Auburn faces good ground at Moon Golf Invitational

AUBURN, Alabama – Two weeks after competing in the UCF Challenge, the Auburn women’s golf team returns to Florida for the Moon Golf Invitational this week. The three-day tournament kicks off at Suntree Country Club in Melbourne on Sunday.

This is arguably the strongest field the Tigers have faced all season with nine of the 15 teams ranked in Golfstat’s latest Top 25 and five teams ranked in the top 10.

No. 17-ranked Auburn comes in after a fifth-place finish at the UCF Challenge where the team shot 16 under. Anna Foster and Megan Schofill both shot under par in the tournament, and the duo will take the top two spots in the lineup for the Moon Golf Invitational. They have combined to shoot 17 rounds under par this season.

It will be the same five from the previous tournament with Elina Sinz, Kaleigh Telfer and Mychael O’Berry join Foster and Schofill. Senior Julie McCarthy and freshman Morgan Jones also made the trip and will play individually.

Auburn finished fifth at last year’s Moon Golf Invitational, played at Duran Golf Club.

The Tigers leave at 7:50 a.m. CT Sunday and will be paired with No. 3 South Carolina and Louisville for the first round. Live scores are available on Golfstat.com.

LINE UP

1. Anna Foster
2. Megan Schofill
3. Elina Sinz
4. Kaleigh Telfer
5. Mychael O’Berry

Julie McCarthy (Individual)

Morgan Jones (Individual)

LAST TIME OUT

Led by Foster who finished at 7 under, three Auburn players went par or better at the UCF Challenge in their last outing. Foster tied for ninth, earning her second top 10 of the season, and all five players on the roster finished 51st or better. The Tigers shot 848 (-16) as a team, their best team score of the year.

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