We've got our first big move of the second round at the 2010 USGA Men's State Team Championship. Georgia, bidding to win its first title and join Pennsylvania and Minnesota as the only states to have won both the Men's and Women's competitions, is three under par through nine holes and has a one-shot lead over Washington. David Noll Jr. obviously loves the second nine at Mayacama Golf Club as he has posted his second consecutive 3-under 32 on the inward side. On Tuesday, he struggled to a 42 on the outward nine. Adam Cooper is even par through nine and Doug Hanzel, who carded a 68 on Tuesday, is three over.
But the outward nine at Mayacama has proven to be the more challenging side. So Georgia still has nine tough holes remaining in round two.
Don't count out Rhode Island either. The Ocean State is two under through nine holes as both Garrett Medeiros and Bobby Leopold turned in 34. They also started on No. 10. Rhode Island finished in a tie for fourth last year, its best-ever showing at the Men's State Team Championship. -- David Shefter