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General Information Quick Facts

‘Golf Digest’ Magazine RANKS Vanderbilt PROGRAM Fifth in Nation Golf Digest magazine’s 2008 College Golf Guide ranked the Vanderbilt women’s program fifth-best in the nation. As the top program in the Southeastern Conference, Vanderbilt earned elite status for its coaching, facilities, academics and player growth.

Table of Contents Season Outlook................................................................................................. 2 Head Coach Greg Allen...................................................................................... 4 Assistant Coach Nicki Cutler.............................................................................. 6 Support Staff...................................................................................................... 7 Players Brooke Goodwin............................................................................................................................8-9 Megan Grehan................................................................................................................................ 10 Marina Alex................................................................................................................................... 11 Andrea Messer................................................................................................................................ 12 Gabrielle Balit................................................................................................................................. 13 Anna Leigh Keith............................................................................................................................ 14 Lauren Stratton............................................................................................................................... 15 Facilities Legends Golf Club......................................................................................................................16-17 Commodore Snap Shots..............................................................................18-19 Vanderbilt’s Golf Tradition...........................................................................20-22 All-Time Letterwinners..................................................................................... 23 Vanderbilt Professionals.................................................................................... 24 Vanderbilt All-Americans.................................................................................. 25 Beyond Vanderbilt............................................................................................ 26 The Mason Rudolph Championship.................................................................. 27 Team and Individual Records............................................................................ 28 Honors and Records......................................................................................... 29 2008-09 Results and Statistics.......................................................................... 30 Additional Golf Courses................................................................................... 31 University Administration................................................................................. 32

Class So.-1L Fr.-HS Sr.-3L Jr.-2L Fr.-HS So.-1L Fr.-HS

Athletic Communications Director.............................. Rod Williamson Women’s Golf Contact...........Andy Boggs Email.............. andy.boggs@vanderbilt.edu Phone.................................. 615-343-1847 Fax....................................... 615-343-7064 Website.................. VUCommodores.com Mailing Address PO Box 120158 2601 Jess Neely Drive Nashville, TN 37212 The 2009-10 Vanderbilt Women’s Golf Media Guide was produced by the Vanderbilt Media Relations Office.

Writing & Design Andy Boggs & David Lowry

Hometown (High School) Wayne, N.J. (Wayne Hills) Montreal, Quebec (Out of Door Academy) Raleigh, N.C. (Fuquay-Varina) Mamaroneck, N.Y. (Convent of the Sacred Heart) Moultrie, Ga. (Colquitt County) Largo, Fla. (Largo) Spring Hill, Tenn. (Independence)

Head Coach: Greg Allen (Murray State, 1993); 3rd year at Vanderbilt Assistant Coach: Nicki Cutler (Vanderbilt, 2003); 3rd year at Vanderbilt

Commodore Facts Head Coach............................. Greg Allen Assistant Coach......................Nicki Cutler Home Course.....Vanderbilt Legends Club 2008-09 SEC Finish............................10th Letterwinners Returning/Lost................ 5/1 Newcomers.............................................. 3

Credits

2009-10 Vanderbilt Golf Roster Name Marina Alex Gabrielle Balit Brooke Goodwin Megan Grehan Anna Leigh Keith Andrea Messer Lauren Stratton

Location.......................... Nashville, Tenn. Founded.............................................. 1873 Enrollment......................................... 6,532 Nickname............................. Commodores Conference............................ Southeastern Chancellor.................. Nicholas S. Zeppos Vice Chancellor................ David Williams Assoc. Director/Athletics....Brock Williams SWA........................... Candice Storey Lee

Contributors Larry Leathers, Thomas Samuel, Ryan Schulz, Chris Weinman, Rod Williamson Photography John Russell, Vanderbilt University; Mike Strasinger, freelance photographer Bill Thorup, freelance photographer; Printing Josh Ambrose, Franklin Graphics

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Season Outlook

The Commodores return four of their top scorers from 2008-09.

Senior Brooke Goodwin returns to lead the Commodores. Now in his third year at the helm of the Vanderbilt women’s golf program, head coach Greg Allen has solidified his place among the nation’s elite coaches and has built a solid foundation for the Commodores that sets up his golf team for an outstanding future and a great 2009-10 campaign. Allen sat down and addressed questions about this year’s team and offered his outlook on the upcoming season.

5. Brooke Goodwin has played in every match in her Commodore career and is the only senior on this year’s roster...talk about her game. And, will she be the one providing leadership for this team?

1. How will last year’s trip to the NCAA Regionals help your team this season?

7. You have a very talented incoming freshmen class – where do they fit in with all of the experience returning?

2. You had two freshmen play every match in 2008-09...what are you expecting from them this season? 3. This could be one of Vanderbilt’s youngest teams ever...One senior, one junior, two sophomores, and two freshmen. Will you have to coach them differently? What are the advantages of having such a young team? 4. Marina Alex finished the year strong in 2009 and had a great summer...where do you see her game going as she enters her sophomore season?

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6. Junior Megan Grehan and sophomore Andrea Messer played in every match last season...how big of an advantage is it for them to have that kind of experience?


Season Outlook

Sophomore Marina Alex played in the U.S. Women’s Open in the summer of 2009.

Freshman Marina Alex led the Commodores in 2009-09 with a stroke average of 74.3.

Season Outlook

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Head Coach Greg Allen Greg Allen Third Season as Vanderbilt Head Coach

Th e

Allen Fil e Born September 25, 1971

Hometown Beechmont, Ky.

College Bachelor’s Degree: Journalism, Murray State ‘93

Coaching Experience Head Coach, Vanderbilt 2007-Present Head Coach, Arizona 2000 - 2007 Assistant Coach, Texas (Men) 1998-2000

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Head Coach Greg Allen

Greg Allen, considered one of the outstanding collegiate golf coaches in the NCAA, enters his third season at the helm of the Vanderbilt women’s golf program. Allen made an impact in his first two seasons - his Commodores have been to two consecutive NCAA Regionals and in 2009, freshman Marina Alex qualified for the NCAA Championships as an individual. Her 143 (74-69) on the final 36 holes tied a tournament best, a total she shared with individual champion Maria Hernandez of Purdue and Calle Nelson of Virgina. Alex also qualified for the U.S. Women’s Open and played a practice round with one of Allen’s former student athletes and the world’s number one golfer, Lorena Ochoa. Allen has the Commodores in a great position heading into the 2009-10 season. Five of the seven players on this year’s roster are underclassmen, and the two leading scorers from 2008-09 were freshman. Allen and assistant coach Nicki Cutler have the future of Vanderbilt women’s golf looking extremely bright. Allen came to Vanderbilt after a seven-year tenure as the head coach at the University of Arizona, where he twice won the Pac-10 Conference, finished as NCAA runner-up in 2002 and coached Lorena Ochoa - currently the No. 1 ranked player on the LPGA Tour among nine other All-Americans. Allen had a lengthy record of achievement at Arizona during his seven years there. In addition to his Pac-10 titles and 10 All-Americans, he coached eight NCAA All-Scholars, 13 Academic All-Pac-10 student-athletes, three NCAA Players of the Year, two National Freshmen of the Year, three Pac-10 Players of the Year, two Curtis Cup selections and 21 All-Pac-10 performers. Two of his players won three Golfstat Cup Award for the nation’s lowest stroke average. His Wildcat teams also won nine tournament championships and registered 28 individual victories. Allen has also coached LPGA and PGA stars Natalie Gulbis, Erica Blasberg, Laura Myerscough, and David Gossett during his coaching career. Allen arrived at Arizona after serving as assistant men’s golf coach at Texas from 1998-2000. He helped lead the 1999-2000 Longhorns to a banner year that included the NCAA Central Region championship and a fifth-place finish at the NCAA


Head Coach Greg Allen Allen Facts Coaching Career • Coached Vanderbilt to two consecutive NCAA Regional

appearances.

• Pac-10 Champions in 2001 & 2002. • NCAA Runner-Up, 2002 • 2001 West Regional Champs • Coached ten All-Americans, three NCAA Players of the

Year, two National Freshmen of the Year, and three

Pac-10 Players of the Year.

• Had two players win three Golfstat Cup Awards for the

nation’s lowest stroke average

• Coached LPGA stars Lorena Ochoa, Natalie Gulbis,

Head Coach Greg Allen with sophomore Marina Alex.

Championship, its highest finish in five years. The squad ended the season ranked No. 8 in the final MasterCard Collegiate Rankings. The 199899 team had its best showing in six years, as it earned three tournament victories and finished in the top three in seven of its 13 competitions. Well known for his rapport with collegiate players, Allen handled many of the day-to-day operations for the Longhorns and assisted head coach John Fields with scheduling, recruiting and coaching at practices and tournaments. Prior to that he was Director of Tournament Operations for the American Junior Golf Association in Roswell, Ga., where he spent five years as both director of tournament operations and tournament director. While in Roswell, Allen was responsible for planning and executing 47 national junior golf tournaments and other AJGA events. He oversaw all AJGA tournaments and was responsible for the supervision of eight tournament directors, as well as the hiring of 24

Erica Blasberg, and Laura Myerscough

summer interns. He is a native of Beechmont, Kentucky and graduated from Murray State in 1993 with a degree in journalism. As a student, he worked in the sports information office, where he was a liaison for numerous sports, including golf. Prior to graduation, Allen worked two summers as a communications intern for the AJGA, where he was responsible for all on-site media relations at 10 national junior golf tournaments. He and his wife Julie, a swim coach who competed in the 1988 Olympic trials, have four children, Maggie (14), Mollie (10), Mason (8) and Mabry Jane (1).

The Allen Family

Head Coach Greg Allen

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Vanderbilt Coaching Staff Nicki Cutler Third Season as Vanderbilt Assistant Coach

The

Cutler File Born October 8, 1980

Hometown Denver, Colo.

