After graduating from Auburn just months ago, Matt Gilchrest returned to the Plains for the Barbasol Championship over the weekend. Gilchrest started off his first round strong, scoring a birdie on hole 11 and an eagle on hole 13.
A rain-delay occurred due to inclement weather; Gilchrest was three under-par at the start of his ninth hole. Due to the rain delay, Gilchrest was not able to finish his first round until Friday morning.
"I don't think it (the rain delay) helped or hurt, you just play the best you can when they tell us to play" said Gilchrest.
Gilchrest finished his first round two-under, 69.
"I thought I got off to a good start, and I am ready to start the second round here in a few minutes" said Gilchrest.
Gilchrest was paired with Brett Drewitt of Australia and Miguel Angel Carballo of Argentina. Drewitt finished the first round one-over, 72, and Carballo finished three-over, 74.
They go straight into the second round Friday at 8:37 a.m.
Fellow Auburn alumni, Trace Crowe and Patton Kizzire, also finished their first rounds Friday morning. Crowe, an amateur, shot eight-over, 79. Kizzire finished one-under, 70.