Monday, March 26, 2012

Auburn Tigers Tidbits 3.26.12: Men's Golf Hits the Links, Top D-Lineman Commits to the Tigers

Blayne Barber
Todd Van Emst Photo

The No. 2 Auburn men's golf team continues tournament play today in the Hootie at Bulls Bay tournament. No other Tigers teams are in action Monday, but there is a busy week ahead for Tigers Athletics.

Spring football is in full swing, and baseball is on a winning run heading into this week. As the week progresses, the Parkway will bring you updates on all of the action.

Looking ahead to today, here is what to expect from the Tigers as they swing the sticks in the Carolina's.

Men's Golf
Hootie at Bulls Bay Tournament
Awendaw, South Carolina | All-Day event
Bulls Bay Golf Club

The No. 2 Auburn Tigers men's golf team heads into the second day of tournament play tied for the lead with the Kentucky Wildcats. The Tigers and Wildcats are both at 3-under 285 for the first day of competition.

The Tigers saw sophomore Niclas Carlsson tie for second on the day with a score of 2-under. He starts today one stroke behind the current tournament leader.

The Tigers also saw strong performances from juniors Dominic Bozzelli and Blayne Barber, and senior Will McCurdy.

The Tigers will tee-off at 9:40 a.m. CT with LSU and Kentucky. You can follow live stats at

Auburn lands Carl Lawson, Major Defensive Line Prospect

Carl Lawson was a huge defensive line pickup for the Tigers as he is one of the best defensive ends in the country. Below is a video breaking down the Rivals/VTO camp in Atlanta by Chris Nee and Keith Niebuhr discussing the camp that Lawson had this past weekend. Lawson talk begins at the 2:50 mark.

Carl Lawson had mentioned his intent to wait until January to officially announce his commitment at one of the many All-Star games. Instead Lawson decided to pull the trigger and commit to the Auburn Tigers.

Lawson told "I love the people at Auburn. It's just a great place and I'm excited I will be able to call it home."

Lawson is a highly rated defensive end who was named the Rivals/VTO Georgia camp MVP. Lawson is rated as the No. 91 overall recruit according to, the No. 149 overall recruit according to and is a member of the ESPNU150 watch list.

Auburn continues its push toward an extremely talented 2013 class.

Tigers to Watch

Look out for my three player profiles that will come later today. I will pick one player from offense, defense and special teams that I believe will make major impacts this fall.

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