Fall season concludes for Auburn women’s golf

SAN ANTONIO, Texas  (auburntigers.com)  – Junior Michaela Owen and freshman Kayley Marschke posted top-20 finishes at the Maryb S. Kauth Invitational, the final event of the fall season for the Auburn women’s golf team.

Play wrapped up Tuesday at Briggs Ranch Golf Club just outside San Antonio with the Tigers tying for seventh place overall with a team score of 291-284-298=873 (+9).

Owen finished the week at 217 (+1) after posting a 74 (+2) in Tuesday’s round. She posted two birdies in her final round of the week to finish in a tie for 16th place. Owen finished the fall season with top-20 finishes in all five events so far and a team-best 72.57 scoring average.

Freshman Kayley Marschke picked up her second top-20 finish in as many weeks, tying for 20th at 218 (+2) for the week. She recorded a final-round 76 Tuesday. Fellow freshman Elena Hualde had Auburn’s low round of the day with a 73 (+1), moving her up to a tie for 26th at 219 (+3), and junior Kelli Murphy was also tied for 26th after a final-round 75 (+3).

Arkansas won the team title at 848 (-16) with Texas A&M in second place at 853 (-11).

As a team, Auburn finished the fall with two team runner-up finishes, one individual title, five individual top-10 finishes and a team scoring average of 291.43, just 3.43 shots over par per round. That marks an improvement of nearly 12 strokes per round over the Tigers’ average from last season.

Auburn will turn its attention to offseason practice before the spring season gets underway in February. The Tigers’ next event is the UCF Challenge, set for Feb. 5-7 in Orlando, Fla.


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