College Bachelor’s Degree: Human & Organizational Development Vanderbilt ‘03

Coaching Experience Assistant Coach, Vanderbilt 2007-Present

Playing Experience LPGA 2005 Duramed Futures Tour 2005, 2006 Vanderbilt 1999-2003

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Coaching Staff

Nicki Cutler, one of the cornerstone student-athletes that helped shape Vanderbilt women’s golf into a national contender, is entering her third season as an assistant coach with the Commodores. Cutler is no stranger to Vanderbilt women’s golf, having played for the Commodores from 1999-2003, earning honorable mention AllAmerica honors and twice making the All-Southeastern Conference team. “I’m really excited about having a former player on board as our assistant coach,” Allen says. “Nicki was very instrumental during her Vanderbilt playing days helping Martha build this program. She is a great ambassador for this University and has a bright future in coaching. Our team is very fortunate to have her.” Cutler was a part of Coach Martha Richard’s first recruiting class that helped propelled the budding program. She twice shot 67 in tournament play, once at the SEC Championship in 2002 and once at the Stanford-Pepsi Intercollegiate. Those rounds are just one stroke off the current school mark. She also set a school record at the time with a 210 score over 54 holes at the Stanford tournament in 2002 and her 211 at the SEC Championship is one of three entries the Denver, Colo., native has among the current school Top 10 tournament achievements. Cutler joins the program after having served as an instructor at the famous Maidstone Club in East Hampton, N.Y. She was a member of the LPGA Tour in 2005 and the Duramed Futures Tour in 2005 and 2006. Various injuries stymied her playing career. Nicki gained a wealth of teaching experience with an internship with top-rated golf instructors Lynn Marriott and Pia Nilsson during the winters of 2003 and 2004. “Lynn and Pia have coached many of the top golfers in the world and their golf school in Phoenix has been rated as the best in the country,” Cutler says. “That experience helped prepare me to coach, a very special experience that will be most helpful here.” “Greg and I are eager to take this team to the next level,” Cutler says. “Our goal is to be a perennial national championship contender.”


Support Staff Brock Williams - Assistant Vice Chancellor

Brock

Williams Assistant Vice Chancellor

A 29-year veteran at Vanderbilt University, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Athletics and Recreation Brock Williams is in his fifth year as Director of Sport Operations for men’s and women’s golf and men’s basketball. Williams’ sports duties include day-to-day operations, budget control, department staffing and alumni relations. He also oversees Vanderbilt’s student recreation center and its support of 38 intramural sports programs, as well as serves as a liaison with the cheerleading squad and Spirit of Gold pep band. Previously, Williams worked many years as Associate Dean of Residential and Judicial Affairs at Vanderbilt. A 1979 graduate of North Carolina, Williams earned his master’s degree from Vanderbilt in 1984. Williams and his wife Andrea, have three children: Corbin (17), Carolina Grace (14) and Christian (11).

elizabeth wright - Academic Advisor

Elizabeth

Wright Academic Advisor

Elizabeth Wright is in her 11th year on Vanderbilt’s athletic academic staff and fifth year as Director of Academic Support. She also serves as academic counselor for football and women’s golf. Under her direction, Vanderbilt student-athletes achieved their finest year on record in 2006-07 with over 300 Commodores earning a 3.04 cumulative grade point average. Wright supervises a full-time staff of seven. She holds undergraduate and Master of Fine Arts degrees from the University of Virginia. She is an author with several published books. Her children, Hannah and Skyler, are collegiate athletes, running cross country and competing in indoor and outdoor track and field.

Tom Bossung - Athletic Trainer

Tom

Bossung Athletic Trainer

Curtis

Turner Strength & Conditioning Coach

Tom Bossung is in his 11th year as head athletic trainer at Vanderbilt. He works with football and women’s golf, and also oversees the Vanderbilt athletic training office. He first came to Vanderbilt as a graduate assistant in 1990 and earned a master’s degree in health promotion and exercise science in 1992. Bossung is in his 13th year with the Vanderbilt staff, having worked with men’s basketball and women’s tennis teams from 1995-1999. Previously, he worked a year at the Lipscomb Sports Therapy Center and served two years as the head athletic trainer at Tennessee State. Bossung, who received his Bachelor’s degree from Indiana State, is certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association, and licensed by the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners. He has served as a test site administrator and host for NATA certification exams. Bossung also volunteers his time to youth soccer leagues in the Nashville area. Tom and his wife, Dee Dee, have two children: Ryan, 17; and Sarah, 13.

Curtis Turner - Strength & Conditioning Coach

Curtis Turner is in his sixth year with Vanderbilt’s Strength and Conditioning staff. In addition to working with the women’s golf program, he also supervises conditioning for men’s golf, the men’s and women’s tennis teams and assists with football. Turner came to Vanderbilt from Clemson, where he worked for three years. There he was charged with overseeing strength and conditioning efforts for golf, rowing and cheerleading while assisting with football. Curtis is a Specialist in Sports Conditioning (SSC) through the International Sport Science Association. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in secondary education – psychology and sociology – from Clemson’s School of Education. He is a native of Blairsville, Ga.

Support Staff

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Vanderbilt Players Represented Vanderbilt At Every Tournament Of Her Career

Brooke

Goodwin Senior Fuquay-Varina, N.C. Fuquay-Varina High School Commodore Q & A • Favorite sport(s) besides golf: Basketball • Favorite professional golfer: Michelle McGann • Dream golf foursome: My dad, my brother, Ben Hogan and me • Best thing to do besides play golf: Play another sport • Most Impressive Thing About Coach Allen: His ability to put things in perspective • Favorite Food: Sushi • If I were to have dinner with anyone in the world, dead or alive, it would be: The Dalai Lama • Biggest influence in my life: My mom • My favorite TV show: Grey’s Anatomy • My favorite movie: Caddyshack • My favorite actress: Sandra Bullock • Favorite golf moment: Making a hole-in-one on #16 at Cypress Point while playing with my teammates.

Goodwin’s Statistics Year Rounds 2006-07 35 2007-08 30 2008-09 28 Career 93

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Strokes 2,665 2,296 2,131 7,092

Stroke Average 76.14 76.53 76.11 76.26

As a Junior (2008-09): Played in every tournament as a junior, and had a stroke average of 76.1 for the year...Posted her best finish of the season at the Ladies Midwest Shootout, where she finished in a tie for fourth with a score of 151 (73-78)...Was the Commodores’ second-best finisher at the SEC Championships with a 228 (76-78-74)...Posted a 68 in the second round of the Stanford Intercollegiate, her low round of the year. As a Sophomore (2007-08): Played in all 30 rounds in the 200708 season...Had her best finish of the season at the Tar Heel Invitational, when she finished in a tie for 28th with a seven-over par, 223...Posted a low round of 71 in the first round of the Ping/ ASU Invitational...Tied for 36th at both the SEC Championship and the NCAA East Regional... Made two holes in one during her sophomore season, including one at the ASU Tournament. As a Freshman (2006-07): Carded three top 20 finishes, including a fifth-place finish at the LSU/ Cleveland Classic…Tied for 18th at the SEC Championship with a 7-over par 223…Represented Vanderbilt at every golf tournament of the season…Other top 20 finishes were at the Vanderbilt Triangular (6th) and the SEC Championship… Finished the season with a 76.14 stroke average in 35 rounds. Amateur and High School Highlights: Won medalist honors at George Holliday Junior Invitational ... Took third place at AJGA Stars of Texas Junior ... Made match play in USGA Women’s Public Links Championship ... Made matchplay in AJGA Polo Junior Classic ... Took fourth place at AJGA Harvey Penick Junior ... Won medalist honors in high school 4-A East Regional tournament ... Named MVP of high

Goodwin On Vanderbilt: “I chose Vanderbilt because it offered exactly what I was looking for — a balance between world-class academics, competitive athletics and a great social environment. It proved to be the perfect match for me.”


Vanderbilt Players school golf team her sophomore through senior seasons ... Named to AJGA HP Scholastic All-America Team two consecutive years. Personal: Born Feb. 15, 1988 ... Parents are Beverly and Robert Goodwin ... Has a brother, Reid ...Double majoring in Econcomics and Human and Organizational Development ... Played basketball in high school ... Finished Top 5 in her class.

Goodwin’s Career Results

2008-09 Tournament Mason Rudolph Tar Heel Invitational Stanford Intercollegiate Match Play Championship UCF Challenge Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invite Ping/ASU Invitational Ladies Midwest Shootout SEC Championships NCAA East Regional

Finish T-39th T-40th T-38th T-70th T-59th T-41st T-55th T-4th T-36th T-67th

Scores 79-70-75=224 79-79-72=230 78-68-74=220 77-81=158 74-75-77=226 71-77-84=232 75-78-80=233 73-78=151 76-78-74=228 71-76-82=229

Par (+/-) (+8) (+14) (+7) (+14) (+10) (+16) (+17) (+7) (+15) (+19)

2007-08 Tournament Mason Rudolph NCAA Fall Preview Lady Tar Heel Invite Stanford Intercollegiate Arizona Wildcat Invite UCF Challenge Liz Murphey Collegiate Ping ASU Invitational SEC Championship NCAA East Regional

Finish T-66th T-35th T-28th T-45th T-40th T-41st T-67th T-48th T-36th T-36th

Scores 75-77-78=230 74-75-75=224 73-75-75=223 79-78-75=232 75-82-74=231 73-77-72=222 82-77-82=241 71-79-78=228 82-77-78=237 77-77-74=228

Par (+/-) (+14) (+5) (+7) (+19) (+18) (+6) (+25) (+12) (+21) (+12)

2006-07 Tournament Mason Rudolph NCAA Fall Preview Lady Tar Heel Invite Stanford Intercollegiate Arizona Wildcat Invite UCF Challenge LSU/Cleveland Classic Ping ASU Invitational Vanderbilt Triangular SEC Championship NCAA Central Regional NCAA Championship

Finish T-36th T-46th 78th T-26th T-41st T-56th 5th T-46th T-6th T-18th T-46th T-50th

Scores 75-75-74=224 77-77-74=228 85-82-78=245 79-71-70=220 74-75-82=231 82-77-81=240 74-74-69=217 76-77-75=228 74 73-77-73=223 77-76-76=229 80-78-77-71=306

Par (+/-) +8 +2 +29 +7 +18 +24 +1 +12 +2 +7 +16 +18

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Vanderbilt Players 2008, 2009: SEC ACademic Honor Roll; NGCA All-Scholar Team

