Georgia Tech holds onto lead at Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate
Christo Lamprecht (Georgia Tech Athletics photo)
Christo Lamprecht (Georgia Tech Athletics photo)

Georgia Tech maintained its lead at the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate on Saturday firing a second round 279 (-9), but the footsteps behind the Yellow Jackets are loud and persistent.

At 21-under 555, the Yellow Jackets will take a three-stroke lead into Sunday's final round over the hard-charging Tennessee Volunteers, which shot eight spots up the leaderboard turning in the low round of the day at 16-under 272.

Defending champion Pepperdine is hanging around at 17-under 559, followed by Stanford (-15) and Clemson (-14).

Georgia Tech freshman Hiroshi Tai backed up his opening round 65 with a solid 3-under 69 on Saturday and at 10-under 134, is clinging to a one-stroke lead over Tennessee freshman Caleb Surratt who sits at 9-under (68-67). William Mouw of Pepperdine and Bo Peng of Washington are just three back at 7-under 137.

All four of the Volunteers' counting scores on Saturday were in red numbers. The team's low score of the day belonged to redshirt freshman Lance Simpson, who dialed in a 6-under 66, which was the low round of the day by anyone in the field.

While Surratt moved to within one of the individual lead with a 5-under 67, redshirt junior Bryce Lewis turned in a 3-under 69 while freshman Evan Woosley-Reed fired a 2-under 70 in his collegiate debut.

Georgia Tech didn't exactly come back to the field with a second-round 279 (-9). Christo Lamprecht and Connor Howe matched Tai with rounds of 69, with Lamprecht draining a 60-foot putt from the edge of the 18th green for an eagle to close out his round. Tech also counted an even par 72 from senior Andy Mao.

The final round of the Golf Club of Georgia Intercollegiate will tee off at 9:00 a.m. ET on Sunday.

Results: Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate
1SingaporeHiroshi TaiSingapore80065-69-69=203
2VAKelly ChinnGreat Falls, VA50069-69-66=204
T3MAMichael ThorbjornsenWellesley, MA40068-70-67=205
T3CAWilliam MouwChino, CA40068-69-68=205
T5MORoss SteelmanColumbia, MO40069-70-69=208

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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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