Auburn looks to finish strong at the Bluegrass Invitational

April 12, 2014

AUBURN, Ala. -- After two rounds, the Auburn men's golf team is in second place at nine under par, trailing host Kentucky who sits at 13 under par.

Senior Niclas Carlsson and freshman Matt Gilchrest are both in the top three, with Carlsson in third place after shooting a second round 69 and Gilchrest is tied for first with Louisville's J.D. Lehman after shooting a 68.

Head coach Nick Clinard is pleased with team's effort through the first two rounds.

"Matt Gilchrest and Niclas Carlsson played some very solid golf today and it was fun to watch," Clinard said. "The team is four shots back and the wind is going to blow hard tomorrow which will be challenging."

After the first round, the Tigers were still in second place at six under par.

However, Carlsson and Gilchrest both had strong rounds, both shooting 68 on the opening day of action.

But coach Clinard still believes that there are things that his team can improve on before the final round.

"We still have to make improvements in our short irons," Clinard said. "Our proximity to the hole needs to be better and this starts with having more control of the ball with all different clubs 150 and closer."

The tournament will conclude tomorrow.