Barber Earns Co-Medalist Honors As Tigers Take Second At The Bridgestone
Oct. 24, 2010
GREENSBORO, N.C. - The eighth-ranked Auburn men's golf team (280-840) closed their fall season with a second-place finish at the Bridgestone Collegiate Sunday at the Forest Oaks Country Club in Greensboro, Ga., with sophomore Blayne Barber (65-202) earning co-medalist honors.
The Tigers entered the day in fourth place, but jumped Virginia Tech (285-482) and Michigan (289-843) for their third top-two showing of the season. The Tigers were unable to chase down eventual team champions North Carolina who opened up to a 12-stroke second-round lead.
Sophomore Blayne Barber (65-202) earned his second collegiate win and his first for Auburn after transferring from Central Florida in 2009. The Lake City, Fla., native's 14-under 202 tied for the second lowest 54-hole total in school history. Barber shared medalist honors with Northwestern's David Lipsky (66-202).
Sophomore Michael Hebert (70-206) also earned his third straight top-10 finish of the year, tying for fourth.
"We tried our best to catch North Carolina," said Auburn head coach Nick Clinard. "We were behind eight-ball after the first round. We just didn't putt that well as a team but we've had a great fall so far. I'm very proud of the guys for how hard they have worked this fall.
"Today was a good day," said Barber. "The last 27 holes was probably the best stretch I have played in while. It's a good feeling. I've been in that position couple times lately and wasn't able to come out with the win."
North Carolina claimed the team title followed by Auburn, Virginia Tech, Michigan, Northwestern (286-853), Charlotte (299-863), Toledo (294-865), Pepperdine (287-867), VCU (293-871), Mississippi State (295-871), UNC-Greensboro (309-873), Kentucky (297-877), Minnesota (303-879) and Michigan State (301-889).
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