Texas holds slim lead over Virginia at U.S. Collegiate
Denny McCarthy
Denny McCarthy

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 Golf Club of 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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