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Auburn athletes enjoyed success over the weekend.

Auburn sports: These Tigers just have winning ways

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Winning ways 

Auburn golfer Jovan Rebula won the 123rd British Amateur Championship at the Royal Aberdeen Golf Club on Saturday. With the win, Rebula has earned an exemption into the 2018 British Open, the 2019 Masters and the 2019 U.S. Open. He’s the first South African to win the British Amateur since Bobby Cole in 1966.

The junior clinched the victory on the 34th hole in a 36-hole match play final to win 3 and 2. In all, Rebula played nine rounds over six days and was victorious in a field of 288 competitors.

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Freshman sets up golden showing 

Auburn’s representative on the U.S. Women’s Junior National Team was part of a Saturday night volleyball win that led the Americans to qualify for the 2019 FIVB U20 World Championship.

Mica Allison, a freshman setter for the Tigers, helped the team finish the tournament undefeated. The U.S. handed the Dominican Republic three losses (3-1) and took home the gold medal.

Here’s what Allison, who started at setter in all of the five matches for the U.S., had to say about the experience: “What an honor it was to represent Team USA this past week. I have had the opportunity to play with a lot of these teammates for a couple years now and the strong bond we’ve built showed up on the court. It has been a blessing to play with the best of the best in the nation and I’m looking forward to what’s next.”

In all, Allison ended the week with 9 service aces and added 4 blocks in the team’s win against Mexico to reach the championship final.

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