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Team Captain J.R. Steinbauer

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Head Coach Nick Clinard

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Clinard is in his 18th year overall as a head coach and 10th season with the Auburn men’s golf team in 2018-19.

Auburn is one of four teams in the nation - Illinois, Oklahoma, and Texas the others - who have made at least seven-straight NCAA Championship appearances.

In his career, Clinard has 42 tournament victories, including three conference championships, coached 12 All-Americans, 17 Academic All-Americans, two conference players of the year, three individual conference champions and 32 all-conference selections.

When asked what the appointment of head coach meant to him, he said: “I’m excited for the opportunity to coach Team USA in Japan at the Junior Golf World Cup,” said Clinard. “It’s an honor and a privilege to be chosen by the Golf Coaches Association of America. I’m looking forward to getting to Japan, getting to learn my guys, represent the United States and compete for a title.”


John Keefer
Hometown: San Antonio, TX

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Keefer was a second-team Rolex Junior All-America selection in 2018 and played on the West Team in the Wyndham Cup. He won the 2017 AJGA Sergio and Angela Garcia Foundation Junior Championship, 2017 TJGT Texas Junior Masters, and the 2016 AJGA UA Jordan Spieth Qualifier. Keefer signed with Baylor.

William Moll
Hometown: Houston, TX
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From Houston, Texas, Moll was the 2017 Junior Jones Cup Champion and was a member of the 2018 USA Junior Ryder Cup Team. He was a first-team Rolex Junior All-American in 2018 and honorable mention selection in 2017. Moll represented the West in the 2018 Wyndham Cup. He signed with Vanderbilt.

Alex Vogelsong
Hometown: Palm City, FL
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Vogelsong, a native of Palm City, Fla., was selected as the 2018 Sun Sentinel Golfer of the Year. He was a 2017 Rolex Junior Golf Honorable Mention All-America selection. An Auburn signee, Vogelsong is currently ranked #143 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking.

Tyler Wilkes
Hometown: Tampa, FL
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Wilkes hails from Tampa, Fla. He was named 2018 Florida State Golf Association Junior Player of the Year. Wilkes has claimed first place at the 2019 AJGA Sean Foley Performance Center at EaglesDream Junior Championship, 2018 AJGA Jim Bell Memorial Junior, the 2018 Orlando International Junior Championship, and the 2017 and ’18 Florida State Junior Boys Championship.

Clinard is in his 18th year overall as a head coach and 10th season with the Auburn men’s golf team in 2018-19.

Auburn is one of four teams in the nation - Illinois, Oklahoma, and Texas the others - who have made at least seven-straight NCAA Championship appearances.

In his career, Clinard has 42 tournament victories, including three conference championships, coached 12 All-Americans, 17 Academic All-Americans, two conference players of the year, three individual conference champions and 32 all-conference selections.