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Woohoo....beat thugs for a Natty beat turds for a SEC Championship, WAr ? boys enjoy the moment you earned, then rest up for Regionals. ???️‍♂️:wareagle:

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ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. – The Auburn men’s golf team took down Alabama, 3-2, to win the 2018 Southeastern Conference Championship. It is the first league title for the Tigers since 2002.

“I’m really proud of the guys, not only the five that were with us but the whole team and those cheering in the locker room back home,” head coach Nick Clinard said. “This win is for all 12 of them.”

In a tight battle between the teams all day, the championship was decided on the 18th hole of the final match. Freshman Wells Padgett stepped up and sank a 20-foot putt to clinch his point and the championship.

“It was a tough match out there,” Clinard said. “Alabama is great. We just fought to the end. My anchor, Wells Padgett, was the anchor all week in match play. We had him in that hole because we knew his confidence level in that spot and we knew that he could come through in the clutch and, boy, did he ever.”

Padgett and Alabama’s Jonathan Hardee were all square heading into the final hole after Hardee nearly aced the 17th. Padgett’s third shot on the 18th landed on the green, while Hardee was forced to chip onto the green. The freshman then measured the long putt and buried it, giving the Tigers the league title.

“That was the biggest putt I’ve ever made in my life,” Padgett said. “It was great being able to do it for my team. To do it as an individual in a tournament is cool, but doing it for your team is the greatest feeling.”

Auburn’s first point of the match came from southpaw Brandon Mancheno in a 2&1 victory over Alabama’s Wilson Furr. The freshman led for all but three holes before clinching the win with a par on the 17th hole.

Junior Trace Crowe also emerged victorious in his match with Davis Ridley of Alabama with a similar final score of 2&1. Crowe birdied the first hole to take the lead and never surrendered it, earning the result with a par on the 17th.

With the conference title, the Tigers have clinched an automatic berth into the NCAA Regionals. The 2018 Selection Show is set to take place Wednesday, May 2 at 4:30 p.m. CT on The Golf Channel. Regionals will take place May 14-16 in Raleigh, N.C., Bryan, Texas, Columbus, Ohio, Kissimmee, Fla., Norman, Okla. and Stockton, Calif.

2018 SEC Championship Semifinals – Match Play
(4) Auburn 3, (6) Alabama 2
Lee Hodges (UA) def. Jovan Rebula (AU), 2&1
Trace Crowe (AU) def. Davis Riley (UA), 2&1
Davis Shore (UA) def. Ryan Knop (AU), 6&5
Brandon Mancheno (AU) def. Wilson Furr (UA), 2&1
Wells Padgett (AU) def. Jonathan Hardee (UA), 1-up 

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For Auburn, winning an SEC championship in any sport is special. To win it on the final moment of the event is even more special. And to win it against rival Alabama is as good as it gets for Tiger players and fans alike.

Auburn men’s golf captured its first SEC team championship since 2002 — and its second title in program history — on Sunday with a dramatic 20-foot birdie putt from freshman Wells Padgett.

The putt gave Padgett a 1-up win in his match against Alabama’s Jonathan Hardee and a 3-2 advantage for Auburn in the match play final at Sea Island, Ga.

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Padgett hit the putt with plenty of style, too. The freshman walked off the long putt before it went in the hole, prompting a huge celebration with his teammates on the side of the 18th green.



WAR EAGLE!@AuburnMGolf defeats Alabama on the 18th hole to win the SEC Championship! ?



Auburn men’s golf entered the SEC championship as the No. 4 seed. The Tigers took down No. 5 seed Arkansas and No. 1 seed LSU on Saturday to advance to the final.

“I told our guys we had the best team coming in here and they believe it,” Auburn coach Nick Clinard said Saturday, according to the SEC’s official website. “They’re playing their tails off with grit and grind. LSU has a lot of talent and a great coaching staff, and we just happened to come out on the better end today. The best teams in the country play in the SEC. It’s hard to win in this league. It’s a blessing to even be in match play. We’re glad to be there.”



