UVa Men's Golfers Enter Final Round of U.S. Collegiate in Sixth Place

Nick McLaughlin

Nick McLaughlin

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
Alpharetta, Ga.
Par-72, 7,017 yards
Second Round Results

Team 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

Virginia Results 3. Ben Rusch 66-74-140 13. Denny McCarthy 72-70-142 34. Nick McLaughlin 75-71-146 51. Derek Bard 74-75-149 72. Ji Soo Park 73-81-154