Courtesy of AU Athletics/Cody Voga
The Auburn men’s golf team has set the remainder of its 2020-21 schedule. The Tigers are slated to take part in five tournaments that are all hosted by Southeastern Conference schools, but will feature both league and non-league opponents.
“We are extremely excited to announce our spring schedule that will feature outstanding competition at some fantastic venues,” said Head Coach Nick Clinard. “We are grateful to the Auburn administration, our medical team and SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey for the opportunity to compete next spring. Our team is looking forward to returning to competition and representing Auburn University.”
Auburn begins the spring in Gainesville, Florida, for the Gator Invitational, hosted by Florida, on Feb. 12-14. The Tigers then head to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to take part in the LSU Invitational from Feb. 26-28.
Auburn is set to host the Tiger Invitational presented by Jason Dufner, March 15-17 at Grand National in Opelika. The Tigers are scheduled to face a loaded field that features 13 of the top 16 teams in the country, according to Golfstat’s final fall rankings.
Next, Auburn heads to Starkville, Mississippi, for the Old Waverly Collegiate, March 26-28. The Tigers wrap up the regular season April 5-7 when they host the Shoal Creek Invitational in Shoal Creek, Alabama.
The 2021 SEC Championship returns to St. Simons Island, Georgia., April 21-25. Auburn is the reigning stroke play champion.
NCAA Regionals are set to take place at predetermined campus sites May 17-19, while the NCAA Championship is slated to take place May 28 to June 2 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
The Tigers competed in three tournaments during the fall, all involving the 14 SEC programs.
Auburn wrapped up the fall with a team title at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate. The Tigers were one of three teams to end the annual three-round event at 19-under, and defeated Georgia and Vanderbilt in a playoff to earn the trophy.
Auburn had five golfers average under 72 strokes per round, highlighted by Graysen Huff at 67.7. Jovan Rebula was close behind at 70.3, followed by J.M. Butler (71.2), Wells Padgett (71.7) and Alex Vogelsong (71.7).