Marion Duvernay leads the Mocs in their fourth straight appearance in the event.
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UTC Faces Top Field at SunTrust Gator Women’s Invite

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. --- The Chattanooga Mocs Spring Break visit to the state of Florida concludes this weekend with the SunTrust Gator Women's Invitational. It is the fourth consecutive appearance in the tourney for the Mocs.

The event opens Friday, March 15, with 18 holes played per day through Sunday, March 17. It is played on the par 70, 6,074-yard Mark Bostick Course at the University of Florida.

UTC is one of 15 teams in the field which includes some of the top teams from around the country. There are three top five, four top 10 and seven top 25 teams visiting Gainesville this season. In fact, all 15 teams squaring off this weekend are ranked in the top 100 on Golfstat and Golfweek.

The UTC lineup features junior Marion Duvernay (Publier, France), sophomores Agathe Sauzon (Valence, France) and Mette Kryger (Nivaa, Denmark), along with freshmen Isabella Loza (Bucaramanga, Colombia) and Emily McLennan (Queensland, Australia). Junior Jordan Britt (Chattanooga, Tenn.) and sophomore Porsche Campbell (Vancouver, Canada) are playing as individuals.

The Mocs tee off of No. 1 Friday beginning at 10:30 a.m., paired with Mississippi State and FIU. Live scoring is linked above and on the women's golf schedule page on GoMocs.com. Follow @UTCmocsGolf on Twitter for updates from the course.

2013 SUNTRUST GATOR WOMEN'S INVITATIONAL - MARCH 15-17

TOURNAMENT FIELD

Alabama, Baylor, CHATTANOOGA, FIU, Florida, Florida State, Kent State, Miami (Fla.), Mississippi State, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, San Diego State, USF, Virginia

TOURNAMENT FIELD - Ranking

Team (As of 3/13)

Golfstat

Golfweek

Alabama

3

4

Oklahoma

4

3

Florida

5

7

North Carolina

6

5

Virginia

15

16

Baylor

18

20

Oklahoma State

21

24

FIU

42

50

Florida State

49

42

Miami (Fla.)

55

54

Mississippi State

61

65

CHATTANOOGA

69

71

San Diego State

70

73

Kent State

83

81

USF

99

89

TOURNAMENT INFO

Dates: March 15-17

Location: Gainesville, Fla.

Format: 54 Holes (18 per day)

Course: Mark Bostick Golf Course (Par 70/6,074 yards)

No. of Teams: 15

2012 Champ: Florida (864, +24)

Medalist: Maria Salinas, FSU (68-72-66=206, -4)

LINEUP

NAME

OVERALL AVG

SPRING

Marion Duvernay

75.58

75.29

Emily McLennan

75.63

75.14

Agathe Sauzon

76.17

76.17

Isabella Loza

78.31

77.71

Mette Kryger

79.26

77.00

Jordan Britt (Ind.)

76.00

78.29

Porsche Campbell (Ind.)

79.58

79.43

TEAM

304.33

305.67

HEAD COACH

COLETTE MURRAY (Jacksonville State '04) is in her sixth year as a head coach, all at Chattanooga.  The Mocs have 13 won team titles with 10 medalists under her watch.

LAST TIME OUT

Chattanooga tied for fifth at the JMU Eagle Landing Invitational. Emily McLennan tied for ninth at 221 with rounds of 71, 74 and 76. Marion Duvernay tied for seventh as an individual with a four-over par 220.

UP NEXT

UTC heads to Johns Isle, S.C., for the Briar's Creek Invitational hosted by College of Charleston. The event is March 25-26.

NOTES

- The SunTrust Gator Women's Invitational is the second of tournaments the Mocs return to this spring (JMU Eagle Landing Invitational). It's the fourth straight year UTC is in the Gator (5th overall). Emma de Groot (2008-11) won the event shooting plus two, 212, in 2010.

- Emily McLennan was named Southern Conference Golfer of the Week after her third top 10 of 2012-13. She tied for ninth at the JMU Eagle Landing Invitational shooting rounds of 71, 74 and 76 for a five-over par total of 221. It is her season-low 54-hole score.

- Agathe Sauzon tied for 13th in just her second collegiate event shooting six over 222 (76-73-73) at the JMU Eagle Landing Invitational. She tied the season high with 38 pars for the event while her 15 in the final round is a season best.

- Duvernay played as an individual at the JMU Eagle Landing and turned in the Mocs top finish. She tied for seventh bouncing back from opening round 78 with cards of 70 and 72 for a four-over par 220.

