Auburn Tied For Second After Two Rounds At SEC Golf Championships

April 26, 2014

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - Niclas Carlsson is in sixth-place at 4-under par as No. 26 Auburn golf is tied for second after two rounds of the SEC Men’s Golf Championship.

Auburn is minus-5 for the tournament, tied with No. 24 South Carolina, after firing 274-281--555 over the first two days. No. 1 Alabama leads the team competition at 22-under following a second-round 266 (272-266-538). No. 22 LSU is in fourth at 1-under (284-275--559) and No. 6 Georgia rounds out the top five at plus -1 (277-284--561).

“I’m proud of the guys today as they hung tough all the way to the end,” Auburn head coach Nick Clinard said. “We didn’t have our best stuff today, but we are excited about being in the final pairing in tomorrow’s final round for the third straight year. It should be a fun, competitive day.”

Carlsson led all Auburn golfers in the second round, firing a 1-under 69. Jake Mondy and Will Long each shot even-par on Saturday. Long (69-70--139) is tied for eighth at 1-under along with six others while Mondy (70-70--140) and teammate Matt Gilchrest (68-72--140) are each tied for 15th. Daniel Stringfellow (75-77--152) is tied for 62nd at plus-12.

Auburn is in search of a third straight top-three finish after placing third in 2013 and second in 2012.

Auburn will join Alabama and South Carolina in the final grouping, with the first group teeing off at 9:10 a.m. ET.

Live stats for the three-day event will be available on Golfstat.com and SECSports.com.

 SEC Men's Golf Championships - ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga.  (Par 70)

 Team Standings - Round 2
 1.  1 Alabama  272-266--538  -14
 T2.  26 Auburn  274-281--555  -5
 T2.  24 South Carolina  277-278--555  -5
 4.  22 LSU  284-275--559  -1
 5.  6 Georgia  277-284--561  +1
 6.  21 Arkansas  280-287--567  +7
 T7.  Missouri  288-280--568  +8
 T7.  50 Mississippi State  287-281--568  +8
 9.  33 Kentucky  287-284--571  +11
 10.  Florida  292-281--573  +13
 11.  16 Texas A&M  288-286--574  +14
 12.  15 Vanderbilt  288-288--576  +16
 13.  41 Tennessee  289-290--579  +19
 14.  Ole Miss  292-293--585  +13
 Auburn Individual Results
 6.  Niclas Carlsson  67-69--136  -4
 T8.  Will Long  69-70--139  -1
 T15.  Matt Gilchrest  68-72--140  E
 T15.  Jake Mondy  70-70--140  E
 T62.  Daniel Stringfellow  75-77--152  +12