M ega n

Grehan

As a Sophomore (2008-09): Played in every tournament as a sophomore and had a stroke average of 76.2...Had two top 10 finishes on the year, at the Mason Rudolph Women’s Championship and the Ladies Midwest Shootout...At the Mason Rudolph, she finished in a tie for seventh with a 213 (71-65-77), and posted the lowest round in school history with a second-round 65...At the Ladies Midwest Shootout, she ended the tournament in a tie for seventh with a total of 153 (77-76)... Named to National Golf Coaches Association’s (NGCA) All-American Scholar Team ... Also named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll in the spring of 2009. Summer 2008: Qualified for the U.S. Amateur with a round of 77 at sectional qualifying in Tenafly, N.J...Had a two-round total of 153 at the U.S. Amateur at the Eugene (Ore.) Country Club, one stroke away from making the match play cut (Top 64). As a Freshman (2007-08): Played in all 30 rounds in her freshman season and posted the second lowest stroke average on the team (76.47)...Finished 15th at the Tar Heel Invitational, her best finish of the season...Carded the team’s lowest round of the season when she shot a 68 in the second round of the UCF Challenge...Tied for 24th at the Ping/ ASU Invitational...Tied for 30th at the SEC Champoinship...Finished in a tie for 43rd at the NCAA East Regionals... Named To National Golf Coaches Association’s (NGCA) All-American Scholar Team...Also named to the SEC Freshmen Academic Honor Roll. Amateur and High School Highlights: Qualifier for the 2004, 2005, and 2006 USGA Women’s Open and Women’s Amateur…Named to the 2005 and 2006 Canon Cup teams, and the 2005 Junior Solheim Cup team, where she posted a record of 3-0-0…Named to 2003 and 2005 New York State Team for USGA State Team Championship…Was first-team AJGA Polo Golf Junior AllAmerican in 2005 and a second-team selection in 2004 and 2006…Six-time qualifier for the USGA Girls Junior Championship and a qualifier medalist in 2002 and 2003…Won medalist honors at the AJGA Lincoln Mercury in 2005, and the Kathy Whitworth Invitational in 2006…Was the medalist in the qualifier of the AJGA Polo Junior Classic…Named the 2002, 2003, and 2005 Journal News (New York)/WGA Girl’s Player of the Year. Personal: Born Dec. 26, 1988…Parents are Kevin and Pam Grehan…Has a sister, Heather…Majoring in cognitive studies…Chose Vanderbilt over Georgia and Virginia.

Junior Mamaroneck, N.Y. Convert of the Sacred Heart HS Commodore Q & A • Favorite sport(s) besides golf: Tennis • Favorite professional golfer: Adam Scott • Dream golf foursome: Tiger Woods, Lorena Ochoa, Adam Scott, and me • Best thing to do besides play golf: Sleep • Not many people know this but I: I like dogs • Most impressive thing about Coach Allen: His great attitude and energy • Favorite band/musician: Red Hot Chili Peppers • Favorite food: Cheese • Biggest influence in my life: My Dad • My favorite TV show: Lost and Entourage • The place I would most like to visit: Barcelona, Spain • My favorite movie: Wedding Crashers

Grehan’s Statistics Year Rounds 2007-08 30 2008-09 28 Career 58

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Strokes 2,294 2,134 4,428

Stroke Average 76.47 76.21 76.34

Grehan On Vanderbilt: “Why wouldn’t you pick Vanderbilt? It has everything anyone would want out of a university. ”


Vanderbilt Players 2009 All-East Region Team 2009 All-SEC Freshman Team

M a r i na

Alex

Sophomore Wayne, N.J. Wayne Hills Commodore Q & A • Favorite sport(s) besides golf: Football • Favorite professional golfer: Lorena Ochoa • Dream golf foursome: Ben Hogan, Lorena Ochoa, Bob Toski, and me • Not too many people know this, but: I love to cook • Biggest influence in my life: My mom and dad • Favorite Food: Spaghetti and meatballs • If I were to have dinner with any one in the world, dead or alive, it would be: Tiger Woods • Favorite Band/Musician: Red Hot Chili Peppers • My favorite movie: Trading Places • My favorite actor: Bruce Willis • Ten years from now, I hope to: Be playing golf on the LPGA Tour. • Favorite golf moment: Making a hole-in-one on the 17th hole of the last day of a tournament when I was 14.

Alex’s Statistics Year Rounds 2008-09 32 Career 32

Strokes 2,378 2,378

Stroke Average 74.31 74.31

Summer of 2009: Qualified for the U.S. Women’s Open at Saucon Valley Golf Club in Bethlehem, Pa., after finishing fourth at sectional qualifying in Neshanic Station, N.J...Won medalist honors at local qualifying for the Open in Pinehurst, N.C....Shot an 18-over par 160 (8278) in the first two rounds of the U.S. Open...Also earned an exemption to the U.S. Women’s Amateur in St. Louis after qualifying for the U.S. Open...Finished in a tie for second place in U.S. Amateur stroke play this summer. As a Freshman (2008-09): Led the team with a 74.3 stroke average and had four top 20 finishes and three top tens in her first year of collegiate competition...Played in every tournament of the season...Finished sixth at the Mason Rudolph Women’s Championship with a four-under par 212 (69-73-70) in her first collegiate tournament...Ended the season strong with a 10th place finish at the Ladies Midwest Shootout (78-77=155), a 17th place finish at the SEC Championships (73-69-79=221), and a fifth place at the NCAA East Regional in Gainesville when she fired a 214 (69-72-73)...Her fifth place finish qualified her for the NCAA Championships as an individual, where she finished in a tie for 37th with a total of 15-over par 303 (79-81-74-69)...Her 143 (74-69) on the final 36 holes also tied a tournament best, a total she shared with individual champion Maria Hernandez of Purdue and Calle Nelson of Virgina. Amateur and High School Highlights: First team All-County, All-League, and AllState for four years...Named the Golfer of the Year by the Bergen Record in her junior and senior seasons...A two-time Bergen Record Athlete of the Week...Won the Boys’ Passaic County Championship twice, and shot a five-under par 32 to win the New Jersey High School Girls’ State Championship by a record eight shots...Was the runner-up in the New Jersey State Amateur in 2005, 2007 Scott Robertson Memorial, 2007 AJGA Philly Runner and Fidelity Investments at Richer Park...Made the quarterfinals of the 2007 Polo Junior Classic...Qualified for three USGA Junior Girls Championships... Defeated 2006 U.S. Amateur Champion Kimberly Kim in the second round of the 2008 U.S. Girls Junior...Eventually lost in the Round of 16 in 22 holes...Made the third round of match play at the 106th North and South Women’s Amateur at Pinehurst. Personal: Born August 2, 1990 ... Parents are Steve and Marissa ... Has a brother, Anthony ...Plans to major in Economics ... Member of the National Honor Society and Italian National Honor Society...Maintained a 4.0 GPA or higher throughout high school...Chose Vanderbilt over Wake Forest, Princeton, and Tennessee.

Alex On Vanderbilt Coach Greg Allen: “I’m very impressed how he manages to dedicate his time to both the girls’ team and his own family.

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Vanderbilt Players Played in Every Tournament In 2008-09

A n d r ea

Messer

Sophomore Belleair, Fla. Largo HS Commodore Q & A • Favorite sport(s) besides golf: Football • Favorite professional golfer: Tiger Woods • Dream golf foursome: Tiger Woods, Adam Scott, my Dad and me • Best thing to do besides play golf: Go shopping or work out • Not many people know this but I: My Dad got me into golf but passed away when I was ten from cancer. He is my inspiration on the golf course! • Biggest influence in my life: My parents and my relationship with Jesus Christ • My favorite band/musician: Rascal Flatts • My favorite TV show: The Wonder Years • The place I would like to visit: Europe • My favorite actor: Reese Witherspoon or Rachel McAdams

Messers Statistics Year Rounds 2008-09 28 Career 28

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Strokes 2,129 2,129

Stroke Average 76.03 76.03

Player Profiles

As a Freshman (2007-08): Played in all 28 rounds as a freshman and posted a 76.0 stroke average for the season, second on the team...Posted one top 20 finish for the year with a 12th place finish at the Ladies Midwest Shootout with a 158 (81-77)...One of the steadier players on the roster in 2008-09. Amateur and High School Highlights: First team all-Pinellas County from 7th to 11th grade (2002-06)...Voted the team’s MVP as an eighth grader...Played on the Largo High School boys team from 9th to 11th grade...Finished as the runner up at the Florida State High School Championhsip in 2005...Placed fourth in the St. Pete Invitational, an all boys competition, in 2005-06...Tied for the longest match in the U.S. Women’s Amateur’s history, a 27-hole affair in first round match play at the 2007 tournament, where she also carried her own bag... Only player in high school’s history to finish as a runner-up at the state championship... Won the Innisbrook Christmas Classic in 2004 and 2005...Placed in the top five in five different AJGA events... Was the medalist at the Back to School Classic at Innisbrook in 2006. Personal: Born June 26, 1990…Parents are Dennis (deceased) and Connie Messer… Has a brother, Adam Messer…Plans to major in History… Chose Vanderbilt over Georgia, Tennessee, and Tulane.

Messer On Vanderbilt Coach Greg Allen: “What impresses me the most about Coach is that he always has a positive attitude.”


Vanderbilt Players Only Canadian On This Year’s Team

Gab r i e l l e

Balit

Freshman Montreal, Quebec Out of Door Academy Commodore Q & A

Summer of 2009: Finished eighth at the Quebec Junior and 25th at the Quebec Amateur. Amateur and High School Highlights: Was her Out of Door Academy’s team MVP in 2007 and 2008...Named as an all-area Sarasota Herald Tribune selection in 2007...Was a member of the varsity basketball team in 2005...Owns the school record for lowest girl nine-hole score (32) and 18-hole score (72)...Finished third at bot the Quebec Junior and FCWT at Naples in 2007, and finished ninth at the 2008 AJGA Texas tournamnet in 2008... Ended the 2008 Quebec Amateur in 21st position...Member of the National Honor Society.

