Mocs Women’s Golf Tied for Second after First Round
Maju Loza's 74 paced the Mocs in the opening round.
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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. --- Through 18 holes, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's golf team is tied for second at the Southern Conference Championship at Moss Creek Golf Club.  Chattanooga stands at 306 just six shots off the pace set by College of Charleston at 300.

Charleston leads the Mocs and UNC Greensboro which matched UTC's 306.  Furman is fourth another nine shots back of UTC and UNCG at 315.

Maria Juliana Loza carded a two-over par 74 to lead the Mocs in the first round.  She played steady throughout the day parring 15 holes with a birdie as well.  She is tied for third with three others at 74.

Yue Xu of Appalachian State is the early leader with a three-under par tally of 69.  Charleston's Leigh Whittaker is second at 73 (+1) followed by Loza and three others one more shot back.

Emma de Groot and Moa Duf are tied for seventh with twin 76s for the Mocs.  Christine Wolf's 80 places her tied for 28th, as Katie Taylor rounded out the scoring tied for 41st at 88.

Chattanooga kept the score tight throughout the day and looked good through 12 holes at 10-over par.  But the counting scores managed one birdie over the final six holes to end the day at +18.

The Mocs tee off No. 1 tomorrow morning at 10:30 a.m., led off by Taylor.  Chattanooga is paired with UNC Greensboro and College of Charleston.

LEADERBOARD

1) College of Charleston

300

300 (+12)

T2) Chattanooga

306

306 (+18)

T2) UNC Greensboro

306

306 (+18)

4) Furman

315

315 (+27)

5) Appalachian State

317

317 (+29)

6) Samford

318

318 (+30)

7) Elon

322

322 (+34)

8) Wofford

330

330 (+42)

9) Western Carolina

331

331 (+43)

10) The Citadel

357

357 (+69)

Mocs:

   

T3) Maria Juliana Loza

74

74 (+2)

T7) Emma de Groot

76

76 (+4)

T7) Moa Duf

76

76 (+4)

T24) Christine Wolf

80

80 (+8)

T41) Katie Taylor

88

88 (+16)

NOTES:

>The Mocs played with Furman and Elon.

>Sophomore Maria Juliana Loza parred 15 of her 18 holes on the day...15 pars is a season high...16 par or better holes overall...74 ties school record for a SoCon Championship round (Christine Wolf, twice in 2008, & Emma de Groot, 2nd round, 4/21/09)...Tied teammates Christine Wolf, Emma de Groot and Moa Duf in playing the par 5s at even which is tied for second best in the field...Also played the par 3s at level par.

>306 is the second-best team round, by one shot, in the team's SoCon Championship history...Also shot 306 in the final round last year at the event.

>Front Nine (Counters by Round):  +11 (+11/-/-)...Emma de Groot and Maju Loza each turned at +1 today.

>Back Nine:  +7 (+7/-/-)...Loza and Christine Wolf paced the Mocs on this nine at +1.

>Birdies (Counters by Rounds):  4 (4/-/-).  de Groot 2 (2/-/-), Duf 1 (1/-/-), Loza 1 (1/-/-), Taylor 1 (1/-/-), Wolf 0 (0/-/-).

>Pars (Counters by Rounds):  47 (47/-/-).  Loza 13 (13/-/-), Duf 12 (12/-/-), de Groot 11 (11/-/-), Wolf 11 (11/-/-), Taylor 7 (7/-/-).

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