ALPHARETTA, Ga. - Auburn junior Will Long tied for fourth at the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate finishing 6-under 68-74-68—210 at the par 72, 7,017-yard Lakeside Course at the Golf Club of Georgia on Sunday. No. 3 Auburn finished 10th at 4-over 293-290-285—868, as 10 of the 17 teams are ranked in the top-25.
Long, a Gastonia, N.C., native, tallied eight birdies as part of his 4-under 68 final round, sinking four consecutive on Nos. 12-15 on the back and Nos. 1, 4, 7 and 9 on the front. He tied with Chandler Phillips of Texas A&M, Gavin Hall of Texas, Brandon Wu of Stanford and Chandler Eaton of Duke.
Long, the No. 9 individual in the country, finished in the top-9 in all four events this fall, including three top-5 finishes.
Senior Ryan Benton carded a 1-over 73 final round with four birdies to t-39th at 4-over 75-72-73—220, while the trio of All-SEC senior Matt Gilchrest (75-74-72—221), freshman Jovan Rebula (75-74-72—221) and All-American junior Ben Schlottman (75-70-76—221) t-43rd at 5-over.
No. 7 Virginia (289-287-280—856) and Texas (291-288-277—856) were co-champions followed by No. 19 Southern California (279—857), No. 13 Stanford (278—857), No. 21 Texas A&M (282—858), No. 8 Oklahoma (285—859), Duke (282—860), No. 2 Oklahoma State (281—861) No. 9 Wake Forest (285—863) and No. 3 Auburn.
LSU finished 11th at 280—871 followed by host Georgia Tech (294—877), No. 16 Clemson (286—879), UCLA (293—889), TCU (300—905), East Tennessee State (309—914) and Villanova (306—929).
Jimmy Stranger of Virginia (67-68-72—207) and Max McGreevy of Oklahoma (68-69-70—207) were co-medalists at 9-under.
The Tigers have concluded the fall portion of the 2016-17 schedule and will return to action Feb. 2-4 at the Amer Ari Invitational at the King’s Course in Waikoloa, Hawaii.