Auburn wins General Hackler Championship
The Auburn Tigers picked the right moment to dial one of their lowest rounds in school history on Monday at The Dunes Golf and Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Buoyed by Evan Vo’s course record of matching 8-under 64, the Tigers shot 17-under 271 in the final round of the General Hackler Championship to claim the team title. Carding the lowest third round in school history, Auburn erased a five-stroke deficit early in the day to earn a three-stroke win over South Carolina.
In addition to Vo’s 64s, the Tigers also had a pair of 68s from Kentucky amateur champion JM Butler and Austin Coggin, as well as a 71 from Brendan Valdes. The Tiger’s hot round continued until Alex Vogelsong, who shot a 66th final round as an individual starter.
“Our guys played really well, but the most important thing is that they competed,” Auburn head coach Nick Clinard said. “They were fun for me and coach (Chris) Williams to watch. We’re starting to put together everything we’ve learned so far. When we can do that, we’ll become a really dangerous team.”
Oklahoma State’s Rasmus Neergaard-Petersen, competing as an individual, took medal honors at 12 under 204. After opening with a 1 of 73, Neergaard-Petersen set a course record with an 8 under 64 on his second round on the jump in contention. He then closed with a 67 to earn a one-stroke win over East Tennessee State’s Vo and Algot Kleen.
Auburn Athletic Communications contributed to this report.
Results: General Hackler Championship
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ABOUT General Hackler Championship
54-hole men’s college tournament hosted by Coastal Carolina University. Team (highest four scores out of five players each day) and individual competitions.