Stolen Clubs Can't Stop Tiger Senior

Birmingham, Ala.--Although his golf clubs were stolen, Auburn senior Tyler McKeever shot a two-under-par 69 on Tuesday to help the Tigers to a third place finish at the Jerry Pate Intercollegiate at Old Overton Golf Club.

Auburn shot a 22-under-par total of 830 to finish behind Augusta State (825) and Georgia Tech (829). Auburn finished ahead of the nation's number two ranked team, Georgia, which shot 833, and No. 1 ranked Oklahoma State, which was fifth at 835.

Tyler McKeever

McKeever's clubs were stolen at the team's hotel during breakfast on Tuesday morning. After searching unsuccessfully for a replacement set that fit, less than a half hour before his tee time teammate Andrew Medley, who is being redshirted, arrived unannounced after making the drive from Auburn to watch his teammates play.

Medley had clubs with him that were similar to McKeever's and McKeever used them to shoot a 69. He finished at 206, which is seven-under-par, three shots off the pace set by Kalle Edberg of Augusta State. TCU's David Schultz was second at 203.

Senior Will Claxton (208) and junior Stuart Moore (208) tied for 10th while senior Lee Williams shot a team-low third round 67 to tie for 16th at 209. Freshman Patton Kizzire tied for 41st at 71 216.

"I'm really proud of them to shoot 11-under in the final round," Auburn golf coach Mike Griffin said. "We were fortunate to beat the No. 1 ranked team in Oklahoma State and No. 2 Georgia and were only one shot behind No. 2 Georgia Tech. This pretty much proves that we can be a competitive team this year. We will just have to continue to go from here."

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