Feb. 17, 2014
Behind the 4-under shot by senior Niclas Carlsson, the Auburn golf team stands in first place heading into the third and final round of the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate on Tuesday morning. Carlsson shot a 69-71--140 on the par-72 Magnolia Grove Crossings Golf Course in Monday's two rounds to hold the 36-hole lead as he tries to defend his individual title from a year ago.
"The team played well today and we were solid for all 36," Auburn head coach Nick Clinard said. "Tomorrow should be fun and competitive."
Carlsson shot a 3-under during Monday's first round, carding four birdies and one bogey. He followed that up with a 1-under, 71, in the second round, again carding four birdies in the round.
Freshman Will Long is two strokes behind Carlsson, tied for third at 2-under after his 72-70--142. Over the course of two rounds he recorded eight birdies.
Sophomore Jake Mondy shot a 76-72--148 and is one of nine players tied for 28th at plus-4 along with teammate junior Daniel Stringfellow (76-72--148). Freshman Matt Gilchrest is tied for 43rd at plus-6 (73-77--150).
In the team standings, Auburn is five shots ahead of second-place Georgia State.
In the USA Individual held on the par-71 Magnolia Grove Falls Golf Course, Auburn's Blake Messer holds the top spot at plus-4 after a 72-74--146 on Monday. Ryan Benton is second at plus-5 after a 73-74--147, Victor Wiggins is tied for third at plus-6 (72-76--148) and Victor Henum is tied for 24th at plus-14 (77-79--156).
Auburn's final round begins at 9:30 and live scoring will be available on GolfStat.com.