Chris Robb won his second collegiate event in the fallís final tourney.
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Chattanooga Menís Golf Fall Wrap-up

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.---The Chattanooga Mocs men's golf team closed out the fall campaign strong after a slow start. Chattanooga ended it with two fourths and a second powered by Chris Robb's (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) win at the Bridgestone Golf Collegiate.

Robb's win was his second as a collegian. He ended the fall leading the squad in several categories including scoring average (71.73). He tallied seven par or better rounds including four in the 60's.

He is ranked No. 49 on Golfstat and No. 53 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance index. He is not alone in the top 100.

Senior Steven Fox (Hendersonville, Tenn.) joins him. The 2012 United States Amateur Champion is No. 80 in Golfweek and No. 87 on Golfstat. He is the 16th-ranked amateur in the world per the R&A's World Amateur Rankings.

Fox is not packing his bag just yet. He is entered in the Western Refining All-America Golf Classic November 18-20 in El Paso, Texas. Fox is representing the U.S., along with Washington's Chris Williams at the 2013 Copa de las Americas at Doral Resort and Spa in Miami January 3-6.

Follow @GoMocsMGLF for updates on the team throughout the winter.

2012 FALL SEASON WRAP-UP

FALL TOURNEY RECAP
7th of 15 at Carpet Capital Collegiate
15th of 15 at PING/Golfweek Preview
4th of 15 at Brickyard Collegiate
4th of 16 at AutoTrader.com Collegiate
2nd of 13 at Bridgestone Golf Collegiate

SPRING TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
Feb. 22-24 at Redstone Collegiate Championship
March 11-12 at Auburn Tiger Shootout
March 22-24 at Furman Intercollegiate
April 1-2 at Reunion Intercollegiate
April 6-7 at Irish Creek Intercollegiate
April 21-23 at SoCon Championship
May 16-18 at NCAA Regional
May 28-June 2 at NCAA Championship (Alpharetta, Ga.)

LINEUP

NAME

OVERALL AVG

SPRING

Chris Robb

71.73

N/A

Steven Fox

72.33

N/A

Liam Johnston

73.47

N/A

Benni Weilguni

75.00

N/A

Michael Monroe

75.11

N/A

TEAM

292.13

N/A

HEAD COACH
MARK GUHNE (Chattanooga '84) is in his eighth year as a head coach, all at Chattanooga.  The Mocs have won 16 team titles under his watch, including four SoCon titles and one NCAA Regional. He has been named SoCon Coach of the Year four times (2006, 2007, 2008 & 2012) and PING East Region Coach of the Year once (2009).  He has coached 13 medalists and one U.S. Amateur Champ (2012 - Steven Fox).

LAST TIME OUT
Chris Robb (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) won his second collegiate title leading the Mocs to a second-place finish at the Bridgestone Golf Collegiate. Robb shot -9 (72-66-69) to win by one over Axel Boasson of Mississippi State. MSU topped UTC by four for the team crown. Bridgestone Golf Collegiate

UP NEXT
The Mocs return to the course February 22-24 at the Redstone Collegiate Championship in Humble, Texas.

NOTES
 - The Mocs bounced back from a slow start to the fall finishing fourth twice and closing as runner-up at the Bridgestone Golf Collegiate.

 - The team posted three par or better rounds in 15 total. The final round 277 (-11) at the Brickyard is tied for the sixth lowest competitive round in school history. It is also tied for the second lowest score outside of Chattanooga behind the -15 273 at the 2009 Administaff ASU Invitational at Forest Hills Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. Robb, Michael Monroe (Franklin, Tenn.) and Benni Weilguni (Langenlois, Austria) carded three-under par 69s, while Liam Johnston (Dumfries, Scotland) added a 70.

 - Steven Fox (Hendersonville, Tenn.) is No. 16 in the world according to the R&A World Amateur Rankings (11/4/12). He represents the United States at the 2013 Copa de las Americas January 3-6 at Doral Resort and Spa in Miami, Fla.

 - Fox is entered in the Western Refining All-America Golf Classic November 18-20 at El Paso Country Club in El Paso, Texas. The 54-hole event features a field of last year's Division I All-Americans (limit to per team) along with Fox and DII Player of the Year Ben Taylor (Nova Southeastern). There are 23 total players teeing off in this year's tourney. Jonathan Hodge (2006-09) is the only other Mocs student-athlete to play in the event.

 - Chattanooga has two top 100 performers. Robb is No. 49 and Fox No. 87 on Golfstat. The Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index has Robb at No. 53 and Fox 80th.

