Collegiate Invitational Hosted by Georgia Tech

Congratulations to our 2017 Collegiate Invitational Champions...Oklahoma State!

The Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate Invitational, formerly called the United States Collegiate Championship, is played at The Golf Club of Georgia, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets home club, on the 7,017-yard, par 72 Lakeside Course.

The field is traditionally one of the strongest in college golf. In 2017, 13 of the 15 participating teams were ranked in the Golfstat Top 50. Four of those were ranked among the top 10, with five others in the top 25. Six of the teams in the field had combined to win 10 tournaments in the fall season. Twenty-four of the nation's top 100 players, as ranked by Golfstat, were in the field.

The 2017 field, in alphabetical order with Golfstat ranking (October 20, 2017) – Clemson (16), Duke (30), East Tennessee State (97), Florida State (23), Georgia Tech (4), Oklahoma (5), Oklahoma State (3), Stanford (15), Texas (31), Texas A&M (2), TCU (43), UCLA (22), UNLV (39), Virginia (84), Wake Forest (11).

Click here to view a year-by-year history of the Collegiate invitational Hosted by Georgia Tech.

2017 Team Leaderboard

Third-ranked Oklahoma State, which started the day in fifth place, overtook 36-hole leader Wake Forest with a 14-under-par round of 274, finishing with a tournament total of 837 (-27), one stroke shy of the tournament record of 836 set by Georgia Tech in 2010. The Cowboys, who became the fourth team to win the event twice, went 4-under-par over the final two holes and outlasted defending co-champion Texas, which shot 6-under-par 282 Sunday and finished at 840 (-24).

The Demon Deacons, ranked 11th, got to 29-under-par on the back nine and held a five-stroke lead at one point before faltering on the closing holes, going 7-over-par on the last three holes to drop into third place. They finished at 840 (-22).

The Yellow Jackets tied No. 22 UCLA for fourth at 846 (-18), followed by No. 15 Stanford and No. 16 at 848 (-16).

2017 Individual Leaderboard

All-American Doug Ghim of Texas closed with a 70 to finish 54 holes at 13-under-par 203 and capture a one-stroke victory over Oklahoma State freshman Matthew Wolff, who carded a final-round 67 for a tournament score of 204 (-12). Duke's Alex Smalley finished third at 11-under 205, and Wake Forest's Will Zalatoris was fourth at 10-under 206.

Zach Bauchou of Oklahoma State and Brad Dalke of Oklahoma tied for fifth at 8-under 208, while Tyler and Jacob Joiner from Georgia Tech finished in a group of five players tied for seventh at 6-under 210.

Thank you to all that came out to support collegiate golf!

Tech's Golf Club of Georgia Invitational History

Georgia Tech has won the USCC twice in its 10-year history, in 2010 and 2012. Clemson, Oklahoma State and Texas are the only other multiple winners, with the Tigers having captured the inaugural title in 2006 and again in 2009, and the Longhorns winning on 2014 and sharing the title with Virginia last year. James White, who set tournament records for 18-hole score (62) and 54-hole score (204, broken in 2014), won medalist honors in 2010, while Ollie Schniederjans won it in 2013 for Tech's only individual titles.

Stay tuned for 2018 Collegiate Invitational dates!

What Coaches Are Saying About the 2017 Collegiate Invitational

"A first class event at a facility that has improved so much in the years we have attended. Great family atmosphere and 36 holes that are very playable and challenging."

– Jerry Haas, Wake Forest Head Men's Golf Coach

"College golf is better because if your generosity. We had a great time!"

-Larry Penley, Clemson Head Men's Golf Coach

"The course was conditioned superbly for a championship test of golf for future PGA Tour stars and your practice area is one of the best we have ever seen."

-Dwaine Knight, UNLV Head Men's Golf Coach

"The event is one of the best we play in all year and your staff at the club could not have could not have made us feel more welcome. The course was also in awesome condition."

-Conrad Ray. Stanford Men's Golf

"I left feeling honored and privileged to be part of such an incredible event. The course is fantastic and a wonderful test of golf. Thanks to your staff and especially your members for hosting such a memorable event."

-J.T. Higgins, Texas A&M Men's Golf Coach

"On behalf of the Virginia golf team, I'd like to thank you for hosting the best event in college golf. The Golf Club of Georgia is one of the most fun, exciting and professional events in all of golf."

-Bowen Sargeant, UVA Head Golf Coach