Auburn Women's Golf Splits in Friday Matches at the Hooters Collegiate Match Play

AUBURNTIGERSDOTCOM Nicole Hage
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Nicole Hage
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Nov. 3, 2006

ORLANDO, Fla. - The No. 3 seed Auburn women's golf team made short work of No. 14 Alabama Friday morning, but fell in quarterfinal match play to No. 11 Michigan State Friday afternoon at the Hooters Collegiate Match Play in Orlando, Fla. The Tigers move into consolation play vs. No. 7 Florida State Saturday morning.

"We took care of business this morning," Auburn head coach Kim Evans said. "But we came up a little short in a very close match this afternoon. Our goal is to finish with two wins this weekend and head into the winter break on a positive note."

In the opening round, Auburn beat in-state rival Alabama, 4-1. Margaret Shirley and Marisa Milligan each won her match 3 and 2. Candace Schepperle won her match 6 and 4, and Abigale Schepperle won 6 and 5. Nicole Hage was the only Tiger to fall, as she lost 2 and 1 to Alabama's Jenny Suh.

In afternoon play, Auburn lost a close match, 3-2, to Michigan State. Nicole Hage won 3 and 2, and Marisa Milligan pulled out a close match, securing a 2 and 1 victory with a par on the group's 17th hole. Margaret Shirley lost her afternoon match 4 and 3, but the difference in the team competition was Candace and Abigale Schepperle both falling on the final hole. Each went into to the last tee all square, but neither could score lower than her opponent.

Saturday's second round begins at 8:30 a.m. CT. Live stats will be available at www.golfstat.com and a post-round recap can be found at www.auburntigers.com.