Feb. 24, 2006
WAHIAWA, Hawaii - Sophomore Jay Moseley set an Auburn individual record with a 14-under 202, but the Auburn men's golf team fell from a tie for first to seventh place in the final round of the John Burns Intercollegiate at the par-72, 6,917-yard Leileihua Golf Club in Wahiawa, Hawaii Thursday.
The Tigers shot a 1-under 287 in the final round for a 30-under 834 total, an Auburn team record, and finished 11 shots behind champion SMU (273-823).
Moseley, who fired a final round 70, finished second individually, falling to SMU's Brandon DeStefano on the second playoff hole. Both sank long birdie putts on the first playoff hole before Moseley bogeyed the second while DeStefano tapped in for par.
True freshman Glenn Northcutt fired a 1-under 71 for a 205 total and finished tied for seventh, his second top 10 finish of the year.
Redshirt freshman Keith White (73-214) finished tied for 56th followed by sophomore Steven Groover (77-218) in a tie for 74th and senior All-SEC Stuart Moore (73-220) in 83rd. Junior Andrew Medley (75-219) played individually and tied for 79th.
"Although we didn't get the finish we were hoping for, I am pleased with the way we played this week," head coach Mike Griffin said. "We had seven rounds below par and I think that will give us some momentum as we get deeper into the season.
"I am extremely proud of Jay. He has worked hard all year long and it showed here this week."
No. 6 BYU (277-824) finished in second, just one shot behind SMU. No. 17 New Mexico (275-830) finished in third followed by No. 18 San Diego State (277-831), Colorado State (278-832), Arizona (279-833), Auburn (287-834), Nevada (282-838), No. 20 Texas A&M (286-841), Denver (282-842), No. 7 UNLV (284-844), Long Beach State (286-845), UTEP (284-849), California (285-856), San Diego (283-860), San Jose State (289-862), Hawaii (291-863), UC-Santa Barbara (291-875) and Utah (296-875).
Auburn will return to action March 18 at the Schenkel E-Z-Go Intercollegiate in Statesboro, Ga.