augolf1716 18,909 Posted October 17, 2015 Share Posted October 17, 2015 Good start and this field of teams is fantastic. ALPHARETTA, Ga. – The No. 1-ranked Auburn men’s golf team is three shots off the lead and in fourth after the U.S. Collegiate Championship first round with a 3-under 285 at the Golf Club of Georgia Lakeside Course on Friday. Junior Will Long is tied for second after firing a 4-under career low-tying 68. Long is two shots off Virginia’s Derek Bard’s individual lead in a field that consists of seven top 10 and 12 top 25 teams. Starting on the back nine, Long bogeyed No. 10, his first hole, before playing the rest of his round 5-under with birdies on No. 12, 4 and 5 with an eagle on the par 5 first. All-SEC senior Michael Johnson, who is on the Haskins Watch List, is tied for seventh at 2-under 70 while freshman Jacob Solomon is tied for 36th with a 73. Freshman Mark Lawrence is tied for 48th with a 74 and sophomore All-America Ben Schlottman is tied for 76th with a 78. No. 4 Florida State leads at 6-under 282, a shot ahead of No. 22 Virginia (283), two in front of No. 5 Wake Forest (284) and three shots ahead of No. 1 Auburn (285). No. 19 Georgia Tech (286) and No. 21 Clemson (286) are tied for fifth. “What an impressive day from Will Long,” said Auburn head coach Nick Clinard. “He played solid golf. We are in good position after the first day and look to make a move. This is a loaded tournament with the best golf teams in the country.” No. 9 Oklahoma (289) is in seventh followed by No. 8 Stanford (290) while No. 13 Texas (292) and Ole Miss (292) are tied for ninth. East Tennessee State (293) is 11th ahead of Kent State (295), LSU (297), No. 2 Oklahoma State (298), No. 7 Southern California (298), No. 24 UCLA (300) and Iowa (303). Auburn tees off in Saturday’s second round off No. 1 at 10:30 am CT with Virginia and UCLA. The final round is Sunday. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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