Feb. 7, 2006
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- The Auburn men's golf team shot a 26-over 314 and fell from eighth to 10th place on the final day of the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate at the par-72, 6,985-yard Sawgrass Country Club Tuesday.
True freshman Glenn Northcutt (75-226) led the Tigers as he finished tied for 11th, narrowly missing the second top-10 finish of his career. Senior All-SEC Stuart Moore carded a 6-over 78 to finish tied for 25th at 230 while redshirt freshman Keith White shot a final round 82 and finished tied for 45th at 234.
Sophomore Jay Moseley tied for 50th with a 79-236 followed by sophomore All-SEC Patton Kizzire (83-243) in a tie for 66th.
"We found ourselves in a hole after the first round and with these conditions, it's tough to come back," head coach Mike Griffin said. "I am extremely proud of the way Glenn continues to play as a freshman. Now we need to move on and get ready for the John Burns in two weeks."
No. 5 UCLA (302-896), which entered the day with a two-stroke lead, was able to hold on to a five-shot victory over Texas Tech (305-901). Alabama (305-905) and South Carolina (300-905) tied for third followed by No. 9 Georgia State (314-912), LSU (315-913), No. 4 Florida (305-914), No. 8 Tennessee (302-916), host North Florida (307-920), Auburn (314-926), Missouri (313-927), Coastal Carolina (309-928), Texas-Arlington (315-931), UAB (308-934) and Mercer (313-954).
Texas Tech's Oscar Floren claimed the individual title with a 1-over 71-73-73-217, one shot ahead of UCLA's Erik Flores (68-76-74-218).
Auburn returns to action at the John Burns Intercollegiate Feb. 22-24 in Honolulu, Hawaii.