UVa Men's Golfers in Fifth Place at U.S. Collegiate

VIRGINIASPORTSDOTCOM Nick McLaughlin
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Nick McLaughlin
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Oct. 19, 2012

Alpharetta, Ga. - The Virginia men's golf team is in fifth place after the opening round of play at the U.S. Collegiate Championship taking place at The Golf Club of Atlanta in Alpharetta, Ga. The Cavaliers shot 7-over 295 and trail tournament-leading USC by six shots.

The 15-team field includes 10 teams currently ranked in the top 25 of the Golfstat rankings.

Freshman Nick McLaughlin led UVa by shooting 1-under 71 to stand in seventh place after the opening 18 holes. Denny McCarthy is 12th after shooting 72 and three Cavaliers, Mac McLaughlin, David Pastore and Ji Soo Park, are tied for 39th at 4-over 76.

Oklahoma State's Talor Gooch leads the field at 4-under 68.

The second round will be played Saturday and the final 18 holes will be contested Sunday. Live scoring is online at Golfstat.com.

U.S. Collegiate Championship
The Golf Club of Georgia
Alpharetta, Ga.
Par-72, 7,017 yards
First Round Results

Team Results
 1. USC                   289
 2. Wake Forest           291
 2. Georgia Tech          291
 4. Oklahoma State        293
 5. Virginia              295
 6. Auburn                297
 6. UCLA                  297
 6. Kent State            297
 6. Washington            297
10. Clemson               301
11. Texas A&M             303
11. East Tennessee State  303
13. Iowa                  304
14. Duke                  305
15. Stanford              306

Individual Leaders 1. Talor Gooch, Oklahoma State 68 2. Steven Ihm, Iowa 69 2. Michael Johnson, Auburn 69 4. Anton Arboleda, UCLA 70 4. Patrick Rodgers, Stanford 70 4. Ollie Schniederjans, Georgia Tech 70

Virginia Results 7. Nick McLaughlin 71 12. Denny McCarthy 72 39. Mac McLaughlin 76 39. David Pastore 76 39. Ji Soo Park 76