The Auburn men's golf team has been ranked No. 12 in the Golfweek preseason
countdown after finishing No. 19 in the rankings last season.
Michael Johnson, who finished last season with a 72.85 stroke average, was
singled out as the Go-to-guy by the publication, noting an impressive summer
which included winning the Alabama State Amateur and Dogwood Invitational
titles. Senior Niclas Carlsson (73.45 stroke average) and sophomore Jake Mondy (73.57)
were also listed among key contributors for the upcoming season.
are looking forward to the upcoming season," Auburn head coach Nick Clinard
said. "Our team is young but we have loads of talent, so I am anxious to see
the team compete this fall."
recruiting class, which consists of Matt Gilchrest, Victor Henum, Will Long,
Blake Messer and Victor Wiggins, was also labeled stellar by the publication. Gilchrest
won the FootJoy Invitational along with two other top-five finishes in AJGA
invitational. Henum represented Denmark in the World Amateur Team Championship
and finished fifth in the Portuguese Amateur. Long was the runner-up at the
Carolinas Junior and third at the Azalea Amateur while Wiggins was a U.S.
Amateur qualifier and top-five finisher at the North Carolina Amateur.
Blake Soni (74.83 stroke average), junior Dan Stringfellow (75.71) and
sophomore Ryan Benton round out the team.
Auburn's first competition will take place at the Carpet Capital Collegiate on The Farm in Dalton, Ga., Sept. 6-8.