Sep 7, 2013
The No. 12 Auburn men's golf team moved up three spots into seventh place during second round play of the Carpet Capital Collegiate Tournament at The Farm in Dalton, Ga. Sophomore Jake Mondy carded a 3-under 69 for the day, the lowest score for an Auburn golfer on the day, and goes into Sunday's final round tied for 10th.
"We played much better today and made more birdies," Auburn head coach Nick Clinard said. "We were very close to a great round but just had too many mistakes with our short irons. The final round tomorrow should be lots of fun."
Monday, from Blacksburg, Va., is at even-par after two rounds, thanks in part to six birdies on Saturday afternoon. He shot a 2-under 34 on the front nine, birdieing the seventh and ninth holes. He then recorded four birdies on the back nine, doing it on the 12th, 15th, 16th and 17th holes to finish with his sixth career round in the 60s since coming to Auburn.
Freshman Matt Gilchrest, who shot an even-par 72 on Friday, followed with a plus-1 73 on Saturday to go into Sunday's final round tied for 14th at plus-1. He birdied the sixth and the seventh to finish the front nine at 1-over and then birdied the 10th and 14th on the back nine to finish the back nine at even-par.
Junior Daniel Stringfellow, who was 6-over after the first round, had an eagle and five birdies on the day to shoot a 2-under 70 on the afternoon. His eagle came on the par-5 15th while he birdied the fourth, sixth, seventh, 10th and 12th holes to stand at plus-4 for the tournament, tied for 33rd.
Senior Niclas Carlsson is at plus-5 for the tournament after a Saturday 75 (plus-3) and freshman Will Long is at plus-11 after a second round 76.
Freshman Victor Wiggins, who is playing as an individual, carded a 74 for the second straight day.
Georgia Tech leads the team competition with a combined minus-7, with Ollie Schniederjans leads all individuals with a combined minus-10. North Carolina and LSU are just in front of Auburn in the overall standings, both at plus-8.
The tournament concludes on Sunday.