CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The Chattanooga women’s golf team left the McKenzie Arena Friday afternoon headed for its first-ever Southern Conference Championship April 20-22 at The Links at Stono Ferry in Hollywood, S.C.
The Lady Mocs, rated second by Golfstat.com behind league-leading Furman, will try to claim their first SoCon title, but will have to get past nine teams that include the Lady Paladins and defending champion Western Carolina who defeated Furman by four strokes in last year’s rain-shortened event at Patriot’s Point Golf Link in
Furman, the league’s top rated team in 2008 according to Golfstat, will be looking to break a two-year drought at the event, it’s longest such dry spell since the SoCon first held a women’s golf championship in 1994. The Lady Paladins are led this season by Blair Lamb, the 2007 SoCon Tournament champion, who is the third-rated individual in the league this season with a 74.43 stroke average.
Also participating in the event is the host school,
Six Southern Conference teams are ranked in the top 100 of Golfstat’s ratings, including Furman (41),
The winner of the SoCon Championship will earn the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, an event in which a record three SoCon schools competed in 2007.
The tournament tees off at 8:00 a.m. Sunday morning, and fans can follow the action at www.golfstatresults.com.