• Favorite sport(s) besides golf: Soccer • Favorite professional golfer: Natalie Gulbis • Dream golf foursome: Adam Scott, Camillo Villegas, my brother, and me • Not too many people know this, but: I am afraid of the dark • Biggest influence in my life: My mom • Favorite Food: Swedish Berries • If I were to have dinner with any one in the world, dead or alive, it would be: Ellen Degeneres • Favorite Band/Musician: Lil Wayne • My favorite movie: Harry Potter • My favorite actor: Jack Black and Will Ferrell • Ten years from now, I hope to: Be working in a field that I enjoy • The place I would most like to visit: Australia • Favorite golf moment: Tiger’s chip in at the Masters

Personal: Born August 27, 1991 ... Parents are Robert Balit and Monica Turner ... Has a brother, Zachary ...Plans to major in Human and Organizational Development ... Chose Vanderbilt over the College of Charelston and SMU.

Balit On Head Coach Greg allen: “His positive attitude, both on and off the course.”

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Vanderbilt Players QuaLIFIED FOR THE U.S. WOMEN’S AMATEUR IN SUMMER OF 2009

A n na L e ig h

Summer of 2009: Qualified for the U.S. Amateur and advanced to sectional qualifying for the U.S. Women’s Open.

Freshman Moultrie, Ga. Colquitt Co. HS

Amateur and High School Highlights: Was a four-year letterwinner in golf and earned one letter for swimming...Was a first team all-state selection in 2008 and 2009, and clamed the Class 5A state medalist honors in 2009...She finished runner-up in 2007 and 2008...Named the Southeastern Junior Golf Tour (SJGT) Player of the Year in 2008...Qualified for the U.S. Girls’ Championship and the U.S. Amateur in 2008 and advanced to sectional qualifying for the U.S. Open in 2007...Had five top-12 finishes in AJGA Tournaments, and had 13 total SJGT victories.

Keith

Commodore Q & A • Favorite sport(s) besides golf: Baseball • Favorite professional golfer: Lorena Ochoa and Annika Sorenstam • Dream golf foursome: Tin Cup, Happy Gilmore, Bill Murray from Caddyshack, and me • Best thing to do besides play golf: Go to a Braves game! • Not many people know this but I: Moultrie is the cabbage capital of the world • Biggest influence in my life: Jesus Christ • My favorite band/musician: Dixie Chicks • My favorite TV show: Mr. Bean • The place I would like to visit: Greece. Love Greek mythology. • My favorite actor: Meryl Streep • Favorite food: Waffle House waffles • My favorite movie: Groundhog Day

Personal: Born July 17, 1991 ... Parents are Jim and Laura Keith ... Has two brothers, James and John William, and one sister, Linda Keith Dunnavant ...Major is undecided ... Chose Vanderbilt over Georgia, Auburn, Texas, Tulane, and Kentucky.

KEITH ON Head Coach Greg Allen “He’s so much fun! Coach is very laid back, and can handle four kids of his own and bascially seven stepkids. That’s impressive.”

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Vanderbilt Players Only Tennessean On This Year’s Roster

LAUREN STRATTON

Freshman Spring Hill, Tenn. Independence HS Commodore Q & A • Favorite sport(s) besides golf: Basketball • Favorite professional golfer: Tiger Woods • Dream golf foursome: Tiger Woods, my Dad, Michael Jordan, Annika Sorenstam • Not too many people know this, but: I have participated in the Elk’s National Hoop Shoot contest twice • Biggest influence in my life: My sister • Favorite Food: Bread • If I were to have dinner with any one in the world, dead or alive, it would be: my best friend Courtney • Favorite Band/Musician: Lifehouse • My favorite movie: Harry Potter • My favorite actor: Sandra Bullock • Ten years from now, I hope to: Be playing golf on the LPGA Tour. • Favorite golf moment: Winning the state golf tournament in high school my freshman year.

Summer of 2009: Captured the 2009 Jim Walling Invitational championship...Finished second among amateurs at the 2009 Tennessee Women’s Open. Amateur and High School Highlights: 2008 First Team All-Middle Tennessee selection...Named the “On the Ball” magazine Player of the Year in 2007...Also named Middle Tennessee Golf Player of the Year in 2007 and co-player of the year in 2005...Was a Girl’s Golf first team all-region selection for Middle Tennessee in 2007...Finished third at the 2007 AJGA Jerry Pate Andrews Institute Southern Junior and second at the 2007 AJGA David Gossett Junior...In 2008, she participated in the Women’s Amateur Qualifier...Was her Independence High School team’s MVP in 2005, 2006, and 2007...Named the 2005 Southwest Washington Girl’s Golf Player of the Year...Was the Oregon Junior Girl’s Golf State Champion in 2001, 2002, and 2004...Her team captured the state golf championship as a freshman and is a two-time TSSAA Class AAA individual state champion (2005, 2007)... Lettered four times in golf and once in track...Was the captain of her golf team 2006-08...Member of the National Honor Society and the high honor roll 2005-09...named the 2009 Honors Calculus Student of the Year, the 2008 Marketing I Student of the Year, and the 2006 Wellness Student of the Year. Personal: Born August 31, 1990 ... Parents are Michael and Karla ... Has one sister, Rachel Stratton ...Major is Mechanical Engineering ... Chose Vanderbilt over Ole Miss, Kentucky, and Illinois.

Stratton On Head Coach Greg Allen: “I’m impressed with his ability to balance his family and his golf team successfully.

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Legends Golf Club Vanderbilt’s Golf Facilities:

Among the Nation’s Best Has Played Host TO:

Vanderbilt Legends Club serves as the home site for the Commodore men’s and women’s golf programs. Featuring two 18-hole championship golf courses, the venue has served as the backdrop to numerous tournaments, including the LPGA’s Franklin American Mortgage Championship, the Southeastern Conference Women’s Championship and the Men’s and Women’s Mason Rudolph Championship. In fact, the Vanderbilt Legends Club’s Ironhorse Course (7,190 yards, par 72) is the only course in the nation to host both LPGA and collegiate golf tournaments. The Roper’s Knob Course plays 7,100 yards with a par of 71. Founded in 1992 just south of downtown Nashville, Vanderbilt Legends Club was designed by Bob Cupp, one of the world’s foremost golf course architects, and Tom Kite, current Senior PGA Tour player and 1992 U.S. Open champion.

Vanderbilt’S GOLF FACILITIES EARN HIGH MARKS FROM ‘GOLF DIGEST’ Golf Digest magazine’s 2008 College Golf Guide ranked the Vanderbilt women’s program fifth-best in the nation. Among the leading factors for the magazine’s high praise of the Commodores were the outstanding facilities available at the Vanderbilt Legends Club and the Conner Short Game Practice Facility, which ranked in the top 10 percent of the study.

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Legends Golf Club


Legends Golf Club Vanderbilt’s Conner Short Game Practice Facility, opened in August 2004, allows players to practice any short-game shot they can imagine. The beautiful two-acre facility, located adjacent to the driving range at Vanderbilt Legends Club, features five different bunkers and three greens – one for putting, with both bentgrass and Bermuda, one for chipping, and one with a 130-yard practice hole for practicing shots of various distances and lies. Vanderbilt dedicated its new short game practice facility in honor of Cleo and Lewis Conner, Sr., during ceremonies at the Vanderbilt Legends Golf Club in August 2005. Cleo and Lewis Conner, Sr., are the late parents of Lew Conner, a prominent Nashville attorney who funded the facility’s lead gift.

THe Conner Short Game Practice Facility “We are very fortunate to have Vanderbilt Legends Course as our home facility. With two championship golf courses and the Conner Practice Facility, I believe we have one of the best facilities in the country.” — Head Coach Greg Allen

Legends Golf Club

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Commodore Snapshots

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Commodore Snapshots

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Vanderbilt’s Golf Tradition Peggy Harmon Brady Vanderbilt’s First Women’s Golf All-American

Peggy Harmon Brady was Vanderbilt’s first women’s golf All-American earning the honor twice in 1970 and 1971. She earned her degree in computer science in 1972, and was recently named to the Vanderbilt Sports Hall of Fame, one of 12 inaugural inductees. She won the Tennessee State Girl’s Junior Championship in 1967 and 1968 and won the State Amateur Championship in 1969 and 1970. In 1968, she won the U.S. Girl’s Junior Championship. Brady has played in three U.S. Women’s Open Championships and six U.S. Women’s Amateur Tournaments. Information taken from “The History of Tennessee Golf” by Gene Pearce.

Nancy Reed

1954 National Intercollegiate Champion Peabody College’s Nancy Reed made golf history by winning the National Intercollegiate in Greensboro, N.C. in June 1954. As was customary at the time, Reed was competing unattached as Peabody College did not have a women’s golf team. Reed won the title by beating the defending champion, Pat Lesser, on the 19th hole of match play. Reed had won the Tennessee State Amateur as a 17-year old high schooler in 1950. She later was the State Amateur runner-up four times and captured the Nashville Women’s Golf Association Championship six times. Reed (at right) is shown in this mid-1950’s photo with Tennessee golf legend Betty Rowland Probasco, who also won an Intercollegiate title and eight State Amateur crowns.

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History and Tradition

Mason Rudolph Director of Golf Emeritus

Mason Rudolph burst upon the national golf scene as a teenager and after a successful professional and coaching career. The personable native of Clarksville, Tenn. is still serving as one of the sport’s finest ambassadors. Rudolph became the youngest player ever to compete in the United States Open in 1950 at the age of 16. Later that year he won the USGA National Junior Championship, setting the stage to be named one of the Top 100 amateur golfers of the 20th Century in 1999 by Golf World. Rudolph, who coached at Vanderbilt, was a veteran of 21 years on the PGA Tour, posting six victories and playing on winning Ryder and Walker Cup teams. He played in 15 Masters and 17 U.S. Open Championships. In 1960, he was the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year.


Vanderbilt’s Golf Tradition

Sarah Jacobs, Courtney Wood and May Wood showcase some of their championship hardware. Jacobs sits behind her 2002 Tennessee State Amateurs trophy while Courtney Wood won the Trans-Am and Tennessee State Open Championships in 2002. May Wood won the prestigious North-South Classic.

Meredith Ward was a three-time All-SEC performer and three-time Academic All-SEC honoree.

