April 17, 2014 NORTH AUGUSTA, SC-- The CSRA has another major championship. It's just a different type of golf.
The Disc Golf Collegiate Championships are back in Augusta. With more teams and more players looking to win a national title.
From humble beginnings, disc golf has grown, especially in the college ranks. This is the eighth year of the collegiate championships, and in that time, the tournament has jumped from six teams to 96 teams.
Augusta has become the proving ground for schools from across the country, and there's no reason to believe it's done growing.
"I think the growth is exponential. I don't know how fast it's growing. What we want to do is do a good enough job where we are always the championship they are looking for," CDGC Chairman Ameritus Pete May said.
"It's amazing to be out here with so many different schools. People from across the country coming out here. Being a freshman and experiencing all of this, taking it in. It's just...I'm so glad to have this opportunity," GRU Augusta golfer Dylan Rose said.
The tournament runs through Saturday. The field has already been whittled down to the top 40 teams. Currently, GRU Augusta is in second place, four shots back of Colorado State. USC Aiken is in 31st place at -26
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