Men’s golf gears up for General Hackler Championship

ByLois C

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AUBURN, Ala. – Making the trek to Myrtle Seashore, South Carolina for the 21st Annual Common Hackler Championship Sunday and Monday, Auburn men’s golfing appears to be like to go on its steady engage in and establish off a 19-beneath group complete final week at the Tiger Invitational.
“As constantly, we’re psyched for a different option to get out there and contend,” Tigers head coach Nick Clinard reported. “We’re facing the problem of playing 54 holes in two times, but that’s particularly what we did final 7 days, so we are likely to be utilizing a whole lot of what we learned at the Tiger Invitational to shape our video game approach and assist us to engage in smart golf. Our six guys are likely to go out there and give their all every single time they stage out on the back links, and that’s all I can check with for.” 
Groups are set to kickstart enjoy on Sunday, actively playing two rounds in advance of the initiating the last round on the next day. The Tigers have designed 1 prior visual appearance at the Standard Hackler Championship, in 2011, in the course of Clinard’s next 12 months on The Plains. As a staff, Auburn finished 3rd in a field of 17 and ended up led by sophomore Michael Hebert who shot 6-around to complete in a tie for 10th put. Tigers’ volunteer assistant Blayne Barber also performed in the party, shooting 7-over to location 13th.
For this year’s occasion, Auburn sends a crew of two freshmen, one particular sophomore and three juniors to battle it out at The Dunes Golf Club.
Generating his return to the lineup is Auburn’s major scorer from the Tiger Invitational and the reigning SEC Freshman of the 7 days, Brendan Valdes. Valdes shot 11-underneath very last time out to solidify his initial vocation top rated-five end and the initial SEC Freshman of the 7 days honor for the Tigers considering the fact that J.M. Butler a calendar year back.
Valdes is joined by another freshman in Evan Vo. The Austin, Texas native boasts a 72.58 annually scoring normal and has carded eight of his 12 rounds at par or greater.
Sophomore J.M. Butler will be the third underclassman in the Tiger lineup this 7 days. Butler has finished inside the leading-10 in 4 of his 5 outings this season and features a 70.60 scoring average on the year.
Leading the trio of juniors slated to hit the backlinks this week is Austin Coggin. Coggin enters the tournament with 3 top rated-20 finishes, seven rounds below par and a group-leading 66 birdies built on the year. The Birmingham, Alabama native’s very best outing of the year came in the spring-opener with an 11-less than tally at the Amer Ari Invitational.
Oxford, Mississippi native C.J. Easley will spherical out Auburn’s 5-man lineup and Palm Seashore, Florida merchandise Alex Vogelsong will golf as the Tigers’ specific participant. Easley has arguably had the most reliable period for the Tigers and has carded top rated-15 finishes in each and every of his previous two outings.
With a 2-under 54-hole score final 7 days, Vogelsong now satisfies the minimum amount 60 occupation rounds to etch his title into the Auburn file textbooks with what is now the sixth-finest vocation scoring average, 71.90 strokes per spherical, in school record.
In get to arrive away with their second crew title of the year, the Tigers will need to have to outplay competitors from 14 other universities. Set to be a part of No. 19 Auburn this 7 days is host Coastal Carolina, East Carolina, ETSU, Kent State, RV Liberty, RV Louisville, NC Point out, RV North Florida, No. 3 Oklahoma Point out, Penn Point out, South Carolina, UCF, UNCG and Virginia.

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By Lois C