ALPHARETTA, Ga. (Oct. 18, 2014) — Day one of the U.S. Collegiate Championship at the Lakeside Course of the Golf Club of Georgia saw University of Virginia senior Denny McCarthy, a 2014 World Amateur Team member for the United States, shoot a nine-under par 63 to open the event and give his Cavaliers an early lead.
On Saturday, however, the University of Texas moved into the lead thanks to senior Kramer Hickok's four-under 68. At 138, Hickok is tied for third and three back of McCarthy, who posted a 72 on Saturday and still leads by three.
In second place is Derek Bard, also of Virginia, at 137.
Virginia's team is just one shot behind Texas while Texas A&M is three behind the Longhorns.
The field is stacked with some of the top collegiate teams in the nation, including No. 5 UCLA, No. 6 Stanford, No. 8 Auburn, No. 9 Texas, and No. 11 LSU. Overall, 10 Top-25 teams are in Georgia for the three-day event.
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ABOUT THE Georgia Collegiate
The United States Collegiate Championship,
hosted by Georgia Tech, annually brings 15 of
the nation's top college teams to The Golf Club
of Georgia for a three-day, 54-hole
that has been called "the Masters of college
golf.” Started in 2006, the USCC offers PGA
Tour-type, championship conditions for the
nation's finest college players, including a
personal caddie for all three rounds. Long
are required and galleries are able to walk in
fairways behind the players, similar to the
Walker Cup. The USCC crowns a Team
and Individual Champion and honors them on
perpetual mahogany, gold and crystal USCC
Trophy, which sits in The Golf Club of Georgia
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