AU names new men's golf coach

AUBURN, Ala. (AP - Auburn has named Nick Clinard head men's golf coach.

Clinard's hire was announced Sunday after he led the University of Central Florida to a top 10 finish in the 2009 NCAA Championship.

Clinard led UCF to NCAA regional play in five of the last six seasons and the Knights have won six tournament titles in the past two seasons.

He has won two conference championships and coached two individual conference champions.

He replaces longtime coach Mike Griffin.

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