Snedeker Wins Second Consecutive Tournament Title

<b>NASHVILLE, Tenn.</b> - Vanderbilt's Brandt Snedeker claimed his second consecutive tournament title Tuesday, while the Commodores finished in sixth place as a team with a three-under-par score of 573 at the weather-shortened Gary Koch/Cleveland Golf Invitational. The 15-team Gary Koch/Cleveland Golf Invitational was played on the par-72, 7,028-yard Old Memorial Golf Course in Tampa, Fla.

Lightning forced the teams to suspend play during the second round Monday and then after completing the second round Tuesday, the final round was cancelled due to bad weather.

Snedeker, who actually tied with Ohio State's Zach Doran for medalist honors, entered the final round in a tie for second place after firing an opening-round four-under-par score of 68. He then came out on fire in the final round, carding a five-under-par score of 67 to finish the tournament at nine-under-par with a two-round score of 135. The tie for first-place could not be broken in a playoff because of the cancellation of the third round.

Snedeker, who moved up to No. 5 in this week's Golfweek/Sagarin poll, has now recorded below-par scores in seven of eight rounds this season and has been in the 60s in six of those eight rounds.

The Commodores, who moved up to No. 5 in this week's Golfweek/Sagarin team poll, finished Monday's first round in a tie for sixth place with a two-under-par score of 286. Vanderbilt then came back with another solid second round, posting a team score of one-under-par 287. The Commodores finished just two shots out of fourth place and only nine shots out of the top spot.

Other Commodore finishers included senior Craig Dunlap (T38, 146), sophomore Lance Goodson (T42, 147), sophomore Ben McClung (T47, 148) and sophomore Mark Donnell (58, 151).

The Vanderbilt men's golf team is back in action Monday and Tuesday at the Tennessee Tournament of Champions in Knoxville, Tenn.

1.      Florida         285-279=564     -12
T2.     Kentucky        282-285=567     -9
        Arkansas        286-281=567     -9
4.      Ohio State      279-292=571     -5
5.      Tennessee       283-289=572     -4
6.      Vanderbilt      286-287=573     -3
7.      Col. of Charl   284-292=576      E
T8.     Central Florida 293-286=579     +3
        Toledo          289-290=579     +3
10.     Florida State   287-293=580     +4
T11.    LSU             294-288=582     +6
        Ole Miss        290-292=582     +6
13.     North Florida   292-295=595     +19
14.     Rhode Island    303-296=599     +23
15.     South Florida   299-302=601     +25

Vanderbilt's Individuals
T1.     Brandt Snedeker 68-67=135       -9
T38.    Craig Dunlap    72-74=146       +2
T42.    Lance Goodson   72-75=147       +3
T47     Ben McClung     74-74=148       +4
58      Mark Donnell    79-72=151       +7

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