May 24, 2014
HUTCHINSON, Kan. - Auburn golf was tied for third with Alabama following a 6-under, 274, in the first round of the 2014 NCAA Golf Championship at the par-70, 6,941-yard Prairie Dunes Country Club. Matt Gilchrest carded Auburn’s low round, shooting a 3-under, 67, and was tied for ninth following the opening round.
Due to rain the top 15 seeded teams are playing their second round on Saturday while seeds 16-30 played a single round over the course of Friday and Saturday and will play their second round beginning at 7:20 a.m. CT on Sunday.
Will Starke of South Carolina was the individual leader, shooting a 6-under, 64. South Carolina was also the first round team leader at 8-under, 272.
Will Long and Niclas Carlsson each shot a 2-under, 68, to tie for 15th while Daniel Stringfellow and Jake Mondy were tied for 62nd after first round 71s (plus-1).
South Carolina was followed by Oklahoma in second at minus-7, 273. SMU (minus-5, 275) was fifth, Oklahoma State and Georgia Tech were tied for sixth at minus-3 (277), Iowa State was eighth at minus-2 (278) and Washington, LSU, UCLA and California were tied for ninth at minus-1 (279).
The top eight teams after three rounds advance to match play, which begins Tuesday, while the top 40 individuals plus ties will play a single round on Monday to determine an individual champion.
For more information on the opening round, click here.
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS - PRAIRIE DUNES CC (Par 70)
|Team Standings - First Round|
|1.||22 South Carolina||272||-8|
|T6.||2 Oklahoma State||277||-3|
|T6.||5 Georgia Tech||277||-3|
|8.||50 Iowa State||278||-2|
|Auburn Individual Results|