Auburn's second round at Forest Heights Country Club did more than vault the Tigers from near the bottom of the leaderboard to a lead at the Schenkel Invitational. Instead, it erased parts of the program's record book.
Auburn carded a 19-under-par 269 on Saturday, which tied a school record for the lowest team score in a round in school history. The Tigers also shot 19-under in the second round at last season's Schenkel Invitational and at the John Burns Intercollegiate in 2008.
The historic day lifted Auburn from its 12th-place standing after the opening round of the tournament to a tie for first place with Georgia State. Both teams will enter play on Sunday at 23-under-par.
Senior Michael Johnson led the charge with a 7-under 65, one stroke off his personal best. He is alone in first place entering the final day, sitting one stroke below Georgia State's J.J. Grey and Wake Forest's Davis Womble.
Freshman Jacob Solomon fired a career-low 5-under 67, while senior Jake Mondy shot a 4-under 68. Solomon is tied for ninth, while Mondy sits in a tie for 21st.
Junior Will Long capped off the scoring with a 3-under 69, which placed him in a tie for 30th.
Sophomore Ben Schlottman, playing in the tournament as an individual, shot 2-over, falling from his second-place standing after the first round to a tie for 21st alongside Mondy.
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The four Tigers that counted toward the team score totaled 24 birdies in the round while carding just five bogeys.
Auburn will look to claim its third victory of the season when play continues on Sunday in Statesboro, Georgia.
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