No. 15 Auburn Tied For Second at Gary Koch Invitational
Michael Hebert

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."
Sophomore Niclas Carlsson (73-143) finished tied for 15th followed by junior Kyle Kopsick (73-151) and sophomore Blayne Barber (75-151) tied for 41st.  Playing as an individual, junior Cory Gilmer (70-144) finished the day tied for 21st.
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