A three-time All-SEC performer, Courtney Wood owns Vanderbilt’s second-best individual score at a national postseason tournament (2004 NCAA East Regional: 73-70-69=211).

Mallory Crosland was Vanderbilt’s first individual NCAA qualifier.

Nicki Cutler was a two-time All-SEC Golfer who owns many of the best individual rounds in program history. She joined the Commodore women’s golf staff in the summer of 2007.

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Vanderbilt’s Golf Tradition Commodores At The NCAA’s... Vanderbilt Has Participated in The Last 10 NCAA Regionals.

Vanderbilt has participated in four NCAA Championships and 11 NCAA Regionals, including the last 10 in a row. The 2007 Commodore team had its best finish in the history of the program at the 2006 championship, finishing in sixth place with a total of 1200 (303-302-298-297).

Commodore NCAA Teams

Vanderbilt standout Jacqui Concolino became the first player to win medalist honors at an NCAA regional when she carded a career-best five-under par 208 to win the 2007 NCAA Central Regional. The 208 (67-68-63) also set a new school individual record for a postseason event.

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2002 Team (Standing, left to right) Annie Kirkland, Joni Gossett, Courtney Wood, Nicki Cutler, Leticia Lanham. (Kneeling, left to right) Ella Asbun, Sarah Jacobs,Kimberly Kindig, Veronica Yatco, Meredith Ward

2003 Team (left to right) Veronica Yatco, Kimberly Kindig, May Wood, Sarah Jacobs, Martha Richards Freitag, Mason Rudolph, Courtney Wood, Joni Gossett, Dawn Berry

2004 Team (left to right) Sarah Jacobs, May Wood, Chris Brady, Courtney Wood, Kristen Svicarovich. Not pictured: Joni Gossett

2007 Team (left to right) Brooke Goodwin, Kristen Svicarovich, Jacqui Concolino, Liebelei Lawrence, Chris Brady

History and Tradition


All-Time Letterwinners

Sarah Jacobs (2001-2004)

Kristen Svicarovich (2004-07)

Alex, Marina....................... 2008-present Asbun, Ella.................................. 2001-2002 Bartholomew, Julie...................... 2005-2008 Balit, Gabrielle.................... 2009-present Brady, Chris................................ 2004-2007 Burch, Emily Marie......................... 1996-97 Bullock, Andi . ............................ 1994-1997 Carstens, Michelle ..................... 1991-1994 Cleaver, Jennifer ........................ 1990-1991 Cline, Mary . .............................. 1987-1990 Cloutier, Carla Ann .............................1993 Colpaert, Anne . ......................... 1988-1989 Concolino, Jacqui........................ 2006-2009 Crosland, Mallory ...................... 1996-1999 Cutler, Nicki............................... 1999-2003 Davis, Nakia . ............................. 1993-1996 Demling, Leslie .......................... 1992-1994 Fisher, Tami ............................... 1993-1996 Garza, Amy ..........................................1992 Goodwin, Brooke................ 2006-present

Gossett, Joni................................ 2002-2004 Megan Grehan.................... 2007-present Guerrisi, JoAnn ....................................1989 Hayden, Wendy ........................ 1992-1993 Healy, Alli . ..........................................1998 Henderson, Lesley...................... 1994-1997 Herman, Beth . .....................................1992 Holland, Ann .......................................1988 Jacobs, Sarah............................... 2001-2004 Jovanovich, Tina......................... 1989-1992 Keith, Anna Leigh............... 2009-present Kimm, Elise ................................ 1995-1998 Kindig, Kim................................ 2001-2004 Kirkland, Annie . ........................ 1999-2002 Lanham, Leticia . ........................ 1999-2002 Lawrence, Liebelei...................... 2005-2008 Lundskog, Amber........................ 2006-2009 Messer, Andrea................... 2008-present Merrick, Caroline . ..................... 1992-1995 Murinas, Katie............................. 2000-2001

Liebelei Lawrence (2005-08) Paxman, Holly ........................... 1987-1990 Richards, Helen........................... 2005-2006 Rothermel, Kristin....................... 1990-1991 Russell, Jamie ............................. 1995-1998 Sabo, Julie .................................. 1997-2000 Scott, Julie . ................................ 1988-1990 Sherman, Hollie ......................... 1987-1988 Smalling, Nancy . ....................... 1991-1994 Stratton, Lauren.................. 2009-present Svicarovich, Kristen................... 2004-2007 Unkeless, Devon...................................2005 Ward, Meredith ......................... 1999-2002 Winters, Maren .......................... 1990-1992 Wood, Courtney......................... 2002-2004 Wood, May................................. 2003-2004 Yatco, Veronica.......................... 2002-2003

Vanderbilt Endowed Golf Scholarships • Willard R. Hendrix Memorial Scholarship — Amber Lundskog • Bronson Ingram Women’s Golf Scholarship — Jacqui Concolino • Loomis Family Golf Scholarship — Brooke Goodwin Vanderbilt Student Athletics is proud to support over 300 student-athletes in their pursuit of excellence. The opportunities afforded to these young people are in many cases underwritten by endowed scholarships provided by our generous benefactors. Vanderbilt’s endowment program is vital to the long-term success of Commodore athletics, as it provides scholarship and operational funding in perpetuity. Vanderbilt Student Athletics strives to build upon this endowment program to ensure greater success in the years to come. Please contact the National Commodore Club for further information at (615) 322-4114.

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Vanderbilt Professionals

Chris Brady

Nicki Cutler

Meredith Ward Courtney Wood 24

History and Tradition

Sarah Jacobs

May Wood


Vanderbilt All-Americans

Peggy Harmon Brady 1970. 1971

Sarah Jacobs 2003

Nicki Cutler 2002

May Wood 2004

Courtney Wood 2003

Jacqui Concolino 2006, 2007

Chris Brady 2006

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Beyond Vanderbilt

Mallory Crosland (1996-1999)

Senior Producer, Broadcasting PGA of American Mallory Crosland was Vanderbilt’s first NCAA individual qualifier and was a two-time all-SEC selection in 1998 and 1999. She is currently a senior broadcasting producer for the PGA of America in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. With the PGA of American, she helps produce various award shows, events that include the PGA First Lady of Golf (given annually at the Senior PGA Championship), the Distinguished Service Award (given annually at the PGA Championship), and the PGA of America Annual Awards, honors given to all of the top PGA Professionals annually at the PGA Merchandise Show. She oversees the production of the videos for these nights, the entertainment, and the overall flow of the night. Typically about 1000+ guests come to each of these events.

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Kristen Svicarovich (2004-07)

Graduate Student University of Texas Kristen Svicarovich, a second-team All-SEC selection and a four-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll, and is currently attending the University of Texas pursuing a master’s degree in transportation engineering. She is currently president of Intelligent Transportation Society on campus and puts together events for members and brings in guest speakers to talk about the changes occurring in transportation. Kristen also helps with the University of Texas women’s golf team as a graduate assistant and still plays competitive golf. She won the Central Texas Women’s Amateur this summer and qualified for the US Women’s Amateur. After graduating in December, Kristen plans on moving back to her home state of Oregon to pursue a career in the transportation industry and to prepare for the 2009 LPGA Qualifying School.

Beyond Vanderbilt

Julie Bartholomew (2005-08)

Assistant Project Manager CB Richard Ellis Julie Bartholomew graduated with a degree in civil engineering in May of 2008 and is working as an assistant project manager at CB Richard Ellis, the world’s largest commercial real estate services company. Bartholomew was a four-time selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll and in her senior season, she was named to the National Golf Coaches Association All-Scholar Team. Julie says golf is still a very important part of her life. “Golf is still a very big part of my life, and has been a great businees tool for me. I have found that within the business world, golf is a great networking tool and many opportunities have presented themselves for me simply because of my golf background.”


The Mason Rudolph Championship Annual Team Results

Vanderbilt Hosts The Mason Rudolph Championship

Each fall, Vanderbilt welcomes some of the most elite teams in women’s golf to participate in the Commodores’ annual Mason Rudolph Championship at Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin. In 2008, UCLA won its second consecutive Mason Rudolph with a tournament record with an 850 (-14), and Sydnee Michaels of UCLA won medalist honors with a 205 (-11) The 2009 Mason Rudolph Women’s Golf Championship will take place Sept. 25-27 on the Vanderbilt Legends Club’s North Course.

2009 Field South Carolina Alabama Stanford Arizona Texas Arkansas Tulane Arizona State UCLA Auburn USC Duke Virginia Florida Georgia LSU Oklahoma State

2008 Team Champion: Team Runner-Up: 2007 Team Champion: Team Runner-Up: 2006 Team Champion: Team Runner-Up: 2005 Team Champion: Team Runner-Up: 2004 Team Champion: Team Runner-Up: 2003 Team Champion: Team Runner-Up: 2002 Team Champion: Team Runner-Up: 2001 Team Champion: Team Runner-Up:

School UCLA USC School UCLA Arizona State School Duke Georgia School Duke Georgia School Duke UCLA School Georgia UCLA School Vanderbilt Arizona School Ohio State Vanderbilt

1 287 288 1 281 280 1 283 280 1 285 285 1 301 289 1 288 281 1 302 296 1 291 295

2 277 285 2 283 293 2 284 294 2 297 293 2 283 288 2 293 295 2 285 287 2 292 284

Annual Individual Results

2008 Champion: Runner-Up: 2007 Champion: Runner-Up: 2006 Champion: Runner-Up: 2005 Champion: Runner-Ups: 2004 Champion: Runner-Up: 2003 Champion: Runner-Up: 2002 Champion: Runner-Up: 2001 Champion: Runner-Up:

Individual Sydnee Michaels Candace Schepperle Individual Amanda Blumenherst Anna Nordqvist Individual Alison Walshe Garrett Phillips Individual Amanda Blumenherst Jacqui Concolino Maria Martinez Individual Jackie Beers Susie Mathews Individual Erica Blasberg Sarah Johnston Individual Courtney Wood Erica Blasberg Individual Jennifer Perri Nicki Cutler

School UCLA Auburn School Duke Arizona St. School Arizona Georgia School Duke Vanderbilt Auburn School Georgia UCLA School Arizona Furman School Vanderbilt Arizona School Furman Vanderbilt

