Georgia Tech holds the tournament lead after turning in a team total of four-under-par 284. Georgia's Nick Cassini and Matt Jones of Arizona State share the individual lead as they each finished today's opening round at four-under-par 68.
Junior Cody Beyer paced the Wildcats with an opening round of 72 (E) and is tied for 14th place. Sophomore Ricky Barnes carded an opening round of 74 (+2) to earn a share of 27th place. Sophomore Reid Hatley, ranked No. 41 in the latest edition of the MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings, finished today's round tied for 33rd at three-over-par 75.
Also scoring for Arizona were freshman Chris Nallen and junior Ben Clark. Nallen sits tied for 46th place at six-over-par 78, while Clark is one stroke back in 49th.
Tournament action continues tomorrow and wraps up with Sunday's third round.