ROCKY FACE, Ga. --- The 19th-ranked Georgia men's golf team remained in contention for the team title with its efforts in the second round of the Carpet Capital Collegiate Championship on Saturday.
At The Farm Golf Club, the Bulldogs fired a second-round 4-under 284 for a two-day total of 14-under 562. However, Georgia surrendered the team lead to Texas, which posted a blistering 22-under 266 to move to 17-under 559. The next-closest teams to the Longhorns (the defending national champions) and the Bulldogs are at 3-under 573.
"It's exciting to be in this position," Georgia coach Chris Haack said. "We have all the respect in the world for Texas, and we're looking forward to Sunday's final round. Our guys are playing with a lot of confidence, and I can tell the experience they got last year is really paying off. We've got a shot, and that's all you can ever ask for as a coach."
Senior T.J. Mitchell fired a 4-under 68 on Saturday to pace the Bulldogs. Freshman Lee McCoy followed with a 1-under 71, while junior Keith Mitchell signed for an even-par 72 and sophomore Nicholas Reach posted a 1-over 73. Junior Joey Garber had the Bulldogs' non-counting score of 3-over 75.
T.J. Mitchell is second in the individual race, one shot behind Texas' Brandon Stone, who posted a 9-under 63 Saturday. McCoy is sixth at 5-under 139, while Garber and Keith Mitchell are at 2-over 146 and Reach is at 6-over 150.
The Bulldogs will tee off on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Live scoring can be found at golfstat.com.