SEC Match Play: Sargent, Auburn lead after Day One
Gordon Sargent (USGA Photo)
The number-one-ranked amateur in the world is making his presence felt once again.
of Vanderbilt, the 2022 NCAA individual champion, shot a two-round score of 13-under to lead by three shots in the individual competition over Brendan Valdes
of Auburn, who is at 10-under.
Sargent shot a first-round 7-under 64 and a second-round 6-under 65 to shoot 13-under.
Through the two rounds, Sargent recorded 15 birdies, an eagle, two bogeys, and a double bogey.
of Auburn, John Driscoll
of Arkansas, JM Butler
of Auburn, and Phichaksn Maichon
of Texas A&M are all tied in third place at 9-under.
2023 U.S. Amateur Champion Nick Dunlap of Alabama is T8 at 7-under, along with Caleb Surratt of Tennessee.
In the team competition, Auburn leads by two shots at 30-under. Auburn has three golfers in the top five (Koivun, Butler, Valdes).
Arkansas is in second place at 28-under, and Vanderbilt is in third place at 23-under. Texas A&M and Ole Miss are tied for fourth place at 20-under.
ABOUT THE SEC Fall Preview
Men's college match play tournament, with
each team match consisting of five individual matches.
A player match win is worth 1 point, and a tie is worth
1/2, and the winning team is the one with the most
points in the five player matches. 54 holes of stroke
play determines match play opponents.
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