Auburn begins fall with win at Carpet Capital Collegiate
Jacob Solomon
Jacob Solomon

ROCKY FACE, Ga. — Auburn got its fall season off to a nice start on Sunday, winning the Georgia Tech-hosted Carpet Capital Collegiate by nine shots thanks to steady play throughout the tournament.

Auburn trailed second-round leaders Alabama by three shots, but shot the lowest round of the final day by four, which was 30 strokes better than the Crimson Tide. The Tigers finished with just one player inside the top-10, incoming freshman Jacob Solomon. Rounds of 73-73-72 from the Dublin, Calif. native gave him a 10th place finish as the first-year player had his rounds counted all three days.

Thirty-six hole leaders Alabama fell apart in the final round as their leading player, freshman Davis Riley, shot the team's lowest score on Sunday — 78. The team dropped into sixth place after leading by three at the beginning of the day.

Finishing between Auburn and Alabama were Clemson in second, South Carolina in third, defending champion LSU in fourth, and host Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets were well-represented by their sophomore Jacob Joiner, who captured the individual title by a stroke over the Clemson duo of Stephen Behr and Austin Langdale.

Results: Carpet Capital Collegiate
1GAJacob JoinerAlbany, GA70066-74-72=212
T2SCAustin LangdaleTownville, SC50073-71-69=213
T2GAStephen BehrAtlanta, GA50070-69-74=213
T4AZZach WrightPhoenix, AZ40072-77-66=215
T4EnglandSam HorsfieldEngland40074-69-72=215

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ABOUT THE Carpet Capital Collegiate

54-hole men's college tournament hosted by Georgia Tech University at The Farm Golf Club. The 7,012-yard, par-72 layout was designed by Tom Fazio and is near Dalton, Ga., just over 90 miles north of the Georgia Tech campus. The host Yellow Jackets have been the institutional host of this event since its inception in 1989. The field typically maintains a predominantly ACC and SEC flavor, with other nearby schools participating, as well.

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