Georgia takes first-round lead at The Carmel Cup

Georgia junior Lee McCoy

Men's Rankings »

1Casey FernandezSo. Miss.  66.31 
2Tomasz AndersonJ'Ville St  67.12 
3Chase KoepkaUSF-Bulls  67.27 
4Hunter StewartVanderbilt  67.27 
5Maverick McNealyStanford  67.32 

Men's Team Rankings »

1South Florida 68.18 
2Illinois 68.90 
3SE Louisiana 69.66 
4Florida State 69.78 
5Baylor 69.89 

The 2014-15 college season is officially underway and its the Georgia Bulldogs who have taken the first round lead at The Carmel Cup.

The Bulldogs, No. 9 in Golfweek's preseason rankings, shot an 8-under 352 in the play-six-count-five format at Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links.

Leading the way for the Bulldogs was junior Lee McCoy, who shot a 5-under 67. McCoy, who was co-medalist at this year's U.S. Amateur, is tied for the lead with Vanderbilt's Hunter Stewart.

In the eight-team tournament Texas Tech sits in second, three shots back of Georgia. Rounding out the top three is Oklahoma who shot a 1-under 359.

Texas Tech's Clement Sordet and McCoy's teammate Nicholas Reach are tied for second after 4-under 68s.

The 54-hole tournament will continue Saturday at 7:10 a.m. PST.

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