PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. --- The Chattanooga Mocs men's golf team shot a consistent six-over par 290 to finish the NCAA Championship at 32-over 884. UTC finished 18th in the 30-team field.
Stephan Jaeger (Munich, Germany) and Steven Fox (Hendersonville, Tenn.) tied for the low round of the day for the Mocs with a one-under par 70. The duo did it different fashion. Jaeger's included two birdies and 15 pars, while Fox posted five birdies.
The 70's are a new low for NCAA Championship play. The previous best was even-par 71's by Ben Rickett and Fredrick Qvicker in 2009, along with Liam Johnston (Dumfries, Scotland) in round one this year. Fox's five birdies today also tied a school record in the finals. It ties Rickett and Johnston as well.
Jaeger led the Mocs with a six-over par 219. He bounced back from an opening 76 with rounds of 73 and 70. Fox ended up two shots behind him at 221 (76-75-70).
Chris Robb (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) shot 223 in his first finals action with cards of 76, 72 and 75. Davis Bunn (Knoxville, Tenn.) ended at 226 (76-75-75), while Johnston wound up with a 228 (71-80-77).
Chattanooga finished three shots behind No. 23 Georgia at 881. It beat No. 9 Stanford and No. 20 UCF by one and No. 16 Virginia and No. 25 Iowa by four.
This closes out a championship year for the Mocs. UTC won the Southern Conference Championship for the fifth time and captured its first NCAA Regional title in Bowling Green, Ky. Jaeger tied a school record with three wins including the NCAA Bowling Green Regional, SoCon Championship and Golfweek Conference Challenge. He became the first student-athlete ever to win three SoCon Golfer of the Year awards.GoMocs.com is the official website of the Chattanooga Mocs. The Mocs can also be followed on their official Facebook page, www.facebook.com/ChattanoogaMocs, or on Twitter, www.twitter.com/GoMocs. Find out how to join the UTC Mocs Club and support more than 300 student-athletes by clicking here.