3 286 283 3 287 292 3 296 292 3 296 303 3 289 297 3 293 302 3 291 304 3 278 298

1 68 67 1 66 68 1 71 70 1 69 68 69 1 75 71 1 70 71 1 77 72 1 71 74

2 70 70 2 68 68 2 72 71 2 71 69 73 2 69 72 2 69 71 2 68 69 2 69 68

Total 850 (-14) 856 (-8) Total 851 (-13) 865 (+1) Total 863 (-1) 866 (+2) Total 878 (+14) 881 (+17) Total 873 (+9) 874 (+10) Total 874 (+10) 878 (+14) Total 878 (+14) 887 (+23) Total 861 (-3) 877 (+13)

3 67 72 3 69 71 3 67 71 3 68 76 71 3 68 72 3 74 72 3 69 75 3 70 71

Total 205 (-11) 209 (-7) Total 203 (-13) 207 (-9) Total 210 (-6) 212 (-4) Total 208 (-8) 213 (-3) 213 (-3) Total 212 (-4) 215 (-1) Total 213 (-3) 214 (-2) Total 214 (-2) 216 (E) Total 210 (-6) 213 (-3)

Championship Superlatives Best Total Score Team: 850-UCLA (2008) Individual: 203-Amanda Blumenherst, Duke (2007)

Best First Round Team: 280-Arizona State (2007);Georgia (2006) Individual: 65-Tiffany Joh, UCLA (2007)

Best Round Team: 277-UCLA (2008) Individual: 65-Megan Grehan, Vanderbilt (2008); Tiffany Joh, UCLA (2007)

Best Second Round Team: 277-UCLA (2008) Individual: 65-Megan Grehan, Vanderbilt (2008) Best Third Round Team: 278-Ohio State (2001) Individual: 67-Denise Knaebel, Missouri (2004), Alison Walshe, Arizona (2006), Sydnee Michaels (2008)

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Team and Individual records Team Records

Top 10 Lowest Team Scores (Three Rounds) 1. 855 Stanford-Pepsi Intercollegiate Oct. 20-22, 2006 t2. 865 NCAA East Regional Tournament May 8-10, 2003 t2. 865 Stanford Intercollegiate Oct. 17-19, 2008 4. 868 Mason Rudolph Championship Sept. 26-28, 2008 5. 869 Arizona Wildcat Invitational Feb. 23-35, 2004 6. 872 Stanford-Pepsi Intercollegiate Oct. 19-21, 2001 7. 875 SEC Championship April 19-21, 2002 8. 875 Ping/ASU Invitational March 30-April 1, 2007 t9. 877 SEC Championship April 16-18, 2004 t9. 877 Mason Rudolph Championship Sept. 17-18, 2001

Individual Records Top 10 1. 2. t3. t3. t5. t5. t5. t5. t9. t9. t9. 12. t13. t13. t13.

Lowest Individual Scores (Three Rounds) 204 Jacqui Concolino, Arizona Wildcat Invitational (70-68-66), 2005-06 208 Jacqui Concolino, NCAA Central Regional (67-68-73), 2006-07 209 Chris Brady, Landfall Tradition (69-72-68), 2004-05 209 May Wood, Arizona Wildcat Invitational (70-70-69), 2003-04 210 Jacqui Concolino, LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic (75-68-67), 2005-06 210 Nicki Cutler, Stanford-Pepsi Intercollegiate (67-69-74), 2001-02 210 Jacqui Concolino, Stanford Intercollegiate (69-73-68), 2006-07 210 Liebelei Lawrence, NCAA Preview (71-70-69), 2007-08 211 Chris Brady, LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic (72-68-71), 2004-05 211 Nicki Cutler, SEC Championship (72-72-67), 2001-02 211 Jacqui Concolino, Ping/ASU Invitational (69-71-71), 2006-07 212 Courtney Wood, NCAA East Regional (73-70-69), 2002-03 213 Jacqui Concolino, Mason Rudolph Championship (68-69-76), 2005-06 213 May Wood, SEC Championship (73-67-73), 2003-04 213 Nicki Cutler, Mason Rudolph Championship (74-68-71), 2001-02

Top 10 1. t2. t2. t4. t4. t4. t4. t4. t4. t4. t11. t11. t11. t11. t11. t11. t11. t11. t11. t11. t11. t11. t11. t11. t11.

Lowest Individual Single Rounds 65 Megan Grehan, Mason Rudolph Championship (second round), 2008-09 66 Chris Brady, LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic (third round), 2005-06 66 Jacqui Concolino, Arizona Wildcat Invitational (third round), 2005-06 67 Jacqui Concolino, LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic (third round), 2005-06 67 Chris Brady, Stanford Intercollegiate (second round), 2004-05 67 May Wood, SEC Championship (second round), 2003-04 67 Nicki Cutler, SEC Championship (third round), 2001-02 67 Nicki Cutler, Stanford-Pepsi Intercollegiate (first round), 2001-02 67 Kristen Svicarovich, Stanford-Pepsi Intercollegiate (third round), 2006-07 67 Jacqui Concolino, NCAA Central Regional (first round), 2006-07 68 Brooke Goodwin, Stanford Intercollegiate (second round), 2008-09 68 Megan Grehan, UCF Challenge (second round), 2007-08 68 Chris Brady, Cougar Classic (second round), 2005-06 68 Jacqui Concolino, Mason Rudolph Championship (first round), 2005-06 68 Jacqui Concolino, Arizona Wildcat Invitational (second round), 2005-06 68 Jacqui Concolino, LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic (second round), 2005-06 68 Liebelei Lawrence, Mason Rudolph Championship (first round), 2005-06 68 Chris Brady, Landfall Tradition (third round), 2004-05 68 Chris Brady, LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic (second round), 2004-05 68 May Wood, Bryan National Collegiate (second round), 2003-04 68 Nicki Cutler, Mason Rudolph Championship (second round), 2000-01 68 Courtney Wood, Mason Rudolph Championship (second round), 2002-03 68 Jacqui Concolino, Stanford-Pepsi Intercollegiate (third round), 2006-07 68 Liebelei Lawrence, LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic (third round), 2006-07 68 Jacqui Concolino, NCAA Central Regional (second round), 2006-07

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History and Records

Top 10 Lowest Team Single Rounds 1. 275 Stanford-Pepsi Intercollegiate Oct. 20-22, 2006 t2. 279 Mason Rudolph Championship Sept. 23-25, 2005 t2. 279 LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic March 3-5, 2006 4. 280 Stanford-Pepsi Women’s Intercollegiate Oct. 19-21, 2001 t5. 281 Mason Rudolph Championship Sept. 26-28, 2008 t5. 281 SEC Championship April 19-21, 2002 7. 282 NCAA East Regional May 8-10, 2003 t8. 284 NCAA Championship May 18-21, 2004 t8. 284 NCAA Central Regional May 6-8, 2004 10. 284 Mason Rudolph Championship Sept. 17-18, 2001

All-Time NCAA Championship Scores Team Year 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1996

Finish 11th 11th 6th 6th T-11th 10th 1st 5th T-2nd T-14th 8th 18th 10th T-21st 17th

Event NCAA East Regional NCAA East Regional NCAA Central Regional NCAA Championship NCAA East Regional NCAA East Regional NCAA Central Regional NCAA Championship NCAA East Regional NCAA Championship NCAA East Regional NCAA Championship NCAA East Regional NCAA East Regional NCAA East Regional

Top Individual Finishes

Year 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1997

Name Marina Alex Marina Alex Liebelei Lawrence Jacqui Concolino Jacqui Concolino Jacqui Concolino Kristen Svicarovich May Wood Sarah Jacobs Courtney Wood May Wood Meredith Ward Sarah Jacobs Courtney Wood Meredith Ward Meredith Ward Meredith Ward Mallory Crossland Mallory Crossland Lesley Henderson

Event East Regional Championship East Regional Central Regional Championship East Regional East Regional Central Regional Championship East Regional Championship East Regional East Regional Championship East Regional Championship East Regional East Regional Championship East Regional

Scores 286-299-309=894 308-305-301=914 290-295-301=886 303-302-298-297=1200 296-300-295=891 307-292-305=904 298-307-288=893 298-284-302-296=1180 295-288-282=865 321-312-305-304=1242 296-296-301=893 311-296-296-298=1201 311-296-304=911 318-304-324=946 324-327-320=971 Finish (Scores) T-5th (69-72-73=214) T-37th (79-81-74-69=303) T-32nd (78-73-76=227) 1st (67-68-73=208) T-9th (75-69-73-79=296) T-10th (71-73-72=216) 9th (77-69-70=216) 2nd (73-72-70=215) T-6th (72-69-75-71=287) T-5th (73-70-69=212) T-24th (81-77-73-73=304) T-35th (74-73-76=223) T-35th (70-79-74=223) T-22nd (77-74-71-71=293) 10th (74-76-72=222) T-53rd (76-76-78-75=305) T-21st (76-83-75=234) T-7th (79-75-74=219) T-63rd (78-80-79=237) T-6th (73-73-79=225)


Honors And Records National Golf Coaches Association All-America

1971............................ Peggy Harmon (AIAW) 1970............................. Peggy Harmon (AIAW)

All-America Selections 2007................... Jacqui Concolino (First Team) 2006.............. Jacqui Concolino (Second Team) 2006........................ Chris Brady (Third Team*) 2004.............................May Wood (First Team) 2004............Sarah Jacobs (Honorable Mention) 2003..... Courtney Wood (Honorable Mention) 2002............Nicki Cutler (Honorable Mention) * - Golfweek

