Only the top eight teams in the 24-team field advance to the NCAA Championship. Auburn's 302 round of 14-over-par is 16 shots off the pace set by Coastal Carolina. The Tigers are in a four-way tie, five shots out of eighth place.
Freshman Marta Sanz led the Tigers with a one-over-par 73 on Thursday, which is 19th individually at the LPGA International Legends Course.
"We were close today, a little slow coming out of the gate, but I thought we did a good job of re-grouping and getting back on course," said Auburn coach Kim Evans. "Despite having a rough day, we are still very much in it and we are really looking forward to tomorrow."
Junior Haley Wilson shot a 75 for the Tigers while senior Cydney Clanton and junior Patricia Sanz shot 77. Sophomore Carlie Yadloczky finished with a 78, but Auburn did not have to count her score.