Tigers Seven Shots Off The Pace In SEC Golf

The Tigers will try to make a run at the title in Sunday's final around of the SEC Men's Golf Tournament.

St. Simons Island, Ga.--Auburn dropped one spot to fourth place after two of three rounds of the SEC Men's Golf Tournament on Saturday.

The Tigers are seven shots off the pace being set by Georgia and Tennessee. Those teams are at 577 at the par-70, 6,885-yard Seaside Golf Course. Auburn was in third place, three shots out of first after day one.

Coach Mike Griffin

Eight of the 12 teams in the field are in striking range of taking the championship with a hot final round on Sunday. Auburn, the defending champion, has a 584 total, one shot behind South Carolina and one stroke ahead of Florida and Alabama.

Arkansas is seventh at 590 and is followed by Ole Miss (594), Kentucky (610), Vanderbilt (612), Mississippi State (616) and LSU (624.

Will Claxton is Auburn's top performer through two rounds. He shot 74 on Saturday to go with a two-under-par 68 on Friday and is tied for sixth place. Lee Williams, who shot a 73 on Saturday, is a stroke back in a tie for seventh. Jay Mundy (75-75-150) and Tyler McKeever (78-72-150) are tied for 29th and freshman Stuart Moore is tied for 39th(79-74-153). Auburn shot a 293 team total on Saturday, two shots worse than on Friday.

Georgia's Kevin Kisner holds the individual lead at 4-under 136 (67-69), three shots ahead of Florida's Brett Stegmaier (67-72--139).

"We just couldn't get anything going today," Auburn Coach Mike Griffin said. "Our guys battled and battled, and we are still in the thick of things. We are within striking distance and anything can happen in a final round."


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