None of Auburn's golfers shot par or better with Lee Williams and Will Claxton leading AU with rounds of three-over-par 74 on the Scarlet Course on the campus of Ohio State University. Williams shot a 73 on Wednesday and a 71 on Thursday. Claxton shot a 76 and 79 his first two days.
Auburn Coach Mike Griffin saw his team win the SEC Championship, but they are struggling in Ohio.
Kevin Haefner slipped to a 76 after opening with rounds of 70 and 72. Jay Mundy shot a 77 after shooting a 72 and a 69. and Jonathon Dismuke's 79 was not counted in Friday's team total. He shot 73 and 75 in his first two rounds.
"We started today just like we did the other days, but we dug too deep a hole for ourselves and were unable to bring it back," Griffin said. "You just tend to have a day like this every now and then. It's unfortunate it had to happen, but we will go on. It is always a little tougher to bring back a round in windy conditions like today."
The first two days of the tournament were plagued by rain delays. On Friday, the winds gusted into the 30 miles per hour range to make conditions tougher.
Graeme McDowell of UAB moved into the individual lead at eight-under-par 205 with a four-under-par 67 Friday and is one shot ahead of Oklahoma State's Hunter Mahan (67-206) and two better than second round leader Brock Mackenzie of Washington (72-207).
The 30-team event runs through Saturday. Auburn is scheduled to tee off at 12:06 p.m. Central.