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Men's Golfers Travel to Georgia for SEC Championship 4/23/03

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Vanderbilt men's golf teams travels to St. Simons Island, Ga., this weekend to compete in the 2003 SEC Men's Golf Championship. The 54-hole event will be played Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the par-70, 6,550-yard Seaside Course at the Sea Island Golf Club.

The Commodores ended last season by finishing in a tie for fourth place at the SEC Men's Golf Championship with a 34-over-par score of 874. The fourth-place finish was the best ever for Vanderbilt, eclipsing the previous best by five places.

Making the trip for the Commodores will be three of the five that competed in last year's SEC Championship. Senior Brandt Snedeker, junior Ken Lewis and sophomore Mark Donnell make up the trio from last year, while senior Craig Dunlap and sophomore Lance Goodson are making their first trips to the SEC Championship. This will be the third consecutive tournament this spring in which this group will represent Vanderbilt.

Vanderbilt enters the tournament ranked No. 24 in the Golfweek/Sagarin poll, which puts them fifth in the SEC. Individually, Snedeker is ranked No. 4 by Golfstat and fifth in the Golfweek/Sagarin poll and is currently the top golfer in the SEC.

This is the third consecutive year the SEC Men's Golf Championship has been played at the Seaside Golf Course. Last year, Auburn shot a three-round score of 857 to win the team title by seven shots over Florida (864) and nine shots over Georgia (866). Florida's Camilo Benedetti took the individual title with an even-par 210.

Seventy years of history enrich the Seaside Golf Course at Sea Island that crosses generations of golf greats: Bobby Jones, Sam Snead, Davis Love III. It began as the Seaside Nine, built by Colt & Alison in 1920s. In 1930, Robert Tyre "Bobby" Jones called it "one of the best nine holes I've ever seen." Now it's been recreated as the new 18-hole Seaside Course, skillfully achieved by architect Tom Fazio. His vision was to honor the tradition and integrity of the original design, yet carve a completely original, challenging and contemporary layout. And he has masterfully succeeded.


Vanderbilt at the SEC Men's Golf Championship

Year Place Score
1965 9 630
1966 9 944
1967 10 1005
1968 10 926
1969 9 1192
1970 10 1187
1971 10 825
1972 10 1235
1973 10 1216
1974 10 1227
1975 10 1190
1976 10 1198
1977 10 1184
1978 9 1266
1979 10 958
1980 10 984
1981 10 993
1982 10 997
1983 10 978
1984 10 947
1985 10 934
1986 9 922
1987 10 920
1988 9 919
1989 9 932
1990 10 920
1991 9 899
1992* 12 973
1993 11 913
1994 11 910
1995 12 898
1996 12 936
1997 12 971
1998 10 593
1999 12 972
2000 9 901
2001 9 891
2002 4 874

*The first year the SEC expanded to 12 schools

 


 







 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
                   
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