
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Vanderbilt Men's Golf Coach Press McPhaul
has announced the signing of Luke List, Joe Shirley and
Dos Goldsmith for the 2003-04 season. The Commodores lose
seniors Brandt Snedeker, Craig Dunlap and Jason Dallas to
graduation after the spring season.
"This is a recruiting class that is of high quality
on the national scene because it is solid from top to bottom,"
McPhaul said. "I'm excited about these three young
men because they have tremendous commitment to winning and
they came to Vanderbilt to further the program.
"With our recent success here at Vanderbilt, our program
is now a more attractive place for prospects. Each member
of this recruiting class wanted to be part of an up-and-coming
program that will compete for championships, while also
having the opportunity to attend a great academic school.
This class will play a big part in helping us reach our
goals as a program."
Luke List comes to Vanderbilt from Ringgold, Ga., even
though he attends Baylor High School in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Under the tutelage of Coach King Oehmig, List helped lead
Baylor to the 2002 Tennessee state championship and he is
currently ranked as the No. 12 junior player in the nation
List finished second at the 2002 Western Junior (70-71-65-74),
while winning the Donald Ross Junior at Pinehurst (73-66)
and the AJGA Worldcom Junior Classic (74-66). He also recorded
top-eight finishes this past summer at the AJGA Furman,
AJGA Robert Trent Jones Classic and the Scott Robertson
"Luke is an extremely talented player who has shown
a special ability to step up during competition and win,"
McPhaul said. "His talent and competitive ability is
going to give him the opportunity to be a great college
Joe Shirley comes to Nashville from The Westminister School
in Marietta, Ga. Shirley won the 2001 Future Masters by
shooting 66-63-69 and then fired rounds of 70-69 to qualify
for the 2002 United States Junior Amateur. Shirley also
finished fifth at the 2001 Georgia State Junior and 32nd
at the Orange Bowl Junior Invitational Championship (71-70-78-74).
"Joe has an excellent competitive record and has shown
the ability to win," McPhaul said. "We are excited
because he has the potential to help us immediately."
Greg "Dos" Goldsmith comes to Vanderbilt from
Memorial High School in McAllen, Texas. Goldsmith, whose
dad played collegiate golf at New Mexico, tied for second
at the Southern Junior (73-72-72) and finished 18th at the
AJGA Texace San Antonio Shootout (73-73-73). As if destined
to play golf, Goldsmith grew up on Byron Nelson Street.
"Dos Goldsmith is a strong, powerful prospect who
has competed very well nationally," McPhaul said. "Like
Joe and Luke, he is committed to find out how good he can
be and we're confident he is going to be a difference maker
for the program.
- VU -