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Oct. 13, 2006
The Auburn men's golf team will play in its second tournament of the week in the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate at the par-72, 7,001-yard Ridges Golf and Country Club in Jonesborough, Tenn., Saturday and Sunday.
Sophomore Glenn Northcutt, who led Auburn with a 12th place finish in the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate Monday and Tuesday, will lead the Tigers in the No. 1 position. Junior Jay Moseley will occupy the No. 2 slot followed by junior Patton Kizzire at No. 3, freshman Brent Cooper at No. 4 and senior Andrew Medley at the No. 5 spot.
Auburn is coming off a seventh place finish in the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate in which the Tigers set a school record for the lowest 18-hole score, firing a 271 in each of the final two rounds.
"We played extremely well in the last two rounds of the Jerry Pate earlier in the week," Auburn head coach Mike Griffin said. "We would like to be able to start faster this weekend. Four of our guys have played in this tournament so that should help us."
The 15-team field features seven teams ranked in Golfweek's top-25 including top-ranked Alabama, No. 10 Tennessee, No. 13 East Tennessee State, No. 14 North Carolina, No. 21 TCU, No. 24 Kentucky, No. 25 Pepperdine, Auburn, Kent State, North Carolina State, South Carolina, UAB, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.
The Tigers finished as runner-up to South Carolina in last year's Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate at The Ridges.
Following Friday's practice round, Auburn will play 36 holes Saturday and 18 Sunday. Live scoring of the Ridges Intercollegiate can be found at www.golfstat.com.