Feb. 19, 2014
After claiming the title at the USA Individual Tournament on the Magnolia Grove Falls Golf Course in Mobile, Ala., Blake Messer has been named the Southeastern Conference Men's Freshman Golfer of the Week, the conference office announced on Wednesday.
Messer, from Hampton Cove, Ala., shot a final round 70 to finish at plus-3 and a four-stroke victory. He shot 72-74-70-216 on the par-71, 7,158-yard course.
"I am extremely proud of Blake for winning the individual title in the individual tournament," Auburn head coach Nick Clinard said following his victory. "He's going to be a big-time player at Auburn."
Auburn returns to action on March 2 at the USF Invitational at Lake Jovita Country Club in Dade City, Fla. The tournament runs until March 4.