- Duvernay's 12 birdies is her second-best total of 20123-13 behind 15 at the Lady Paladin Invitational.

- Jordan Britt posted her 800th career par in the second round at JMU Eagle Landing Invite. She now has 815 to go with two eagles and 159 birdies.

- Duvernay leads the team in stroke average (75.58), birdies (53) and par or better rounds (6).

- Sauzon paces the squad in pars per round (12.33), fewest bogey per round (3.67) and par 3 scoring (3.13).

- Britt is the team leader in par 4 scoring (4.24), eagles (tied, 0.08) and fewest others (0.56/rd).

- McLennan is first in Counters (100%) and par 5 scoring (4.99).

- Kryger is tied with Britt for the team lead in eagles (1).

- Six UTC golfers played the Lady Bulldog Individual Championship Feb. 2 at the University of Georgia Golf Course in Athens. Emily McLennan led the way tying for fifth with a three-over par 75. Duvernay missed the top 10 by a stroke tying for 12th at 78.

- Sauzon is a sophomore transfer from France. Sauzon comes to the Scenic City from Universite Claude Bernard in Lyon.

- Duvernay became the fifth Chattanooga golfer to win medalist honors. de Groot won a school-record six times with one each for Jordan Britt, Wolf and Kelly Brotherton.

- Duvernay set a career-high with seven birdies in round one at the Lady Paladin which is the most by a Moc since eight by Wolf in the second round at the 2011 JMU Eagle Landing Invitational. Duvernay also registered a career-high 15 birdies for the event.

- Three Mocs finished in the top five at the Lady Paladin Invitational with Britt tied for second, two behind Duvernay. McLennan tied for fourth, one back of Britt.

- It was the fourth career top 10 (2nd in 2012-13) for Duvernay. It was her first win but third top five. Britt had her second runner-up finish and fourth top 10 (3 top 5's). McLennan posted her first collegiate top 10.

- Porsche Campbell opened her UTC career with a level-par round of 72 at the Wild Eggs Cardinal Cup playing as an individual. It included a team-best five birdies.

- Duvernay's 219 (+3) tied her low 54-hole total. It matched her score in the season opening Wild Eggs Cardinal Cup where she finished tied for fourth.

- Former Mocs standout Christine Wolf (2008-11) earned partial status on the Ladies European Tour and full card on the LET Access Tour for 2013.

- Former SoCon Golfer of the Year Emma de Groot (2008-11) finished second in the Club Car series on the Australian Ladies Professional Golf Tour. She posted her first win (Antill Park Ladies Pro Am) along with two other top 10 finishes including runner-up at the Mount Broughton Classic. She plans to return to the U.S, for the Symetra Tour this summer.

- The 2011-12 Chattanooga Mocs women's golf team again ranked among the nation's smartest. UTC was No. 21 overall and No. 10 among NCAA Division I programs according to the National Golf Coaches Association. The Mocs had a combined grade point average of 3.621 for the academic year. That total was just a tick off of 2010-11's 3.649 that ranked 20th overall and 13th in Division I. Maju Loza and Kryger paced the academic effort with perfect 4.0 GPA's for the year. Loza majors in Mechanical Engineering, while Kryger studies are in Communications.

- Duvernay just missed the top 10 at the European Amateur shooting a level-par total of 284. She shot rounds of 67, 70, 73 and 74 at Diners Golf and Country Club in Ljubljana, Slovenia. It was her top summer finish against a strong field.

- Kryger had a very active summer schedule. Her best finish came in her home country of Denmark. She ended up third at the Danish International Ladies Championship in Silkeborg Golf Club. Kryger was a semifinalist at the Danish Ladies Match Play.

- McLennan won three times with 14 other top 10s since 2010 playing in junior, women's amateur and pro events. She was the 2010 and 2011 Tasmanian Girls Masters Champ as well as the 2010 New Caledonia Open (pro event) winner. She went to the same golf academy in Australia as PGA Tour golfer Jason Day.

- Loza is a freshman following in the footsteps of her sister Maria Juliana who just completed her four-year career in May. She owns wins on two continents. She won the 2011 Colombia National Championship and AJGA Preseason Junior at the Bridges. She also qualified for the 2011 U.S. Women's Amateur.

- Campbell is a three-time junior winner in Canada. She competed in four events for the University of British Columbia (NAIA) in 2009-10.

- The six Mocs come from six different countries: Britt (USA), Campbell (Canada), Duvernay (France), Kryger (Denmark), Loza (Colombia) and McLennan (Australia).

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