Curtain Call: John Augenstein

Posted at 10:50 PM, May 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-13 23:50:13-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The SEC named John Augenstein its golfer of the year Wednesday. An award that would be impossible to argue, but hardly what the Vanderbilt senior had in mind for his spring.

Augenstein was supposed to play in The Masters in early April after finishing runner-up at the U.S. Amateur Championship in 2019. He also hoped to lead Vanderbilt to its first ever golf national championship.

Even without those opportunities, Augenstein became Vandy's third straight Golfer of the Year and earned this Curtain Call.

Augenstein follows Theo Humphrey and Will Gordon as winners of the SEC’s top golfing honor. Vanderbilt becomes just the 20th program in all sports in SEC history to have a Player of the Year in the sport in three consecutive seasons.

The Owensboro, Kentucky native took home the honor after leading the SEC with a stroke average just below 70 this spring. He also won the Desert Mountain Intercollegiate before being named first team All-American.

With that honor, Augenstein joined Patrick Martin as the only four-time All-Americans in Vandy golf history.

A pro career awaits, whenever he wants it, but Augenstein's name will forever live in the Vanderbilt and SEC record books.