Jordan Britt and her teammates defend SoCon Titles at Moss Creek Sunday-Tuesday.
Courtesy: GoMocs.com
Mocs Begin Title Defense Sunday in Hilton Head

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. --- It’s postseason for the Chattanooga golf programs and the Mocs women’s golf team is up first. UTC is the three-time defending champion of the Southern Conference Championship with all three wins coming in the three years the event has been played at Moss Creek Golf Club in Hilton Head, S.C.

The SoCon returns to Moss Creek on Sunday for 54 holes over three days. With Monday and Tuesday in play, the Mocs aren’t defending just one championship. It is also home to the last two individual winners.

Chattanooga native Jordan Britt is the returning medalist. She shot six-over par 222 to win by three over UNCG’s Fanny Cnops. She was runner-up in 2011 to teammate Emma de Groot (2008-11).

The UTC lineup features Britt, sophomores Agathe Sauzon (Valence, France) and Porsche Campbell (Vancouver, Canada), along with freshmen Isabella Loza (Bucaramanga, Colombia) and Emily McLennan (Queensland, Australia). Sauzon was this week’s SoCon Golfer of the Week.

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 SOUTHERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP – APRIL 14-16
TOURNAMENT FIELD
Appalachian State, College of Charleston, CHATTANOOGA, The Citadel, Elon, Furman, UNCG, Samford, Western Carolina, Wofford

TOURNAMENT FIELD – Ranking

Team (As of 4/12)

Golfstat

Golfweek

Furman

68

65

CHATTANOOGA

74

69

College of Charleston

77

78

Elon

88

96

Samford

105

105

UNCG

111

112

Wofford

129

141

Appalachian State

156

159

Western Carolina

168

173

The Citadel

236

240


TOURNAMENT INFO
Dates: April 14-16
Location: Hilton Head, S.C.
Format: 54 Holes (18 per day)
Course: Moss Creek Golf Club (Par 72/5,975 yards)
No. of Teams    10
2012 Champ: CHATTANOOGA (317-303-301=921, +57)
Medalist: JORDAN BRITT, CHATTANOOGA (77-71-74=222, +6)

LINEUP

NAME

OVERALL AVG

SPRING

Emily McLennan

75.96

76.07

Agathe Sauzon

76.13

76.13

Jordan Britt

76.40

77.92

Isabella Loza

77.92

76.87

Porsche Campbell

79.41

79.11

TEAM

304.81

304.87


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 (3 SoCon) with 10 medalists (2 SoCon) under her watch.

LAST TIME OUT
The Mocs ended up 12th at the Web.com Intercollegiate behind a strong performance from Agathe Sauzon. Sauzon tied for eighth at one-over par 217 with rounds of 72, 72 and 73. The team shot 903 for the 54 holes.

UP NEXT
UTC awaits word of NCAA Regional selection. The squad has qualifed every year since it was brought back in 2007-08 including four straight as a team.

NOTES
- Chattanooga is the three-time defending champion of the event. It has won all three times the event has been held at Moss Creek.

- Jordan Britt is the defending medalist. A junior, she was runner-up as a freshman to teammate Emma de Groot (2008-11). Britt’s career scoring average at Moss Creek is 74.00.

- Emily McLennan leads the team in scoring average (75.96). She has been very consistent throughout the season also pacing the Mocs in par 4 scoring (4.26), top 10’s (3), top 5’s (2) and birdies (58). She is also the only student-athlete to count in all 27 teams rounds.

- Sauzon has made quite an impression joining the program in January. She is second to McLennan in scoring average (76.13). Take away her 86 in round two at Briar’s Creek and she is averaging 75.43 shots per 18.  She leads the squad in par 3 scoring (3.17), eagles (0.07), pars (12.07), par or better holes (74.4%) and fewest bogeys (3.53).

- Sauzon owns the season-best totals for the Mocs in pars in a round with Loza (15 - JMU Eagle Landing Inv. & Web.com Int.) and tourney (41 - Web.com Int.).

- Sauzon’s +1 total of 217 at last week’s Web.com Intercollegiate is the Mocs lowest 54-hole total since Christine Wolf’s 209 at the 2011 JMU Eagle Landing Invitational.

- 47 of Sauzon’s 54 holes at the Web.com Intercollegiate were played par or better. She dropped her score vs. Par by 1.05 strokes from 5.58 before the event to 4.53 after.

- Isabella Loza has turned up her game in the spring. She has been the Mocs’ low scorer in three of five events. She is tied for season-high on the team for pars in a round (15 - SunTrust Gator) with Sauzon.

- Porsche Campbell is second to Sauzon in par or better rounds with one in 22 competitive rounds. McLennan and Mette Kryger have one as well in 28 and 25 rounds, respectively.

- Sauzon earned Southern Conference Golfer of the Week honors on April 10 for her play at the Web.com Intercollegiate.

- 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.

- 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.

- Six UTC golfers played the Lady Bulldog Individual Championship Feb. 2 at the University of Georgia Golf Course in Athens. McLennan paced the Mocs tying for fifth with a three-over par 75.

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

- 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.

- 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.

- 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), Sauzon (France), Kryger (Denmark), Loza (Colombia) and McLennan (Australia).

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.
          Twitter
          Facebook
          Audio
          Video
          Enews
          Live Stats
          Mobile
          Rss Feed
advertisement
https://epbfi.com/