Auburn’s championship win on Sunday got the attention of its most famous golfer alumnus — Jason Dufner, who played for the Tigers from 1997 to 2000.


Championship Sunday!! ?⛳️. Proud of @AuburnMGolf for adding to the trophy case today.. lots of hard work and dedication goes into winning team championships in SEC.. Auburn family should be proud!! #tookbamadown



NCAA Regional play is set for May 14-16, with the NCAA Championship running from May 25-30 at Karsten Creek in Stillwater, Okla.

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Totally awesome!! Auburn has taken some serious championships this past year.

1. Iron Bowl & SEC West Football champs

2. SEC Men's Basketball Champions

3. Equestrian National Champions

4. Men's SEC Golf Champions

Did I miss anything? 

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On 4/26/2018 at 7:12 PM, augolf1716 said:

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. -- Junior Trace Crowe and freshman Brandon Mancheno are tied for seventh individually following the second round of the Southeastern Conference Championship at Sea Island Golf Club Thursday.

Crowe and Mancheno are 1-under overall to lead No. 9 Auburn after posting rounds of 71 each in their second tour of the par-70 Seaside Course.

Crowe carded a team-high four birdies, including three on the back nine, while Mancheno racked up a team-best 15 pars as both players finished 1-over for the day.

Freshman Wells Padgett is tied for 31st after finishing with a 4-over 74. Padgett secured a birdie on the seventh hole to highlight his second circuit of the course.

Junior Ryan Knop and sophomore Jovan Rebula are tied for 44th and 55th, respectively, after finishing with a 2-over 72 each. Knop turned in cards of 36 on both the front and back nine, while Rebula parred his way through the front nine to highlight his day.

The Tigers are positioned in fifth in stroke play following a 6-over 286 Thursday. The top eight teams advance to stroke play after the final round Friday.

No. 11 LSU leads the field at -3 followed by No. 4 Vanderbilt (-1), No. 6 Alabama (+3), Ole Miss (+5), No. 9 Auburn (+6), No. 19 Kentucky (+9), Tennessee (+9), No. 7 Florida (+11), No. 2 Texas A&M (+13), Georgia (+13), No. 16 Arkansas (+14), South Carolina (+15), Mississippi State (+17) and Missouri (+23).

The Tigers are paired with Kentucky and Ole Miss for the final round of stroke play at the SEC Championship. Tee time begins at 7:20 a.m. CT off the first tee box. Live scoring will be available at

Team Standings
1. LSU -- 557 (-3)
2. Vanderbilt -- 559 (-1)
3. Alabama -- 563 (+3)
4. Ole Miss -- 565 (+5)
5. Auburn -- 566 (+6)
6. Kentucky -- 569 (+9)
7. Tennessee -- 570 (+10)
8. Florida -- 571 (+11)
T-9. Texas A&M -- 573 (+13)
T-9. Georgia -- 573 (+13)
11. Arkansas -- 574 (+14)
12. South Carolina -- 575 (+15)
13. Mississippi State -- 577 (+17)
14. Missouri -- 583 (+23)

Auburn Individuals
T-7. Trace Crowe -- 67-71--139 (-1)
T-7. Brandon Mancheno -- 67-71--139 (-1)
T-31. Wells Padgett -- 70-74--144 (+4)
T-44. Ryan Knop -- 74-72--146 (+6)
T-55. Jovan Rebula -- 76-72--148 (+8)

This is what the stadium looked like in 1957, my Freshman year. What a difference 61 years makes!!! The building at the northern end was known as the Field House. That is where the players suited up and entered the field. My seat was at the southern end of the stadium in the east stands on the goal line. I rarely remember the games after the 3rd quarter as Jack Daniels had taken charge but it was a great experience and we won the National Championship for the first time. Once in a lifetime experience!!


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To add more info of my experience
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