Evan McCullers | Assistant Sports Editor
For many programs across the country, this year’s spring game will have no particular significance. That is not the case for Auburn.
Auburn advanced to the NCAA Championship with a tie for first in the Ann Arbor, Michigan, regional, earning the fifth trip to nationals in school history.
Auburn, which was the lowest seed in the four-team tournament, defeated Alabama in the first round but fell to Vanderbilt in the championship at the FarmLinks Golf Club in Sylacauga.
Auburn held its first scrimmage on Saturday morning, marking the first time the quarterbacks have gone live in the team’s first eight spring practices.
Four Auburn athletes recorded personal bests on Friday, with three coming in the 5,000-meter run and one in the 10,000-meter run.
Auburn added a third win over South Carolina on Friday, earning its first trip to the SEC Championship title match since 2013 with an 11-7 victory.
The All-SEC senior fired a 2-under-par 70 on Sunday and carded a birdie on the second playoff hole to capture his third win of the season — and fifth of his career — at the Forest Heights Country Club in Statesboro, Georgia.
Auburn carded a 19-under-par 269 on Saturday, which set a school record for the lowest team score in a round in school history.
Auburn used a strong first half and a career-high 24 points from freshman Janiah McKay to defeat St. John's, 68-57, and advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Auburn placed 12th out of 14 teams, including three ranked opponents, with a 4-under 284 in the first round at Forest Heights Country Club in Statesboro, Georgia.