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Auburn Sports Update: 2-8 February 2015

Last week in Auburn sports.

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Men's Golf. Golf got back into the swing of things (pun intended) this weekend with a trip out to Hawaii to play in the Amer Ari Invitational. They finished tied for 8th. The highest finishing Tiger was sophomore Matt Gilchrest, who shot 12 under (204) to finish tied for fifth. Now they get a two week break before playing much closer to home in Mobile on the weekend of 23-24 February.

Women's Golf. The ladies opened 2015 much closer to home in Athens, Georgia. This was an individual event rather than a team event, so there is no team score. Junior Jamie Yun finished in 3rd place with a 9 over, 153.

Gymnastics. The ladies finished with the second highest score away from home in history for the Tigers, but fell just short of breaking the 35 year streak against the Crimson Tide, 197.325 - 196.825. Lexus Demurs won the vault title with a 9.925, while Auburn took the event. On the beam, Auburn had a three-way tie for the event title with Caitlin Atkinson, Lexus Demurs, and Megan Walker all earning 9.900. The ladies will return home to Auburn Arena this Friday at 7pm against LSU.

Softball. The Auburn Tigers softball season opened with a bang, as the Tigers were perfect on the weekend. The opened play last Thursday with a win over Troy, then defeated UAB 11-2, and swept double-headers on Saturday and Sunday. They return to action Thursday afternoon with another double-header against Mercer and Georgia State. The first game begins at 4pm CDT.

Men's Tennis. The men won another double-header this weekend, taking down UAB 6-1, 4-1. They will next face Clemson on Friday afternoon in Auburn.

Women's Tennis. The women had a great weekend out west in Texas, as they defeated Washington State and Prairie View A&M on Saturday, then took down Washington on Sunday.

Track and Field. Indoor track season continues, and the Tigers performed fairly well out in Lincoln, Nebraska this weekend. Junior Jessie Johnson set a school record in the Pole Vault by clearing 13-4.25/4.07m. Ten Tigers set new personal records in the event. The Tigers will split this coming weekend as one group travels to Seattle Washington for the Husky Invitational, while another group heads to Fayetteville, Arkansas for the Tyson Invitational.