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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

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 29710. Clemson 30111. Texas A&M 30311. East Tennessee State 30313. Iowa 30414. Duke 30515. Stanford 306

Individual Leaders1. Talor Gooch, Oklahoma State 682. Steven Ihm, Iowa 692. Michael Johnson, Auburn 694. Anton Arboleda, UCLA 704. Patrick Rodgers, Stanford 704. Ollie Schniederjans, Georgia Tech 70

Virginia Results 7. Nick McLaughlin 7112. Denny McCarthy 7239. Mac McLaughlin 7639. David Pastore 7639. Ji Soo Park 76

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