By The Numbers: The Coll. Challenge Cup
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Our Cassie Stein is on the grounds for the Dick's Sporting Goods Collegiate Challenge Cup at The Golf Club of Tennessee. Check out some photos of the course and the players.
KINGSTON SPRINGS, Tenn. – The Dick’s Sporting Goods Collegiate Challenge Cup finished Sunday with the SEC Conference wrapping up "Top Conference" honors in a match-play tournament against the ACC.
On the Sept. 21, Georgia won the team title over Texas A&M as Aggies sophomore Ben Crancer won the medalist honors at The Golf Club of Tennessee during the 54-hole stroke-play event.
Here are some "By The Numbers" from the tournament:
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• 2: Virginia’s Denny McCarthy has started the season with two top-five finishes. He finished T-5 at the Northern Intercollegiate and at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Collegiate Challenge Cup.
• 4: The Southeastern Conference (SEC) was just 4 over during the 54 holes of stroke play when you combine the scores from Georgia (1st), Texas A&M (2nd), Mississippi State (7th), Tennessee (4th) and Vanderbilt (5th).
• 5: Margin of victory for Georgia during stroke play competition. The Bulldogs, No. 11 in the Golfweek preseason rankings, held off the Aggies for their first win of the season. Georgia was also the only team to go undefeated at the tournament: 5-0 in match play Sunday.
• 7: Texas A&M sophomore Ben Crancer ran away with the individual title at the Collegiate Challenge Cup with a 16-under 197 total. He shot a competitive course-record 8-under 63 in the second round. Crancer also set the lowest 54-hole scoring mark in Texas A&M history.
• 11: The number of holes it took Georgia junior Mookie DeMoss to win his match Sept. 22 against Clemson freshman Carson Young. DeMoss won 9&7. He won every hole but Nos. 4 and 10.
• 13: Texas A&M shot a 13-under 271 in the second round, helping his team to a one-shot lead after 36 holes.
• 76: Number of holes it took Mississippi State to close out Boston College, 3 and 2, in match play. Earning victories for the Bulldogs were seniors Chad Ramey and Barrett Edens, and junior T.J. Morgan.
• 150: Mentioned above, the SEC was 4 over for the tournament. The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) was 150 over combined between Clemson (3rd), Virginia (6th), Wake Forest (8th), Duke (9th) and Boston College (10th).