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No. 3 Auburn men's golf hosts Tiger Invitational
March 4, 2016

AUBURN, Ala. - No. 3 Auburn men's golf plays host to the Tiger Invitational presented by Jason Dufner Sunday through at the par-72 7,149-yard Grand National Lake Course.

The 18-team field includes Kentucky, Kansas State, Ohio State, Mississippi State, Minnesota, Notre Dame, Georgia State, Jacksonville State, Kennesaw State, SE Louisiana, South Alabama, Troy, Tulsa, UNCG, UNCW, VCU and Auburn's B team.

"We are looking forward to an exciting event at Grand National, the home of the PGA Tour Barbasol Championship," head coach Nick Clinard said. "The course is in great shape, and it's a privilege to have former Auburn great Jason Dufner in attendance. He's a wonderful ambassador for Auburn University and our men's golf program.

"The guys are ready to go and looking forward to competing. They are in a good spot mentally, and this week will be another challenge for us. We hope to have some fans out watching and thank them in advance for coming to watch the next generation of PGA Tour players."

Senior Michael Johnson, the nation's No. 2 ranked golfer, will be in the No. 1 spot, leading the team with a 69.00 stroke average. He won medalist honors for the first time in his career at last year's Tiger Invitational.

All-SEC junior Matt Gilchrest (73.00) will be in the No. 2 slot followed by senior Jake Mondy (71.33). The pair tied for third at the Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate at 5-under 211.

Freshman Trace Crowe (72.40) will be in the No. 4 position after playing as an individual at the ASU Fall Beach Classic and USA Individual Tournament. The Bluffton, S.C., native won medalist honors for the first time in his career at the USA Individual Tournament at 7-under 68-70-68-206.

All-America sophomore Ben Schlottman (72.50) will be in the No. 5 spot, tying for 17th at even par at the Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate.

Auburn's B team will consist of junior Will Long (72.83), freshman Mark Lawrence (74.64), freshman Jacob Solomon (71.64), junior Ryan Benton (71.25) and freshman Graysen Huff (74.00). Junior Blake Messer (74.40) will play as an individual.

Live-scoring for the tournament can be found on and admission is free.



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