Oct. 19, 2013
Alpharetta, Ga. - The 14th-ranked Virginia men's golf team is in sixth place after the second round of play at the U.S. Collegiate Championship taking place at The Golf Club of Georgia in Alpharetta. The Cavaliers shot 2-over 290 during Saturday's play and enter the final round with a two-day total of 1-under 575. Oklahoma State leads the 15-team field at 565, one shot ahead of Georgia Tech.
Senior Ben Rusch continues to lead the Cavaliers. He shot 2-over 74 Saturday to end the round tied for third overall at 4-under 140. Rusch shared the first round lead after starting play with a 6-under 66. Denny McCarthy is in 13th place at 2-under 142 after shooting 70 during the second round.
Nick McLaughlin carded a score of 1-under 71 and moved up to 34th place at 2-over 146. Derek Bard is 51st at 149 and Ji Soo Park is 72nd at 154. Bard shot 75 Saturday while Park finished the day with an 81.
Georgia Tech's Ollie Schniederjans leads the field at 9-under 135 while Oklahoma State's Jordan Niebrugge is second at 139.
The final round of the tournament includes a live webcast starting at 3 p.m. EDT. The webcast can be found at www.TheUSCC.org. Virginia will play with Wake Forest and Iowa during the final round. Those teams will tee off starting at 11 a.m.
The tournament features 10 of the top 25 ranked teams in the nation. It is UVa's final event of the fall season.
U.S. Collegiate Championship
The Golf Club of Georgia
Par-72, 7,017 yards
Second Round Results
1. Oklahoma State 284-281-565
2. Georgia Tech 279-287-566
3. UCLA 286-287-573
4. Iowa 287-287-574
4. Wake Forest 286-288-574
6. Virginia 285-290-575
7. Stanford 288-288-576
8. Texas A&M 285-292-577
9. USC 290-289-579
10. Washington 294-287-581
11. Auburn 297-285-582
12. East Tennessee St. 294-290-584
13. Duke 291-297-588
14. Kent State 296-295-591
15. Clemson 299-293-592
Individual Leaders 1. Ollie Schniederjans, Georgia Tech 66-69-135 2. Jordan Niebrugge, Oklahoma State 69-70-139 3. Anders Albertson, Georgia Tech 70-70-140 3. Cameron Wilson, Stanford 69-71-140 3. Ian Davis, Oklahoma State 71-69-140 3. Rhys Pugh, East Tenn State 69-71-140 3. Ben Rusch, Virginia 66-74-140 3. Brian Bullington, Iowa 70-70-140
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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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