NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt sophomore Gordon Sargent has been selected to represent the United States as part of Team USA at the 2022 World Amateur Team Championship, the United States Golf Association announced Wednesday.
Sargent, the 2022 NCAA Division I Individual National Champion, will be one of three Americans competing at Le Golf National (Albatros Course) and Golf de Saint-Nom-La-Bretèche (Red Course) near Paris, France, from August 31 to September 3. The event features the world’s top amateurs playing over 72 holes in stroke play.
Sargent, ranked fourth in the World Amateur Golf Rankings, is the second Vanderbilt golfer ever selected for the prestigious tournament. Matthias Schwab participated in the event in 2016.
As a freshman, Sargent won a four-way playoff series at Grayhawk Golf Club to win the individual national title. He received the Phil Mickelson Outstanding Freshman Award, was named First-Team All-American, SEC Freshman of the Year, and was a finalist for the Haskins Award.
The World Amateur Team Championships is a biennial international amateur golf competition organized by the International Golf Federation which comprises 151 national golf governing bodies in 146 countries and 22 international professional tours and major championship organizations.
The IGF is recognized by the International Olympic Committee as the international golf federation. In addition to the World Amateur Team Championships, the IGF also organizes the golf competitions at the Olympic Games and the Youth Olympic Games.