Feb. 8, 2014
Jake Mondy shot a final round 68, his second round in the 60s on the weekend, and the Auburn men's golf team finished the Amer Ari Invitational in sixth place.
Auburn shot a three-round 274-279-283--836, minus-28, and finished one shot out of third as Oregon, TCU and Southern Cal each shot a 835 (minus-29). Oklahoma State won the event with an 819, minus-45 and Washington was second at 831, minus-33.
"We got off to a slow start today but the guys battled back and finished strong," Auburn assistant coach Evan Osteen said. "We need to continue to improve our putting and our par-5 play. Overall it was a good start to the spring in a very competitive tournament field. We are excited and looking forward to the rest of the spring."
Mondy shot a 68-70-68--206 to finish in a seven-way tie for ninth at minus-10, six strokes behind winner Jordan Niebrugge of Oklahoma State (67-68-65--200). He carded six birdies in his final round, including four on the back nine for his final round 68.
Matt Gilchrest and Niclas Carlsson each finished tied for 30th at minus-6. Gilchrest shot a 68-70-72--210, which included an eagle on the 18th in Saturday's round. Carlsson shot 71-68-71--210 with 15 birdies and an eagle.
Daniel Stringfellow tied for 42nd with a 67-73-72--212 and Victor Henum tied for 107th 78-71-76--225.
Will Long, who played as individual, tied for 77th at plus-2 (73-72-73--218).
Auburn returns to action in Mobile, Ala., Feb. 17-18 in the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate at the Crossings Course.