One would be hard-pressed to find an amateur golfer who had a better 2022 than Vanderbilt’s Gordon Sargent.
Sargent, the SEC freshman and first-team All-American, won the NCAA Men’s Individual Golf National Championship and then followed it up by winning the Division I Phil Mickelson Outstanding Freshman Award. the NCAA.
On Wednesday, the sophomore added another accolade to his growing resume when he was selected to represent Team USA at the 2022 World Amateur Team Championship, as announced by the United States Golf Association.
Sargent, who is ranked No. 4 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings, is only the second Vanderbilt golfer ever selected to play in the tournament, joining Matthias Schwab in 2016.
The World Amateur Team Championship will be held from August 31 to September 3 in France at Le Golf National and Golf de Saint-Nom-La-Bretèche and will feature many of the best amateur golfers in the world.
Sargent became the ninth freshman, and the first in 15 years, to win an NCAA men’s national golf title. He was also the first Commodore to win the Phil Mickelson Award and only the second student-athlete in school history to win an individual national championship.
Additionally, Sargent was named a finalist for the Fred Haskins Award, which honors the most outstanding male college golfer as voted on by his peers, coaches and the golf media.
Other highlights for Sargent in 2022 include a second-place finish at the SEC Individual Golf Championships, a win at the Mossy Oak Collegiate Tournament and three top-five finishes, including the Palm Beach Regional, Linger Longer Invitational and the Mason Rudolph Championship.
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