Golfers Advance to NCAA Championships

The Auburn women's golf team took care of business at the NCAA East Regional.

Greenville, N.C.--Auburn moved up two spots on the final day to qualify for the NCAA Women's Golf Championships with plenty of room to spare.

The Tigers, who finished third in the 24-team field, shot a final round total of five-over-par 293 to put them in a tie with Duke at 868 to close three days of competition at the NCAA East Regional at the Ironwood Country Club.

The top eight teams in each of the three NCAA regionals advance to the national competition scheduled for May 18-21 in Wilmington, N.C.

A pair of SEC teams finished one-two at the East Regional with South Carolina shooting an 864 total and Tennessee next at 866.

Freshman Carlie Yadloczky was the standout performer for the Tigers on Saturday and for the tournament. She shot a two-under-par 70 in round three to finish at five-under-par 211 to finish one stroke behind the top individual scorer, South Carolina's Katie Burnett.

"Carlie had an incredible tournament and had a chance to win it," Auburn coach Kim Evans said. "She played really well today and almost chipped in at the end to tie it. She stepped up big as a freshman and I cannot say enough about how proud I am of her."

Auburn's second best finisher, senior Candace Schepperle, shot a 75 on Saturday to finish at two-over-par 218.

Cydney Clanton is shown in action on Saturday in Greenville, N.C.

Cydney Clanton and Patrica Sanz each shot 74s on Saturday. Clanton finished the tournament at 221, two shots ahead of Sanz.

The Tigers did not have to count the round of 77 shot by Haley Wilson on Saturday. She finished at 224.


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