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Emily McLennan leads the Chattanooga squad in scoring average (75.59).
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Mocs Square Off in Solid Field at Briarís Creek Invite

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. --- The Chattanooga Mocs women’s golf team is back in action to open the week at the Briar’s Creek Invitational. The 54-hole, two-day event is played at the Briar’s Creek Golf Club in Johns Isle, S.C.

It starts with 36 holes on Monday, March 25, and ends with a final 18 on Tuesday the 26th. The UTC lineup features junior Jordan Britt (Chattanooga, Tenn.), sophomores Agathe Sauzon (Valence, France) and Mette Kryger (Nivaa, Denmark), along with freshmen Isabella Loza (Bucaramanga, Colombia) and Emily McLennan (Queensland, Australia).

McLennan leads the Mocs with a 75.59 stroke average. She has dropped that mark to 75.22 during the spring semester which ranks just ahead of mid-season enrollee Sauzon at 75.67. Loza is also averaging 75.67 during the spring slate.

UTC is one of 18 teams in the field which includes some of the top teams from around the country. No. 23 Notre Dame headlines the event that includes a total of seven top 50 programs. Seventeen of the 18 are ranked among the top 90 in the nation.

The tourney opens with 36 holes on Monday, March 25, with the Mocs paired with Georgetown and USF. The Chattanooga five start on holes 15, 16 and 17. 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 BRIAR’S CREEK INVITATIONAL – MARCH 25-26
TOURNAMENT FIELD
Augusta State, Campbell, Central Florida, Coastal Carolina, College of Charleston, CHATTANOOGA, East Carolina, Furman, Georgetown, Indiana, Kansas, Kansas State, Maryland, Mississippi State, Notre Dame, Penn State, South Florida, Wisconsin

TOURNAMENT FIELD – Ranking

Team (As of 3/20)

Golfstat

Golfweek

Notre Dame

23

23

Penn State

27

31

Campbell

35

34

UCF

40

41

East Carolina

45

53

Wisconsin

46

56

Mississippi State

48

60

Coastal Carolina

56

54

Indiana

57

57

Maryland

66

64

CHATTANOOGA

67

69

Furman

70

67

Kansas State

72

75

Kansas

73

71

Augusta State

75

74

College of Charleston

80

80

South Florida

104

90

Georgetown

165

163

TOURNAMENT INFO
Dates: March 25-26
Location: Johns Isle, S.C.
Format: 54 Holes (36/18)
Course: Briar’s Creek Golf Course (Par 72/6,120 yards)
No. of Teams: 18
2012 Champ: N/A

LINEUP

NAME

OVERALL AVG

SPRING

Emily McLennan

75.59

75.22

Agathe Sauzon

75.67

75.67

Jordan Britt

76.00

78.17

Isabella Loza

77.68

75.67

Mette Kryger

78.91

76.22

TEAM

303.76

302.44

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
The Mocs finished 11th at the SunTrust Gator Women’s Invitational at Florida. The 292 the squad fired in the final round is its best 18-hole score since 292 in the final round of the runaway 2011 SoCon Championship win.

UP NEXT
The Mocs head south again for the Marsh Landing Invitational in Jacksonville, Fla. The two-day event is April 8-9 at Marsh Landing Golf Club.

NOTES
- Briar’s Creek is a new event on the Mocs calendar. It is hosted by the College of Charleston and this is the inaugural event.
- Agathe Sauzon has made quite a first impression at Chattanooga. The mid-season enrollee earned a spot in the lineup in her second tournament and hasn’t looked back. She is tied for second with Isabella Loza to Emily McLennan (75.22) in spring scoring average (75.67).
- Sauzon set a new season-high for a UTC golfer with 39 pars at the SunTrust Gator Women’s Invitational. She had 14, 11 and 14 over her 54 holes tying for 32nd at 224 (72-80-72). In her six rounds in the team lineup, she is averaging 74.3 strokes per round counting in all six.
- Sauzon paces the squad in pars per round (12.56), par or better holes (75.9%), fewest bogey per round (3.33) and par 3 scoring (3.15).
- McLennan has scored 76 or less in seven straight rounds and has not had higher than a 77 this spring. Her average over the last seven is 74.71 strokes per round.
- McLennan leads the team in par 5 scoring (5.03) and is tied for top fives (2) and 10s (3) with Marion Duvernay. She is second in birdies (2.14), fewest others (0.81) and par 4 scoring (4.28) and is the only Moc to count all 21 rounds.
- Jordan Britt leads the team in par 4 scoring (4.24) and fewest others (0.56).
- Loza is not only pushing for the team lead in scoring average this spring, she has had the low UTC tally in two of the last three events tying for 16th at the Central District Invitational and tying for 28th last week at the SunTrust Gator Women’s Invitational.
- 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.
- 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.
- Six UTC golfers played the Lady Bulldog Individual Championship Feb. 2 at the University of Georgia Golf Course in Athens. 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.
- Duvernay became the fifth Chattanooga golfer to win medalist honors. de Groot won a school-record six times with one each for Britt, Christine 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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