May 3, 2006
AUBURN----Auburn senior Stuart Moore was named the Most Valuable Player at the men's golf team's annual banquet. The two-time All-SEC second-team selection also claimed the Low Scoring Average Award of 72.77 for 30 rounds played this year.
Moore won his first collegiate tournament at the Billy Hitchcock Intercollegiate and finished 10th in both the SEC Championship and the Schenkel E-Z-GO Invitational. The Gainesville, Ga., native fired an 8-under 64 in the second round of the Hitchcock to set the record for the lowest round under par by an Auburn individual.
Glenn Northcutt garnered two awards as he had the Best Performance Average (84/255, .329) and was named the Joe King Freshman of the Year. The Dothan, Ala., native has a 73.23 stroke average and has four top-11 finishes, including a career-best runner-up finish in the Billy Hitchcock Intercollegiate.
Sophomore Jay Moseley was presented the Fireman Award with a
74.03 stroke average. The Bainbridge, Ga., native set an Auburn individual record of 14-under 202 in the John Burns Intercollegiate in Hawaii, but lost to SMU's Brandon DeStefano on the second playoff hole.
Sophomore Steven Groover was named the Most Improved Golfer as he played in four tournaments totaling a 74.42 stroke average. The Birmingham, Ala., native finished a career-best ninth in the Billy Hitchcock Intercollegiate with a 74-75-70--219.
Bids for the May 18-20 NCAA East (Lake Nona Golf Club in Orlando, Fla.), Central (Sand Ridge Golf Club in Cleveland, Ohio) and West Regionals (Tucson National Golf Club in Tucson, Ariz.) will be announced Monday.