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Charlottesville, VA – The 21st-ranked Virginia men’s golf season wraps up its successful fall campaign at one of the premier events in college golf starting this weekend. From Sunday, Oct. 24 to Tuesday, Oct. 26 the Cavaliers will compete in the fifth annual United States Collegiate Championships at The Golf Club of Georgia in Alpharetta, Ga. The event is known as “The Masters of College Golf.”

The USCC is unlike any other collegiate tournament. It features caddies for every player. Competitors are required to wear long pants and fans are allowed to walk behind the players in the fairway, with no gallery ropes, in the style of the U.S. Amateur and Walker Cup. The event is broadcast by Comcast Sports Southeast.

This year’s field includes No. 11 California, Clemson, No. 22 Duke, East Tennessee State, Florida State, Georgia State, No. 14 Georgia Tech, Kent State, South Carolina, USC, No. 16 Texas A&M, No. 1 UCLA, No. 25 Wake Forest and No. 9 Washington.

After being played in the spring the past four seasons, this year’s tournament moves to the fall. Clemson is the defending champion.

Virginia’s lineup will include Ben Kohles, Will Collins, Amory Davis, Bruce Woodall and Mac McLaughlin. Freshman Ben Rusch, who placed second at last week’s Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate at The Ridges will miss the event while competing for Switzerland in the World Amateur Team Championships in Argentina.

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