The University of Tennessee men's golf team finished in eighth place at the Augusta State Invitational golf tournament. The Vols finished with a 285-292-293 870 to tie them with North Carolina.
Senior Andy Brimer led the way for the Vols with a 68-73-71 212 to finish in seventh place. Sophomore Andrew Pratt tied for 12th place with a 68-70-77 215. Other Vols that competed included junior Jason Powell (t-16) with a 216, freshman Brandon Skeen (t-69) with a 231 and junior Andrew Black (75) with a 233.
Augusta State won a playoff against North Carolina State to win its second straight tournament title. The Jaguars and Wolfpack both fired three-round scores of 856. Wake Forest (858), LSU (864) and the College of Charleston (865) rounded out the top five.
Oliver Wilson of Augusta State also won a playoff over Wake Forest's Bill Haas to claim top honors in the individual portion of the tournament. Both players carded three-round scores of 207. Kirk Satterfield (208) of Furman, Alan Morgan (208) of LSU, Jedd McLuen (211) of the College of Charleston and Michael Webb (211) of Augusta State finished with the top individual scores.
The Vols will not be in action again until April 20-22 at the Southeastern Conference Championships. The tournament will be held at Sea Island Golf Club in Sea Island, Ga. In last year's SECs, the Vols fired a three-round score of 905 to finish in 10th place.
Auburn's Todd Faulkner doubled home Gabe Gross for the game-winner in the eighth inning as the Tigers went on to take a 7-2 victory over No. 6 Tennessee.
The win gave Auburn (20-10, 3-9 SEC) the series sweep, including the Tigers' first three conference wins this season.
The Diamond Vols (26-5, 8-3) travel to Johnson City tonight to face the East Tennessee State Buccaneers. The Bucs are 11-19 on the season and will be looking for redemption from an 8-1 loss to Tennessee on Feb. 28.