Via Vanderbilt Media Relations
Vanderbilt head coach Scott Limbaugh has announced the signing of William Moll and Matthew Riedel to National Letters of Intent, with both players eligible to begin their Commodore careers in the fall of 2019.
“We couldn’t be more excited to have William and Matthew and their families join our Vanderbilt golf family,” said Vanderbilt head coach Scott Limbaugh. “They have both done things the right way and have high standards for themselves both on the course and in the classroom. They also have shown that they are winners. Both have competed and won at the highest levels of junior golf. Vanderbilt golf means a lot to a lot of people and we take great pride in identifying the right kind of young people that believe in the culture and the standard of excellence we have here.”
Moll, from Memorial High School in Houston, is the number-two ranked player in the 2019 class by the AJGA and the third-ranked player according to Golfweek. Moll was the 2017 Junior Jones Cup Champion and was a member of the 2018 USA Junior Ryder Cup Team.
“William has really impressed us with his competitive character and golf IQ,” said Limbaugh. “He turned himself into one of the elite recruits in the country with consistent play on the biggest stages of junior golf including this year’s Junior Ryder Cup.”
Riedel, from Stratford High School in Houston, is the reigning Texas State High School individual champion and the 23rd-ranked member of the 2019 recruiting class according to the Junior Golf Scoreboard.
“Matthew is a talented player with a very high ceiling,” added Limbaugh. “He is a consistent ball striker who knows how to compete, which he demonstrated by winning last year’s Texas High School State Championship.”
Augenstein, Gordon, and Martin to compete in Sun Bowl All-American
John Augenstein, Will Gordon, and Patrick Martin will compete in the Sun Bowl All-America Golf Classic next Monday and Tuesday in El Paso, Texas at the El Paso Country Club.
The Sun Bowl Marathon All-America Golf Classic is one of the premier amateur golf tournaments in the country. Some of golf’s brightest stars have traveled to El Paso to compete in the tournament since its inaugural year in 1976.
Jordan Spieth, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Davis Love III, Justin Thomas, Notah Begay and Jerry Pate are just a handful of past participants who went on to have successful PGA careers. College All-America Golf Classic Alumni have combined to win 52 major championships and have earned over $2 billion in career earnings.
Rounds one and two are scheduled for Monday, Nov. 19 with a shotgun start scheduled for 8 a.m. (MT) while the final round is set for 8 a.m. (MT) on Tuesday, Nov. 20. The Lee Trevino Trophy will be presented to the winner immediately following Tuesday’s play.
Gordon named to Haskins Fall Watch List
Will Gordon was recently named to the final Haskins Final Watch List, one of 20 players announced for the award given annually to the best college golfer.
Gordon paced the Commodores in the fall, averaging 69.50 strokes per round, winning one tournament title at the Tavistock Collegiate Invitational and placing in the top five at Vanderbilt’s season-opening tournament, the Carmel Cup, at Pebble Beach Golf Links.