Tigers Heading to Texas for NCAA Golf

The Auburn men's golf team is headed to postseason play.

Auburn, Ala.--First-year Auburn coach Nick Clinard's Tigers will have a chance to qualify for the NCAA Men's Golf Championships.

The Tigers will compete May 20-22 at the Traditions Club in the NCAA regional at College Station, Tex. The top five of the 14 teams in the event will advance to the national championship tournament scheduled for June 1-6 at the Honors Course in Chattanooga. There are six regionals taking place around the country.

The Tigers, who are in a rebuilding year, are seeded seventh in the regional, their 21st NCAA bid in school history.

Competing with Auburn for a spot in the nationals is the host and top seed in the regional, Texas A&M. Behind the Aggies in the seeding are No. 13 Texas Tech, No. 12 Georgia, No. 22 North Florida, No. 21 TCU, Pepperdine, Auburn, North Carolina, Baylor, Tulsa, Rice, Wichita State, Georgetown and Jackson State.

Auburn is one of 10 SEC teams that qualified for postseason play.

Kyle Kopsick is shown in action for the Tigers at the Carpet Capital Classic.

"We are excited to qualify for NCAA Regionals, and Texas A&M's golf course is a great course," Clinard says. "We are looking forward to going there and seeing if we can get to the national championship.

"All the credit goes to the players," he adds. "They really have listened, worked hard, have had a lot of good effort and a lot of good results. They are the ones who should be proud of themselves."

Senior Cole Moreland is Auburn's low scorer this season with his average of 72.43 strokes per round. Sophomore Kyle Kopsick is next at 72.67 followed by sophomore Will McCurdy at 73.06, sophomore John Stembridge at 73.10 and freshman David Zickler at 73.43.

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