Tigers Finish 19th at NCAA Golf Championhips

Sunriver, Ore.--Auburn had a chance to make the cut in the final holes of the NCAA Men's Golf Championships, but came up short and ended its season in a tie for 19th place with the UNLV Runnin' Rebels.

The Tigers were in striking range of making the 15-team cut as they were two over going into the stretch run, but dropped back to finish at four-over-par 292. That put Auburn at plus 16 for the tournament at 880, six shots off the cut line shared by Coastal Carolina and BYU.

The Washington Huskies held on to their lead, but enjoy just a three-stroke edge going into Saturday's final round. Washington shot a 294, two strokes worse than Auburn did on Friday.

Wake Forest, which also shot 294, is tied in second place three strokes back with Oklahoma State and Arizona State. Those top four teams are the only ones under par.

Patton Kizzire and Andrew Medley led the Tigers' bid to try to make the cut with one-under par rounds of 71. Medley had three birdies and two bogeys while Kizzire made five birdies and four bogeys for the Tigers, who started on hole 10 and finished on nine.

Medley, at two-over-par for his three rounds, is AU's top individual scorer in a tie for 39th place.

Glenn Northcutt shot a 73 for the Tigers and the fourth score the Tigers counted was a 77 from Jay Moseley, who finished the tournament at 117th overall with a 226 total.

Northcutt finished at three-over-par 219 for the event, AU's second best score.

AU's top player going into the event, senior Stuart Moore, had his second non-counting round of the event with a 78 in his final collegiate match. He finished in a tie for 123rd at 227, which is 11 strokes over par.

"We put ourselves in position to do what we needed to do with three of our guys going low," Auburn coach Mike Griffin said Friday night. "However, we couldn't get that fourth score.

"I am proud of the way they battled and made a run at it. We have a young team with four of these guys coming back for next year, and they can build on this."


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