"It was a tough day for us as we never got much going from the start," Auburn coach Nick Clinard said. "Our putting was extremely poor, but it is only one day. We will rebound tomorrow."
The top eight teams from the 30-team field will advance to the match play portion of the tournament following 54 holes of golf that ends on Thursday.
Dominic Bozzelli led the Tigers with a one over par 71 with a round that featured nine pars, five bogeys and four birdies.
Michael Johnson shot a 72, Jake Mondy added a 73 and Niclas Carlsson finished at 76. Michael Hebert, who did not have a birdie, shot a 77, but the Tigers did not have to count his score in the team total.