May 16, 2009
AUSTIN, Texas - Auburn junior Cole Moreland (70-223) carded a 1-under third round to jump 23 spots to tie for 22nd on the final day of the 2009 NCAA Southwest Regional. The Austin, Texas native shot one of only five sub-par rounds on a stormy day that saw a two-and-a-half hour rain delay.
Senior Glenn Northcutt (76-225) slipped three spots to tie for 31st.
The 54-hole, three-day event was located at the par-71, 7,412-yard University of Texas Golf Course in Austin, Texas from May 14-16.
"It absolutely poured for half an hour," said Moreland. "The wind eventually stopped but it kept raining. When the rain stopped, the wind came back. It was real tough going out there for about seven holes. This is a hard enough course as it is without a monsoon blowing through.
"I missed some puts early on but I tried to hang on. When the wind finally calmed down I was able to get a little more aggressive and start shooting for the pin."
Moreland teed off the back nine and made the turn at 2-under following birdies on holes 13 and 15 but returned to even after bogies on 1 and 5. A birdie on the par-5, 605-yard No. 9 gave Moreland his first sub-par showing of the regional.
Northcutt was unable to find any momentum on the day, recording six bogies before hitting the mark on No. 9 for his first third-round birdie, finishing the day at 5-over and tied for 31st.
"You hate to see Glenn Northcutt's career come to an end," said Auburn assistant coach Ryan Cabbage. "We appreciate everything he's done for the program over the last four years. As the only returning member of our team with significant experience, he was an incredible model to a very young team. I can't say enough good things about him. We're going to miss him around the clubhouse."
The Dothan, Ala., native finished his Auburn career with a 73.18 scoring average, the 8th best in school history. Northcutt also counted 122-of-136 rounds, carded 38 sub-par rounds and earned 13 top-10 finishes through four seasons as a Tiger.