When Commodore fans think of the Vanderbilt men’s golf program, the Senior phenom John Augenstein always comes to mind. Huge news recently broke surrounding Augenstein and the men’s golf team on Twitter this past week.
If that post doesn’t get you excited for Vandy golf, nothing will.
Four-time All-American and reigning SEC Player of the Year John Augenstein will return to Vandy for his fifth season.
Augenstein is eager to return to Nashville for a fifth year and fight for a national championship with the boys.
“My four years at Vanderbilt were everything and more than what I dreamed they would be. I am not content with how this year played out for myself and for my team. There is more work to do.”
This is excellent news for Coach Scott Limbaugh and the rest of his staff as their most important piece returns to West End for one final season. The two-time All-SEC First Team member was also just named the 2020 SEC player of the year. That’s the third consecutive season a Vanderbilt player has captured the award! (Will Gordon in 2019, Theo Humphrey in 2018)
Going back to 2016, the early years of Johnny Golf, the Commodores took home the Nike Collegiate Invitational in Fort Worth, TX.
The accomplishments go on and on for Augenstein wearing the black and gold. He was awarded SEC Freshman of the Year in 2017, 2018 All-SEC Second Team, 2019 All-SEC First Team, 2020 Masters and U.S Open Participant, and a Haskins Award Finalist.
He has certainly established himself as one of the most successful athletes ever in Vanderbilt mens golf history. He along with the rest of his teammates, will try to make history next season and bring the First Men’s Golf National Championship back to West End. Augenstein has been there twice falling in the 2017 and 2019 Final Four.
The Owensboro, Kentucky native will be a story worth keeping up with over the course of next season as the program expects big things in the upcoming 2021 campaign. Commodore Nation wishes John Augenstein and the rest of the men’s golf program good luck in the near future.