April 21, 2013
ST. SIMON’S ISLAND, Ga. – The No. 19 Auburn men’s golf team finished third at the 2013 SEC Championship after shooting a 296 on Sunday at the Sea Island Golf Club’s Seaside Course.
The Tigers closed to within two shots of the lead with 6-9 holes to play.
No. 2 Alabama won the tournament with an 8-over 848 and defeated South Carolina by two strokes. No. 21 Texas A&M finished fourth with an 864 while No. 25 Mississippi State rounds at the top-5 at 866. No. 14 Arkansas finished sixth at 868, followed by Vanderbilt (298--875), Missouri (293--875), No. 13 Georgia (306--876), No. 9 Florida (290--880), No. 15 LSU (297--881), Ole Miss (297--889), Kentucky (297--890) and No. 23 Tennessee (303--895).
Arkansas’ Sebastian Cappelen won the individual title with an 8-under 202.
“The guys played great for 12 holes, and we just didn't close at the end,” head coach Nick Clinard said. “The wind was blowing 25-plus MPH, which made scoring extremely difficult. I am proud of the way Michael Hebert played all week and finished strong today.”
Senior Michael Hebert notched his third top-5 finish of the season, tying for fifth at 211. After a bogey on No. 6, Hebert bogeyed No. 8, before birdie on No. 9 to make the turn at 1-over. Hebert moved to even par following a birdie on No. 12. The Orlando, Fla, native bogeyed Nos. 14 and 16 to finish the round at 2-over.
Junior Niclas Carlsson tied for 15th after shooting a 216. After carding a birdie on No. 5, Carlsson double bogeyed No. 6, but then birdied No. 8 to finish the front-nine at even par. On the back-nine, Carlsson shot a 6-over 41.
Senior Dominic Bozzelli recorded his team-high sixth top-20 finish of the season, tying for 20th at 218. Following a bogey on No. 1 and a birdie on No. 2, Bozzelli moved to 1-under with a birdie on the par-5 7. After a bogey on No. 9 to move to even par, Bozzelli bogeyed Nos. 10 and 12, before a birdie on No. 13. The Pittsford, N.Y., native bogeyed Nos. 14 and 16 before closing the round with a double bogey to finish at 5-over for the round.
Redshirt freshman Jake Mondy tied for 36th at 222 after shooting a 73 in the final round. Mondy bogeyed No. 6 to make the turn at 1-over, but carded back-to-back bogeys on Nos. 13 and 14. Sophomore Michael Johnson tied for 43rd at 223, shooting an 80 in the final round.
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