ALPHARETTA, Ga. --- Paced by tournament leader Chris Kirk, the No. 1-ranked Georgia men’s golf team is in third place after one round of the United States Collegiate Championship taking place at the Golf Club of Georgia.
On Monday, the Bulldogs posted a team score of 8-over-par 296 on the club’s Lakeside Course. Georgia is tied with Wake Forest and is four shots behind co-leaders Clemson and Georgia Tech.
Kirk, a senior from Woodstock, led the Bulldogs in the first round as he fired a 2-under 70. Kirk is tied with Clemson’s Tanner Ervin, and they have a 1-stroke advantage over four golfers.
"I played pretty solid," Kirk said. "I didn't hit too many bad shots. And when I did hit a good wedge in there, I pretty much made the putt for birdie. These greens are so firm and fast, you really have to pay attention out here. They were really quick, but I felt great with my speed all day."
Senior Brendon Todd is 13th after carding a 1-over 73. Freshman Hudson Swafford signed for a 2-over 74 and he is 22nd, followed by sophomores Brian Harman and Adam Mitchell in 56th at 7-over 79.
The 54-hole tournament will continue on Tuesday and will conclude on Wednesday. Live scoring is available at golfstat.com. Georgia’s players will start teeing off shortly after 9 a.m.