All-SEC

2009...................... Marina Alex (Second Team) 2008............. Liebelei Lawrence (Second Team) 2007................... Jacqui Concolino (First Team) ..................... Kristen Svicarovich (Third Team) 2006................... Jacqui Concolino (First Team) ............................... Chris Brady (Second Team) 2005............................ Chris Brady (First Team) 2004.......... May Wood (Co-Player of the Year) ...................................Sarah Jacobs (First Team) ............................... Chris Brady (Second Team) ........................Courtney Wood (Second Team) 2003 ....................Courtney Wood (First Team) .............................Sarah Jacobs (Second Team) ...............................May Wood (Second Team) 2002................. Meredith Ward (Second Team) .............................. Nicki Cutler (Second Team) ............. Courtney Wood (Honorable Mention) 2001...................... Nicki Cutler (Second Team) ...............Meredith Ward (Honorable Mention) ....................Sarah Jacobs (Honorable Mention) 2000................. Meredith Ward (Second Team) 1999..............Mallory Crosland (Second Team) 1998..............Mallory Crosland (Second Team) 1997............. Lesley Henderson (Second Team)

All-Time SEC Tournament Results

1988-89 . ................................. Head Coach: Cindy Parrott SEC Championship..............................9th/9 (351-351-366=1,068) Top Individual: Mary Cline, T37th (85-85-85=255) 1989-90 . ................................. Head Coach: Cindy Parrott SEC Championship........................................ 9th/9 (341-370=711) Top Individual: Mary Cline, 37th (82-91=174) 1990-91 . ................................. Head Coach: Cindy Parrott SEC Championship..............................9th/9 (342-330-332=1,004) Top Individual: Maren Winters, T21st (84-76-82=242) 1991-92 . ................................. Head Coach: Cindy Parrott SEC Championship.............................10th/10 (327-332-338=997) Top Individual: Tina Jovanovich T39th (82-83-81=246) 1992-93 . ................................. Head Coach: Cindy Parrott SEC Championship.................................... 11th/11 (344-348=692) Top Individual: Nakia Davis, T43rd (84-82=166) 1993-94 . ................................. Head Coach: Cindy Parrott SEC Championship...............................9th/11 (314-310-323=947) 1994-95 . ................................. Head Coach: Cindy Parrott SEC Championship.............................10th/11 (323-326-338=987) Top Individual: Lesley Henderson, T31st (77-84-82=243) 1995-96 . ................................. Head Coach: Cindy Parrott SEC Championship...................................... 9th/12 (322-319=641) Top Individual: Mallory Crosland, T11th (77-77=144) 1996-97 . ................................. Head Coach: Cindy Parrott SEC Championship...............................9th/12 (323-311-309=943) Top Individual: Lesley Henderson, T6th (73-73-79=225) 1997-98 . ................................. Head Coach: Cindy Parrott SEC Championship.............................12th/12 (331-326-312=969) Top Individual: Mallory Crosland, T24th (79-76-77=232) 1998-99 . .................................. Head Coach: Page Dunlap SEC Championship............................ T7th/12 (318-318-313=949) Top Individual: Mallory Crosland, 7th (79-75-74=228) 1999-2000 . .................................. Head Coach: Page Dunlap SEC Championship.............................10th/12 (328-318-320=966) Top Individual: Meredith Ward, T17th (76-83-75=234) 2000-01 . ..................Head Coach: Martha Richards Freitag SEC Championship...............................8th/12 (301-299-308=908) Top Individual: Nicki Cutler, T14th (76-71-76=223) 2001-02 . ..................Head Coach: Martha Richards Freitag SEC Championship...............................4th/12 (300-294-281=875) Top Individual: Nicki Cutler, 2nd (72-72-67=211) 2002-03 . ..................Head Coach: Martha Richards Freitag SEC Championship.................................. 5/12 (306-301-312=919) Top Individual: Courtney Wood, 13th (75-75-78=228) 2003-04 . .................Head Coach: Martha Richards Freitag SEC Championship.................................. 1/12 (295-291-291=877) Top Individual: May Wood, T-1st (73-67-73=213) 2004-05 . .................Head Coach: Martha Richards Freitag SEC Championship....................................... 9 (308-316-303=927) Top Individual: Chris Brady, T-5th (76-80-69=225) 2005-06 . .................Head Coach: Martha Richards Freitag SEC Championship.................................. 4/12 (303-287-297=887) Top Individual: Jacqui Concolino, 4th (74-73-71=218) 2006-07 . .................Head Coach: Martha Richards Freitag SEC Championship . ............................... 6/12 (296-303-299=898) Top Individual: Jacqui Concolino, T-5th (73-74-70=217) 2007-08 . .................................... Head Coach: Greg Allen SEC Championship . ............................... 9/12 (308-317-310=914) Top Individual: Liebelei Lawrence, T-23rd (73-83-76=232) 2008-09 . .................................... Head Coach: Greg Allen SEC Championship . ............................. 10/12 (304-301-310=915) Top Individual: Marina Alex, T-17th (73-69-79)

All-SEC All-Academic Selections 2009 Christine Brown Brooke Goodwin Megan Grehan Amber Lundskog 2008 Julie Bartholomew Brooke Goodwin Megan Grehan Amber Lundskog 2007 Julie Bartholomew Chris Brady Amber Lundskog Kristen Svicarovich 2006 Julie Bartholomew Chris Brady Amber Lundskog Helen Richards Kristen Svicarovich 2005 Julie Bartholomew Chris Brady Liebelei Lawrence Helen Richards Kristen Svicarovich Devon Unkeless 2004 Sarah Jacobs Courtney Wood Kristen Svicarovich 2003 Nicki Cutler Joni Gossett Sarah Jacobs Courtney Wood 2002 Meredith Ward Kathryn Murinas Leticia Lanham 2001 Leticia Lanham Kathryn Murinas Meredith Ward 2000 Kathryn Murinas Julie Sabo Courtney Sparks Meredith Ward 1999 Mallory Crosland 1998 Mallory Crosland 1997 Andi Bullock Mallory Crosland Lesley Henderson 1996 Tami Fisher Andi Bullock 1995 Lesley Henderson Elizabeth McElhiney 1994 Nancy Smalling 1993 Nancy Smalling 1992 Nancy Smalling 1991 Kristin Rothermel

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2008-09 Results & Statistics Team Results

Tournament Mason Rudolph Women’s Championship Tar Heel Invitational The Stanford Intercollegiate NGCA Match Play Championship UCF Challenge Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational Ping/ASU Invitational Ladies Midwest Shootout SEC Championships NCAA East Regional

Dates 9/26-9/28/2008 10/3-10/5/2008 10/17-10/19/2008 11/2/2008 3/8-3/10/2009 3/20-3/22/2009 4/3-4/5/2009 4/11/2009 4/17-4/19/2009 5/7-5/9/2009

Rounds 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 2 3 3

Place 4 3 6 15 16 10 10 2 10 11

Teams 17 18 16 16 18 17 17 11 12 21

Players 90 92 90 80 96 93 89 64 60 108

+/- +4 +28 +13 +31 +26 +58 +53 +39 +63 +54

Score 868 892 865 607 890 922 917 615 915 894

Individual Results Marina Alex • 32 Rounds • 74.3 Avg

Tournament Mason Rudolph Tar Heel Invitational The Stanford Intercollegiate NGCA Match Play UCF Challenge Longhorn Invitational Ping/ASU Invitational Ladies Midwest Shootout SEC Championships NCAA East Regional NCAA Championship

Scores Par (+/-) 69-73-70=212 -4 80-72-73=225 +9 71-73-75=219 +6 72-77=149 +5 76-75-74=225 +9 74-78-77=229 +13 77-75-74=226 +10 78-77=155 +11 73-69-79=221 +8 69-72-73=214 +4 79-81-74-69=303 +15

Christine Brown • 6 Rounds • 85.7 Avg

Tournament Mason Rudolph Longhorn Invitational

Scores 87-82-86=255 86-86-87=259

Par (+/-) +39 +43

Jacqui Concolino • 28 Rounds • 77.8 Avg

Tournament Mason Rudolph Tar Heel Invitational The Stanford Intercollegiate NGCA Match Play UCF Challenge Longhorn Invitational Ping/ASU Invitational Ladies Midwest Shootout SEC Championships NCAA East Regional

Finish 77-73-75=225 74-72-72=218 72-77-68=217 77-76=153 84-88-81=253 80-80-83=243 78-80-77=235 79-81=160 85-83-83=251 77-73-73=223

Scores +9 +2 +4 +9 +37 +27 +19 +16 +38 +13

Brooke Goodwin• 28 Rounds • 76.1 Avg

Tournament Mason Rudolph Tar Heel Invitational The Stanford Intercollegiate NGCA Match Play UCF Challenge Longhorn Invitational Ping/ASU Invitational Ladies Midwest Shootout SEC Championships NCAA East Regional

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Finish 79-70-75=224 79-79-72=230 78-68-74=220 77-81=158 74-75-77=226 71-77-84=232 75-78-80=233 73-78=151 76-78-74=228 71-76-82=229

Scores +8 +14 +7 +14 +10 +16 +17 +7 +15 +19

2008-09 Results

Megan Grehan • 28 Rounds •76.2 Avg

Finish 6th t-21st t-32nd t-35th t-57th t-36th t-23rd t-10th t-17th t-5th t-37th

Tournament Mason Rudolph Tar Heel Invitational The Stanford Intercollegiate NGCA Match Play UCF Challenge Longhorn Invitational Ping/ASU Invitational Ladies Midwest Shootout SEC Championships NCAA East Regional

Finish 89th 91st

Andrea Messer • 28 Rounds • 76.0 Avg

Finish t-45th t-4th t-24th t-55th 95th t-75th t-63rd t-16th 58th t-40th Finish t-39th t-40th t-38th t-70th t-59th t-41st t-55th t-4th t-36th t-67th

Tournament Mason Rudolph Tar Heel Invitational The Stanford Intercollegiate NGCA Match Play UCF Challenge Longhorn Invitational Ping/ASU Invitational Ladies Midwest Shootout SEC Championships NCAA East Regional

Finish 71-65-77=213 74-81-73=228 72-73-74=219 75-78=153 72-74-72=218 71-77-79=227 80-75-77=232 77-76=153 80-79-78=237 84-86-84=254

Finish 74-74-76=224 75-77-75=227 74-71-76=221 76-76=152 76-73-72=221 75-83-80=238 76-79-76=231 81-77=158 75-75-79=229 69-78-81=228

Scores finish -3 t-7th +12 t-35th +6 t-32nd +9 t-55th +2 t-23rd +11 t-29th +16 t-50th +9 t-7th +24 t-51st +44 105th Scores +8 +11 +8 +8 +5 +22 +15 +14 +16 +18

Par (+/-) t-39th t-28th t-48th t-50th t-43rd t-62nd t-43rd t-12th t-38th t-61st


Additional Golf Courses Vanderbilt Women’s Golf Has The Use of Many Different Courses Around The Region To Prepare For The Venues They See During the Season. Belle Meade Country Club Head Golf Pro: Matthew Swarts Course: 6,809 yards, par 72 This year marks the 103rd year of golf at the Belle Meade Country Club. A tight, tree-lined driving course, Belle Meade requires long, medium and short irons shots as well as delicate wedge and chip shots to large, exceptionally kept bent greens. The first Senior Amateur Tournament was held at Belle Meade in 1955. Belle Meade also was the site of the 1969 Southern Amateur Tournament won by Hubert Green. The 1984 Tennessee State Open also was held at Belle Meade. In June 2001, Belle Meade hosted the USGA Junior Girls Qualifier. The course is designed by Donald Ross.

