Auburn coach will miss NCAA East Regional at home

Auburn coach Kim Evans

Auburn coach Kim Evans

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When Auburn hosts the NCAA East Regional later this week, head women’s golf coach Kim Evans won’t be there. Evans is taking a brief leave of absence due to undisclosed health issues, according to the university.

“I am very disappointed to have to miss the NCAA Regional, but your health is just something that you don’t play with,” Evans said in a university press release. “The doctors advised me to take care of everything now, so that is what we did. I am feeling better, though, and hope to be back with the team at nationals in a couple weeks.”

Auburn won the SEC Championship in 2012, but missed advancing to the national championship by nine shots. The Tigers this year enter regionals ranked No. 39 by Golfweek, and with the No. 14 seed.

Former Tiger All-American Danielle Downey, who has been a student assistant this season, will lead the team during the NCAA Regional, which begins May 9. Downey played at Auburn from 1999-2003.

Information from Auburn Athletics used in this report

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