Aggies Defeat Vanderbilt on Carmel Cupís Final Day
MONTEREY, Calif. - The Texas A&M men's golf team wrapped up play at the Carmel Cup on Sunday by defeating Vanderbilt 6-0 in medal match play at Pebble Beach.
The Aggies, who lost to TCU 4-2 and defeated Texas Tech 3½ to 2½ on Saturday, completed the three-round event in second place with 12½ total medals. Their total left the Aggies just one medal behind the Horned Frogs, who won the event with 13½ medals, and ahead of Texas Tech and Vanderbilt, which finished in third and fourth place, respectively.
"Overall, it was a great start for us," Texas A&M head coach J.T. Higgins said. "I think if we were playing a stroke play event we probably would have won, shooting a combined 10 under par the last two rounds at Pebble Beach. The best part of the weekend was that we didn't really have a bad round. I think our highest score was a 76, so that's pretty good for an opening weekend."
Texas A&M's Johannes Veerman carded a 69 on the day, giving him a three-round total of 213 to finish in fourth place individually behind overall winner Julien Brun of TCU.
"I'm proud of our guys for the way they battled and competed out there," Higgins added. "It was a great way to start the season at a couple of great golf courses and I'm really excited about our team going forward."
The Aggies are back in action at the Husky Invitational in Bremerton, Wash., on Sept. 17-18.