Bluegrass Country Club Director of Golf: Rick Burkardt Course: 6,658 yards, par 72 The Bluegrass Yacht and Country Club, constructed in 1951 by Robert E. Cupp Design, brings golf in Tennessee to its finest for all levels of play. Set against a backdrop of plush, rolling terrain, Bluegrass contains scenic tees and meticulously cared for greens that allow play year round. The course also merits a slope rating of 129 from the back tees, which will require even the accomplished golfer to carefully contemplate each shot.

Brentwood Country Club Head Pro: Johnny Bridgeman Course: 6,439 yards, par 71 Nestled among the Club’s 215 acres is the par 71 course, which is cascaded with Champion Bermuda greens. The course has a slope of 127 from the blue tes and the course rating is 72.7. Known for breathtaking and panoramic views of Williamson County, Brentwood Country Club is on one of the most beautiful parcels of land in the MidState and provides a challenge on the region’s only Bermuda greens.

Golf Club of Tennessee Head Pro: Doug Oubre Course: 6,844 yards, par 71 The Golf Club of Tennessee is a Tom Fazio designed course. Opened in 1991, it finished runner-up in the private division of Golf Digest’s 1992 list of best new courses.

The course is a beautiful layout of holes designed through a wide valley along Brush Creek. Four holes are found along a scenic stretch atop a bluff. The golf course demands accurate, long tee shots with large bent greens surrounded by strategically-located bunkers. A thinking person’s course, the layout will require the use of every club in your bag from long, straight tee shots to short, medium and long iron shots.

Hermitage Golf Course Director of Golf: Jim Vernon Owner: Mike Eller General’s Retreat Course: 6,800, par 72 President’s Reserve Course: 6,792, par 72 The General’s Retreat at the Hermitage received the coveted Four Star Rating from Golf Digest, the highest ranking in Tennessee, and was the home of the LPGA Sara Lee Classic since 1988. Designed by Gary Rogers Baird, the General’s Retreat offers 6,800 yards of challenging golf and scenic beauty with eight lakes and wellplaced bunkers along the banks of the Cumberland River. The General’s Retreat is beautiful and lush green year round with bentgrass greens and special overseeded bermuda fairways. The President’s Reserve Course is the Denis Griffiths designed golf course opened in the spring of 2000. The President’s Reserve is like a stroll through nature wandering through 300 acres of natural wetlands and along two miles of the Cumberland River. The President’s Reserve, with beautiful zoysia grass fairways and bentgrass greens, creates the perfect addendum to the General’s Retreat Course.

Little Course at Conner Lane Head Golf Pro: Vikki Vanderpool

of different hole placements a challenge. As the site for the Tennessee PGA Junior Golf Academy and other junior events, this course is one of the premier learning facilities for juniors in the country.

Nashville Golf and Athletic Club Director of Golf: Brian Jorgenson Blue Tees - 7510 yards, par 72 One of the most demanding courses in Middle Tennessee, Nashville Golf & Athletic Club has become known during its 25 years of play for its fast and undulating greens and hilly terrain. In fact, the land originally was owned by Davy Crockett’s uncle in the 18th century, and the 10,000-square-foot clubhouse totally preserves the original chestnut log two-room Crockett house with the large stone fireplaces. Nashville Golf & Athletic Club, which has played host to the 2004 and 2005 Tennessee State Open, has been recognized as the mid-state’s most challenging course by Business Journal Weekly.

Old Hickory Country Club Director of Golf: Joey Hickman Blue Tees - 6617 yards, par 71 Old Hickory Country Club is rich with tradition. The course was built in 1926 as a 6-hole test with cotton-seed hull greens. Three years later three more holes were added with bermuda greens. In the late 1940’s and early 1950’s, nine more holes were added. In 1987, bentgrass greens were installed and during 2003 the fairway grass was changed to a hybrid bermuda. Old Hickory has played host to numerous Tennessee Golf Association Championships and Qualifiers.

Completed in 1995, the nine-hole par-27 course that surrounds the Golf House of Tennessee was designed to give the beginner and scratch player an exciting golf experience. Created by Bob Cupp, renowned golf course architect and co-designer of its neighbor, Vanderbilt Legends Club, the layout requires players to hit a variety of shots. Youngsters learning the game get a chance to encounter many difficult golf situations on this course, while the better players will find the mixture of fast greens and a number

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University Administration Nicholas S. Zeppos

David Williams

Chancellor

Vice Chancellor For University Affairs

Nicholas S. Zeppos was named Vanderbilt University’s eighth chancellor on March 1, 2008. An avid fan of Vanderbilt athletics, Zeppos served as the role of faculty representative for the Commodore athletics program before his ascension to the chancellorship. A distinguished legal scholar, teacher and executive, Zeppos served from 2002 to 2008 as Vanderbilt’s chief academic officer, overseeing the university’s undergraduate, graduate, and professional education programs and research in liberal arts and sciences, engineering, music, education, business, law, and divinity. As provost and vice chancellor, he chairs Vanderbilt’s budgeting and capital planning council and leads all fundraising and alumni relations efforts across the institution, as well as overseeing the dean of students and dean of admissions. Zeppos has led a number of important initiatives at Vanderbilt, including the planning process for The Commons, a landmark transformation of the first-year experience; the Strategic Academic Planning Group; innovative efforts in undergraduate admissions and financial aid; and the development of new programs in Jewish studies, law and economics, and genetics, among others. He also has led the university’s Shape the Future fund-raising campaign, which exceeded its $1.25 billion goal two years ahead of schedule and set a new target of $1.75 billion by 2010. Zeppos joined Vanderbilt in 1987 as an assistant professor in the Law School, where he has been recognized with five teaching awards. He subsequently served as an associate dean and then as associate provost before being named provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs in 2002, and served as interim chancellor from August 1, 2007 until March 1, 2008, when he was appointed chancellor. From 1982-1987, Zeppos practiced law in Washington, D.C., at the United States Department of Justice and Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, where he specialized in appellate litigation involving complex regulatory, statutory, and constitutional matters. He has written widely on legislation, administrative law, and professional responsibility, and is a nationally recognized scholar in these fields. He served as chair for the Scholars Committee, advising the Senate and the ABA on the confirmation of Justice Stephen Breyer, and as chair of the Rules Advisory Committee of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He has also served as a consultant to government agencies, major corporations, and trade associations on complex litigation, policy design, and strategy. Zeppos is a 1979 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School where he served as editor in chief of the Wisconsin Law Review and was selected as the outstanding graduate of his class, and a 1976 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Wisconsin where he studied history. He is married to Lydia Ann Howarth, a graduate of the University of Chicago and Lawrence University, who is a writer and editor. They have two sons, Benjamin and Nicholas.

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University Administration

Vice Chancellor David Williams is one of the most influential leaders on the Vanderbilt campus in addition to directing Vanderbilt’s vast athletics program. Since September 2003, Williams has directed the effort to fully integrate Commodore athletics into the Vanderbilt community. With the support of former Chancellor Gordon Gee and the Board of Trust, Williams’ efforts have helped pave the way for more student-athlete participation in the mainstream of University life. Along the way, he has placed his stamp on the program, overseeing the retention and hiring of head coaches and adding two varsity sports. Athletics is but an aspect of Williams’ influential role on the Vanderbilt campus. In addition to overseeing athletics, Williams serves as General Counsel and Secretary of Vanderbilt and its nationally recognized Medical Center, and directs the 14-member General Counsel Office, the Office of Risk Management, the University’s Compliance and Conflict of Interest functions, and the operations of the University’s Board of Trust. Williams’ professional participation on campus also includes a tenured full professorship at the Vanderbilt School of Law, lecturing on Tax Law, Sports Law and Education Law. He also teaches an annual course on Law and Higher Education at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College, and from time to time, courses in the undergraduate curriculum. Williams has not limited his activities to the Vanderbilt campus. He recently concluded a term on the NCAA Academics/Eligibility/Compliance Cabinet, helping set national policy regarding collegiate athletics. Williams also supports youth athletic programs in the Nashville community, coaching a youth basketball team for the West Nashville Sports League and serving as a timer for the Nashville Aquatic Club Professionally, Williams serves as Chairman for the U.S. Federal Reserve Sixth District Board of Directors, Nashville Branch. He is an active member of the American Corporate Counsel Association, the National Association of College and University Attorneys and the American Bar Association. He is a member of the Continuing Legal Education committee of both the Nashville Bar Association and the NACUA. As a member of ABA’s Section of Business Law, Williams serves as an active member of the Corporate Counsel Committee. He holds terms on two prestigious legal committees – the ABA Standing Committee on Public Education and the ABA Section on Legal Education and Admissions Standards Review Committee. Williams has taught at the law schools of the University of Detroit, Capital University, the Ohio State University and Vanderbilt, and directed the Ohio State University Law Program in Oxford, England in 1992 and 1995. He was elected outstanding law professor at both the University of Detroit and Ohio State. A resident of Nashville, Williams and his wife, Gail, have two school-aged children: Samantha, who is a varsity swimmer, and Nicholas, who competes in swimming, basketball and travel soccer. His wife serves the university as Associate Director of Community Relations.

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