 - Robb was dominant in his win at the Bridgestone Golf Collegiate. It was his second collegiate iwn and interestingly enough included the same three scores for the same winning total, nine-under par 207 (72-66-69). He fired rounds of 66, 69 and 72 winning the 2010 Springhill Suites Collegiate, his second career start.

 - Had a career-high three eagles and 12 birdies at the Bridgestone. He tied his career-best round of 66 on his second 18.

 - Robb leads the Mocs in stroke average (71.73), birdies (3.20), fewest others (0.27), par or better rounds (46.7%), Par 4 Scoring (4.11) and Par 5 Scoring (4.59).

 - Fox leads his squad in pars with 149, 12.42 per round, fewest bogeys (2.83) and par or better holes (82.4%).

 - Fox was near flawless in his runner-up finish at the AutoTrader.com Collegiate. He recorded a career-high 45 pars while also making five birdies playing 50 of 54 holes par or better with just four bogeys.

 - Monroe is the team leader in Par 3 Scoring (2.97) at minus one for the fall.

 - Weilguni leads in eagles per round (0.33) with three total.

 - As a team, UTC is -54 on the par fives (4.59).

- Fox recorded his 1200th career par at the Bridgestone. He now has 1223 to go with 328 birdies. He's posted 36 rounds with four or more birdies (3 in 2012-13), 54 with 12 or more pars (8), 14 in the 60's (1) and 41 par or better (5). He has six top fives (1) and 11 total top 10's (2).

 - Robb has 31 career cards with four or more birdies (8) tallied, 29 with 12 or more pars (7), nine in the 60's (4) and 24 par or better (7). He has three top 10's each time finishing in the top five including his two wins. He has 10 eagles, 228 birdies and 868 pars in his two-plus years.

 - Johnston is six birdies short of 100 and 40 birdies shy of 500 for his career. He has seven career rounds of four or more birdies (3), 16 with 12 or more pars (7) and eight par or better (4). He has one top 10 (2011 SoCon Champ.).

 - Monroe saw his first action of his collegiate career, while Weilguni made his season debut at the AutoTrader.com Collegiate. They acquitted themselves well tying for 22nd shooting two-over par 218 over their 54 holes.

 -  U.S. Amateur Champion Steven Fox missed out on the Brickyard Collegiate. He spent that weekend representing the United States at the 2012 World Amateur Team Championship in Antalya, Turkey. Fox is joined on the team by Chris Williams (Washington) and Justin Thomas (Alabama) with Jim Vernon serving as captain. The event was shortened to 54 holes due to weather but it did not slow down the American squad. The USA trio set a 54-hole record shooting 24-under par 404. Fox finished tied for 10th in a field of 214 firing 71, 68, 69 for a six-under par 208.

- The opening two events (Carpet Capital Collegiate & PING/Golfweek Preview) were two of the toughest fields in collegiate golf this season. Both featured last year's NCAA Championship Finalists, Texas and Alabama. The Preview had 14 of 15 teams ranked in Golfweek's preseason top 25 including UTC at No. 24.

 - Wins at the Carpet Capital included three teams ranked in the top 12 at the end of the previous season. Auburn (by 15 strokes) was No. 8 in 2011-12, while North Florida (4) was No. 10 and Georgia Tech (9) 11th. The Mocs went 3-3 against the SEC, beating the Tigers, Tennessee and South Carolina, and 2-2 against the ACC topping Tech and North Carolina.

 - Beat then-No. 7 Georgia at the AutoTrader.com Collegiate.

 - The Mocs return four of five starters from last year's NCAA Bowling Green Regional Champion along with two letterwinners and three strong freshmen from the state of Tennessee. Fox headlines the group that includes senior Ratliff, juniors Davis Bunn (Knoxville, Tenn.), Robb and Benni Weilguni (Langenlois, Austria) and sophomore Johnston. First team All-American and four-time PING All-East Region performer Stephan Jaeger (Munich, Germany) graduated.

 - Jaeger, Hodge and Bryce Ledford (Ooltewah, Tenn.) all advanced to PGA Tour Q School 2nd Stage recently. Jaeger and Ledford will vie to reach the final stage from Plantation Preserve Golf Course and Club (Plantation, Fla.), while Hodge is on Redstone Golf Club Members Course (Humble, Texas). Both sites are 72 holes and played November 13-16.

 - Fox had the big win of the 2012 summer circuit for the Mocs, but he was not alone. Johnston and Robb each won in their native Scotland. Johnston captured the Tennant Cup at Glasgow Gailes and Killermont in June. He shot 68-62 over the final 36 holes for a one-shot win. Robb won the North East Open at Newmachar Golf Club. He shot six-under to win by five over former Walker Cupper Graham Gordon.

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