2016 Tournament Participant Profile

Will Gordon Vanderbilt

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Born: 07/28/1996

Height: 6’3"

Weight: 190

Class: Sophomore

Hometown: Davidson, N.C.

High School: Cannon School

HONORS
2016 SEC First Year Academic Honor Roll
2016 All-SEC 2nd Team
2016 SEC All-Freshman Team

AS A FRESHMAN (2015-16)
Played in 34 stroke-play rounds and averaged 70.88 strokes per round … Named to the All-SEC 2nd Team and the All-Freshman Team, and also to the U.S. Palmer Cup team, the only freshman named to the American team … Tied for first at the Schenkel Invitational (67-73-63), which included a final round 63 … Also posted a final-round 63 at the SunTrust Gator Invitational … Has had seven top 10 finishes this season – the Carmel Cup (T-10th), the Tavistock Collegiate Invitational (T-4th), the SunTrust Gator Invitational (6th), the Schenkel Invitational (T-1st), the Mason Rudolph Championship (T-4th), and the NCAA Franklin Regional (T-9th) … Had a 3-0 record in match play in regular season, defeating Jimmy Stangler of Virginia (2 & 1) at the DICK’s Collegiate Challenge Cup, and Vince Whaley of Georgia Tech (4 & 3) and Ben Schlottman of Auburn (3 & 2) at the FarmLinks Collegiate Match Play … Posted 10 rounds in the 60’s … His 63 tied a league-low this season with Florida’s Sam Horsfield, but was only player in the SEC with two rounds of 63.

PRIOR TO VANDERBILT
Was ranked as the number one ranked junior golfer in the state of North Carolina for the late part of 2013 and the first half of 2014 after finishing in the top 10 in six junior tournaments … Member of the 2015 NCISAA State Championship team … In 2013, Gordon made the round of 32 at the U.S. Junior Amateur, and in 2014, he made it to sectional qualifying for the U.S. Open … A 2013 AJGA Rolex All-America honorable mention selection, he was also a standout for his Cannon School team … Was a two-time Charlotte Observer Cabarrus News Player of the Year and a two-time NCISAA All-State team member, and holds his high school’s record for 18 holes (66) and nine holes (30) … Ranked as the number 31 golfer in the 2015 class … Member of Rho Kappa Honor Society (Social Studies) and Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society (Math).

PERSONAL
William Gordon … Born July 28, 1996 … Son of Norman and Sally Gordon … Has one sister, Ellen … Undecided on Major … Recipient of the Loomis Family Golf Scholarship.

GORDON’S STATISTICS
2015-16: 34 Rounds | 2,410 Strokes| 70.9 Average
Career: 34 Rounds| 2,410 Strokes | 70.9 Average