The 2011 NCAA men's golf championship is underway at Stillwater, Oklahoma's Karsten Creek Golf Club, with local representation all over the leaderboard after Round 1. Well, the top of it anyway. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at 7-under hold the top spot over the UCLA Bruins by three strokes. Close behind, the Georgia Bulldogs are tied for sixth with the Illinois Fighting Illini and Ohio St. Buckeyes at 3-over, followed by defending national champion Augusta State at 9-over and the Kennesaw St. Owls at 10-over.
Among individual players, Tech's James White leads at 5-under, with Paul Haley joining him in the top five and tied with UGA's Harris English at 2-under. Augusta State's Patrick Reed is tied for third at 3-under.
The Peach State has become quite the college golf hotbed. In addition to Augusta State's 2010 triumph, Georgia won a pair of national titles in the past 12 years and Tech posting an individual title thanks to Troy Matteson in 2002.
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