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Auburn's Kelli Murphy earns top-10 finish at Kauth Invitational
Kelli Murphy tied for 6th place at the Maryb S. Kauth Invitational.
Oct. 24, 2017


SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Senior Kelli Murphy earned her first top-10 finish of the season to lead the Auburn women’s golf team at the Maryb S. Kauth Invitational, which wrapped up Tuesday.

Murphy shot a final-round 72 (E) to finish at 212 (-4) for the tournament and in a tie for sixth place. It was her best finish of the 2017-18 season and the third top-10 of her career. Murphy carded three birdies and three bogeys in her final round.

Sophomore Elena Hualde rebounded from two tough days to post a team-best 71 (-1) Tuesday and climb 12 spots up the leaderboard. She recorded three birdies against two bogeys on thed ay and played her final 16 holes of the day at 2-under.

Freshman Elena Hualde tied for 37th place at 223 (+7), senior Michaela Owen tied for 46th at 226 (+10), and freshman Mychael O’Berry shot 229 (+13) to tie for 54th.

As a team, Auburn finished in ninth place with scores of 301-286-296=883 (+19). Arkansas claimed the team title with a 54-hole total of 842 (-22), 18 shots ahead of TCU and Texas A&M, who tied for second at 860 (-4). Kansas State’s Connie Jaffrey was the individual medalist at 207 (-9).

Auburn wraps up the fall portion of the 2017-18 schedule Nov. 3-5 as they travel south of the border for the Battle at the Beach, set to take place at Club Campestre in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Final results from the Maryb S. Kauth Invitational, hosted by UTSA at Briggs Ranch Golf Club in San Antonio, Texas (par 72, 6,450 yards):

Team Standings
1. Arkansas – 842 (-22)
T2. Texas A&M – 860 (-4)
T2. TCU – 860 (-4)
4. Denver – 870 (+6)
5. Oklahoma – 873 (+9)
6. Houston – 874 (+10)
7. Kansas State – 878 (+14)
8. Maryland – 880 (+16)
9. Auburn – 883 (+19)
10. UTSA – 887 (+23)
11. North Texas – 900 (+36)
12. Texas Tech - 904
13. Middle Tennessee – 905 (+41)
14. Texas State – 912 (+48)

Auburn Individuals
T6. Kelli Murphy – 73-67-72=212 (-4)
T37. Kaleigh Telfer – 76-71-76=223 (+7)
T46. Michaela Owen – 77-72-77=226 (+10)
T54. Mychael O’Berry – 75-76-78=229 (+13)
T57. Elena Hualde – 80-79-71=230 (+14)


 

 

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