Sept. 28, 2005
SUNRIVER, Ore.----The 20th-ranked Auburn men's golf team fired its best round of the tournament with a 1-over 289 to finish 13th with an 887 total in the PING/Golfweek Preview at the par-72, 7621-yard Sunriver (Ore.) Resort's Crosswater Course Wednesday. Top-ranked Georgia blistered the field with an 11-under 277 to finish with a 15-shot victory at 19-under 845 to claim the title.
Junior Andrew Medley tied for 28th to lead the Tigers with a 73 in the final round for a 5-over 221 total. Senior All-SEC Stuart Moore recorded his second consecutive under par round with a 1-under 71 to finish in a tie for 32nd at 222. The Gainesville, Ga., native played the final two rounds 3-under par after opening with an 81.
Sophomore Jay Moseley carded his first under par round with a 2-under 70 to finish in a tie for 39th at 7-over 223. He improved from an 80 to 73 to 70 in his first collegiate tournament while true freshman Glenn Northcutt tied for 55th with a 75-227. Freshman Keith White finished in 72nd with an 81-236.
"We certainly played much better golf over the last two rounds," Auburn head coach Mike Griffin said. "We just dug ourselves too big a hole in the first round. I am happy with the way the guys came together. This was an excellent experience for us and will help us the rest of the way. Stuart had a fine last 36 holes, and I am happy for Jay Moseley with the final round he put together."
Sixth-ranked Georgia Tech finished in second, 15 shots behind Georgia, with a 282-860. Second-ranked Oklahoma State finished third at
282-862 followed by No. 4 UNLV (285-867), No. 5 Duke (283-869), Kentucky (288-871), No. 15 Augusta State (294-875), No. 9 Washington (290-876), No. 21 New Mexico (294-877), No. 7 BYU (291-878), No. 10 Arizona State (289-880), No. 8 Wake Forest (294-882), No. 20 Auburn (289-887), No. 11 Southern California (293-894) and host Portland (307-925).
The Tigers return to action by playing two tournaments in the same week with the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate Oct. 10-11 at Old Overton in Birmingham followed by the Ridges Intercollegiate Oct. 15-16 in Johnson City, Tenn.