Oct. 2, 2010
2010 Gary Koch Tournament Central
TAMPA - The 15th-ranked Auburn men's golf team (281-572) finished Saturday's opening 36-holes of the Gary Koch Invitational at 4-under and is tied for second with Florida State at The Old Memorial Golf Club in Tampa.
Sophomore Michael Hebert
(68-138) will enter Sunday's final round tied for fourth at 6-under. Junior Will McCurdy
(67-112), who shot 3-over in Saturday's morning round, fought his way back to a tie for 12th. The Ft. Payne, Ala., native fired a 5-under second round to finish the day at 2-under.
"We finished the opening round in sixth which was not where we would have liked to have been," said Auburn head coach Nick Clinard
. "We made some positive strides in the afternoon round and climbed back into the top-3. We now have to focus on the positives that came from today and finish with a strong round tomorrow to have a shot at winning."
"Michael (Hebert) had two strong rounds today. Will (McCurdy) came out in the afternoon and showed a lot of maturity to bounce back and help the team out with a strong round."
No. 25 Virginia (274-556) leads the team standings followed by Auburn, Florida State (283-572), Coastal Carolina (290-578), Middle Tennessee State (389-578), UNC-Greensboro (287-581), North Florida (294-581), North Carolina (288-583), Charleston (288-583), Georgia Southern (289-590), Kentucky (298-597) and South Florida (298-608).
Virginia's Ben Kohles (65-132) leads the 66 player field at 12-under par.
The Tigers tee off the front nine at 8:50 a.m. EST with Virginia and Florida State. Complete tournament information and results can be found at www.AuburnTigers.com.