WAIKOLOA, Hawaii – auburn individual golfer, austin cogginfinds himself in third place after the end of play on Friday after returning a scorecard that replicated his career-best first-round outing.
Coggin’s 36-hole score of 134.10 under par is not only a career high, but is also tied for the eighth-lowest two-round outing in program history.
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As a team, the Tigers are shooting 567.9 under par. Auburn’s play is matched by San Jose State and No. 6 Stanford. No. 9 Texas Tech leads the field at 540, 36 under par going into the final round of play.
The Tigers were able to move up the rankings thanks to a consistent outing from every man in the roster, all of whom shot at par or below in Friday’s round of play.
“Today our team showed a maturity and a willingness to adapt to adversity that is immeasurable in this sport,” the Tigers head coach said. Nick Clinard noted. “I’m proud of how each of them played, and I think days like this will make us stronger over time and into the playoffs.”
Second year JM Butler led the formation, shooting a 68 (-4) to break even before the third round.
First-year student Evan Vo followed Coggin in matching his tally from the first round as well, scoring another 71 (-1) to take his tally to 2 at 142, 2 under par.
Junior CJ Easleysecond Carson Bacha and freshman Brendan Valdes all drawn by to keep their scores from the day before.
Auburn starts the third round at 11:30 a.m. CT in a shotgun start on holes eight and nine. The Tigers will be paired with Texas, Stanford and San Jose State for the final day of play.