Men's Golf: Dores finish sixth at Billy Hitchcock

The Vanderbilt men's golf team finished sixth with an 884 at the Billy Hitchcock Intercollegiate in Auburn, Ala. On the strength of a tournament record 277 in the second round, UAB claimed the team title at the Saugahatchee Country Club (Par 72, 6,689 yards).

After posting a score of 296 in Friday's first round and a nine-over-par 297 Saturday, the Commodores carded the best final round Sunday, a three-over-par 291. Vanderbilt's three-round 20-over-par 884 left the Commodores in sixth place, but just eight strokes out of the top spot in the 15-team field.

Individually, senior Brandt Snedeker led Vanderbilt with a tie for fifth place. His two-under-par 70 on Sunday was the second-best final round score and gave him a three-round total of one-under-par 215. Snedeker has now recorded eight top-five finishes and nine top-10 finishes in 10 tournaments this season.

Next up for Vanderbilt was sophomore Lance Goodson, who fired an even-par 72 Sunday to finish in a tie for 18th place with a five-over-par 215. Finishing in a tie for 32nd place was senior Craig Dunlap, who carded a three-round score of 10-over-par 226.

Rounding out the Commodore squad were junior Ken Lewis and sophomore Mark Donnell. Lewis shot a 77 Sunday to finish tied for 35th place with an 11-over-par score of 227. Donnell posted a 76 Sunday to finish tied for 44th place with a three-round mark of 13-over-par 229.

The Commodores will now take off a couple of weeks as they prepare for the SEC Championship, which will be played April 25-27 in Sea Island, Ga.

*1. UAB 301-277-298=876       +12
2. Arkansas 294-290-292=876       +12
3. Georgia State 294-295-292=881       +17
College of Charleston 292-297-292=881       +17
5. Auburn 287-298-297=882       +18
6. Vanderbilt 296-297-291=884       +20
7. Mississippi State 306-295-295=896       +32
8. Florida State 298-294-308=900       +36
Southeastern Louisiana 302-293-305=900       +36
10. Alabama 312-295-294=901       +37
11. Memphis 307-300-297=904       +40
12. Mississippi 311-296-298=905       +41
*Won on the third playoff hole

Vanderbilt's Individuals
T5. Brandt Snedeker 72-73-70=215 -1
T18. Lance Goodson 76-73-72=221   +5
T32. Craig Dunlap 79-74-73=226  +10
T35. Ken Lewis 72-78-77=227  +11
T44. Mark Donnell 76-77-76=229 +13 

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