Sept. 26, 2005
SUNRIVER, Ore.--- The 20th-ranked Auburn men's golf team shot a 305 in its season opening round and is in 14th at the prestigious PING/Golfweek Preview at the par-72, 7621-yard Sunriver (Ore.) Resort's Crosswater Course Monday.
Junior Andrew Medley fired an even par 72 to lead the Tigers as he is tied for 13th, three strokes behind a trio of golfers who hold the individual lead at 3-under 69 including Kentucky's Andy Winings, Georgia's Brian Harman and UNLV's Seung-su Han. Freshman Keith White carded a 3-over 75 and is tied for 37th followed by freshman Glenn Northcutt, who had a 78 and is tied for 56th. Sophomore Jay Moseley had an 80 and is tied for 66th while senior Stuart Moore is tied for 70th with an 81.
Top-ranked Georgia is the only team under par as the Bulldogs posted a 4-under 284, six shots ahead of fourth-ranked UNLV (290). Surprising Kentucky is in third at 3-over 291 followed by No. 10 Arizona State (292), No. 6 Georgia Tech (294), No. 15 Augusta State (295), No. 8 Wake Forest (296), No. 21 New Mexico (296), No. 2 Oklahoma State (297), No. 7 BYU (297), No. 5 Duke (297), No. 9 Washington (298), No. 11 Southern California (304), No. 20 Auburn (305) and host Portland (315).
"I am really proud of Andrew Medley and the way he began the season," head coach Mike Griffin said. "He was redshirted last year and really had an outstanding round. Our two freshmen were next in line, and I am happy with the poise they possessed. This is the toughest tournament we will play in outside of the NCAA Championship so our youngsters are seeing first hand what it takes to compete at the top level."
The round was delayed nearly an hour due to frost on the course. The second round of the three-day, 54-hole tournament continues Tuesday. Live-scoring of the Preview can be followed at www.golfstat.com.