Fallen Oak Collegiate: Auburn runs away with the title
Auburn Men's Golf Team (Auburn Athletics Photo)
The Auburn Tigers left no doubt at the Fallen Oak Intercollegiate at Fallen Oak Golf Club in Saucier, Miss., winning the tournament by 19 shots and finishing 21-under.
The Tigers were the most consistent team of the week, shooting rounds of 282-283-278 to win.
Ole Miss finished in second place at 1-under, and Mississippi State finished in third place at 2-over.
Jackson Koivun led the Tigers, finishing in solo second place at 4-under. Four tournaments into his collegiate career, Koivun already owns two silver podium finishes and has yet to finish outside the top 20.
At Fallen Oak, he was the highest-placing golfer from the Southeastern Conference, regardless of class. Koivun beat the nearest freshman by 14 shots.
The second-lowest Auburn man on the leaderboard was fifth-year individual player Alex Vogelsong. Vogelsong battled back from a tough 4-over 76 on Sunday with back-to-back rounds in the 60s, shooting 3-under 69 on Monday and a jaw-dropping 6-under 66 on Tuesday.
His 6-under 66 was the lowest round recorded by any golfer in the 72-man field over the course of the entire tournament.
Auburn picked up two more top-10 performances by way of senior J.M. Butler and junior Brendan Valdes, both of whom ended with a share of eighth place. Butler saved his best showing for last, shooting 5-under 67 to chip away at a 3-over 75 from the day before.
Matthew Foster of SMU won the individual competition at 8-under, one shot clear of the second place Koivun.
Josep Serra of Mississippi State and Michael La Sasso of Ole Miss finished T3 at 6-under.
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54-hole men's college tournament hosted by Ole Miss.
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