Oct. 18, 2013
Alpharetta, Ga. - The 14th-ranked Virginia men's golf team is tied for third place after the opening 18 holes of play at the U.S. Collegiate Championship taking place at The Golf Club of Georgia in Alpharetta. The Cavaliers shot 3-under 285 and are tied with third-ranked Texas A&M. Georgia Tech, ranked No. 2, leads the 15-team field on its home course with a first round score of 9-under 279. Fifth-ranked Oklahoma State is second at 284.
Virginia was led by senior Ben Rusch who shared the first-round lead after shooting 6-under 66. The 2012 ACC individual champion, Rusch opened his round with an eagle and added four more birdies during his day of bogey-free play. Georgia Tech's Ollie Schniederjans shares the lead with Rusch.
UVa's other first-day scores featured a 72 by Denny McCarthy, a 73 by Ji Soo Park, a 74 by Derek Bard and a 75 by Nick McLaughlin. McCarthy is in 25th place while Park is 35th, Bard is 43rd and McLaughlin is 75th.
The U.S. Collegiate is considered one of the top fall tournaments on the college circuit. This year's 15-team field includes 13 teams ranked in the current Golfstat top-50 standings.
The second round of the tournament will include a live webcast starting at 3 p.m. EDT. The webcast can be found at www.TheUSCC.org. The 54-hole tournament runs through Sunday.
Paired with Auburn and Iowa, Virginia will start its third round of play at 12:20 p.m. Live scoring is online at Golfstat.com.
U.S. Collegiate Championship
The Golf Club of Georgia
Par-72, 7,017 yards
First Round Results
1. Georgia Tech 279
2. Oklahoma State 284
3. Virginia 285
3. Texas A&M 285
5. Wake Forest 286
5. UCLA 286
7. Iowa 287
8. Stanford 288
9. USC 290
10. Duke 291
11. Washington 294
11. East Tennessee St. 294
13. Kent State 296
14. Auburn 297
15. Clemson 299
Individual Leaders 1. Ben Rusch, Virginia 66 1. Ollie Schniederjans, Georgia Tech 66 3. David Boote, Stanford 69 3. Ben Crancer, Texas A&M 69 3. Jordan Niebrugge, Oklahoma State 69 3. Rhys Pugh, East Tenn State 69 3. Ian Vandersee, Iowa 69 3. Cameron Wilson, Stanford 69 3. Motin Yeung, Duke 69
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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