The seventh-seeded Jaguars are tied for seventh with top-seeded Georgia and Georgia State.
Regional host Central Florida took the lead after opening with 16-under 268. Arizona posted a 270 and is second, followed by third-seeded South Carolina and Charlotte in a tie for third at 273.
Augusta State is one of 14 teams competing in the 54-hole event at Red Tail Golf Club. The top five squads will advance to the NCAA Division I Championships.
Senior Adam Mitchell paced the Bulldogs in the first round with 3-under-par 68, including five birdies on the back nine. He is tied for 10th in the individual race, five shots behind Arizona's Tarquin MacManus (63).
Augusta State sophomore Henrik Norlander paced the Jags with 2-under 69 and is tied for 14th. Senior Janne Kaske, sophomore Carter Newman and freshman Taylor Floyd posted rounds of even-par 71 and are tied for 30th. Junior Jake Amos shot 72 and is tied for 45th.
Amos will tee off at 10:10 a.m. today, followed by Floyd at 10:20, Newman at 10:30, Kaske at 10:40 and Norlander at 10:50.
In other action, Clemson is in seventh place in the Northeast Regional after shooting 26-over 310 in the first round at Galloway National Golf Club in Galloway, N.J. The Tigers are 14 shots off the lead, held by Tennessee.
Clemson junior Kyle Stanley is tied for second with Wake Forest's Lee Bedford. They shot 1-over 72 and trail Tennessee's Darren Renwick by a stroke.
In the Central Regional, Cameron Tringale fired 3-under-par 69 in the first round to help Georgia Tech end the day tied with UCLA for second place.
The second-seeded Yellow Jackets trail Washington by 10 shots at the Club at Olde Stone in Bowling Green, Ky.