Auburn, Wake Forest share U.S. Collegiate title
Will Long
Will Long

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Led by their respective individual co-champions, the Auburn Tigers and Wake Forest Demon Deacons finished at 9-under par at the Golf Club of Georgia to share the team title at the U.S. Collegiate Golf Tournament.

Auburn remarkably shot the same team total all three rounds — 285 — at the property's Lakeside Course. They entered Sunday trailing Wake Forest by a stroke. The Tigers combined to go 1-under their last three holes in the final round, while the Demon Deacons left an outright victory out on the course as the team struggled to a 5-over finish their last three.

Auburn junior Will Long and Wake Forest freshman Cameron Young, along with Stanford superstar Maverick McNealy and 2015 U.S. Amateur runner-up Derek Bard of Virginia, shared the individual title at 6-under. McNealy went low on Sunday, firing 67 to join the other three at the top of the leaderboard. The Haskins Award winner entered the final day in 16th place.

Both team winners also had players finishing tied for fifth place, with Auburn's Michael Johnson and Wake Forest's Will Zalatoris ending the tournament at 5-under 211, just a stroke off the lead. Also tying for fifth was USC junior Rico Hoey.

Results For Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate
T1CAMaverick McNealyPortola Valley, CA80069-74-67=210
T1NYDerek BardNew Hartford, NY80066-72-72=210
T1NYCameron YoungScarborough, NY80068-69-73=210
T1NCWill LongGastonia, NC80068-68-74=210
T5TXWill ZalatorisPlano, TX40070-73-68=211

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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 tournament 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 pants are required and galleries are able to walk in the fairways behind the players, similar to the Walker Cup. The USCC crowns a Team Champion and Individual Champion and honors them on the perpetual mahogany, gold and crystal USCC Trophy, which sits in The Golf Club of Georgia lobby.

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