Feb. 7, 2014
Senior Niclas Carlsson shot a team-best 68 while freshman Matt Gilchrest and sophomore Jake Mondy each shot 70s as Auburn remained tied for fourth after the second round of the Amer Ari Invitational at the Waikoloa Kings' Course at Waikoloa, Hawaii on Friday.
"We had all five guys in it today and needed to make a few more putts coming down the stretch," Auburn assistant coach Evan Osteen said. "Overall the guys played very well and we are in position to have a chance to win the tournament tomorrow."
After two rounds Auburn sits at minus-23, five shots behind leader Oklahoma State, which is a collective minus-28. Oregon is second at minus-26 and Washington is third at minus-24. Southern Cal is tied with Auburn for the second straight day.
Gilchrest and Mondy are both tied for 18th at minus-6 after two rounds while Carlsson is minus-5, tied for 25th, and junior Daniel Stringfellow minus-4, is tied for 33rd.
Carlsson improved upon his opening round 71 to shoot a second round 68, 4-under. He had five birdies on the day and eagled the par-5 18th.
Gilchrest carded five birdies on Friday, including 17 and 18 to finish the back nine at 3-under, 33. Through two rounds he has 11 birdies and against five bogeys.
Mondy recorded birdies on the second through fifth holes on Friday to finish the front nine at minus-2.
Stringfellow, who was tied for seventh after an opening round 67, shot a second round 73.
Freshman Victor Henum shot a 1-under, 71, on Friday and is plus-5 for the tournament.
Freshman Will Long, playing as an independent, shot even-par on Friday and is plus-1 for the tournament, tied for 74th.
The tournament concludes on Saturday. Teams will tee off at 11:30 a.m. CT. Live scoring is available on GolfStat.com.