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.