CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico — Vanderbilt rewrote the record book Tuesday with another resounding win, this one coming at the Cabo Collegiate in Mexico.
The 2022-23 Commodores became the first team in program history to win five regular-season tournament championships with a victory at the three-day event in Mexico. Vandy dominated all three rounds and beat Ole Miss by 12 strokes, winning the tournament for the second season in a row.
“What a great team win and certainly a win we should be very proud of!” Vandy head coach Scott Limbaugh said. “I’m so happy for our guys and the ownership they are taking of this team. I tell them often that when you own something you have to take care of it or it can get broken.
“Our guys are growing right now and winning is not easy or comfortable, but you have to embrace it and use it all for personal growth.”
Vandy has now won four tournaments in a row and 11 total since Feb. 23, 2022. It also finished first in stroke play at the 2022 NCAA Championships and finished second at the 2022 Linger Longer Invitational.
This week saw the Dores virtually lead wire-to-wire in besting a loaded field. Vanderbilt was one of only three teams to finish under-par and had three players in the top 10.
Wells Williams announced his presence to college golf with an impressive victory of his own. The freshman followed up a second-round 65 on Monday with a 67 on Tuesday to capture his first individual title.
Williams had just one bogey over his final 36 holes and beat three other golfers by five strokes with a 10-under-par 203.
“Obviously, so happy for Wells to get his first collegiate win. He played awesome this week and he keeps taking steps to show he belongs on this stage,” Limbaugh said. “To make only four bogeys for the week out there is really remarkable.
“He’s put a lot of work in on his putting and he’s starting to see the rewards of that. Coach (Gator) Todd did a great job helping him stay locked-in and they were really good out there together.”
Vandy also got a top-five finish from Matthew Riedel who ended the tournament at 4-under-par and tied for fifth. Gordon Sargent came in seventh at 3-under-par and Reid Davenport (+2) tied for 15th.
Cole Sherwood, the 2022 Cabo Collegiate individual medalist, tied for 35th overall at 6-over-par and Jackson Van Paris, competing as an individual, tied for 23rd (+4).
“Matthew had another good week and it’s exciting to see his continual growth. He had a…
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