Chattanooga Women’s Golf Trails by Two after 36 Holes
Emma de Groot is tied for 3rd heading into the final round.
Courtesy: GoMocs.com

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. --- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's golf team is in second place heading into the final round of the Southern Conference Championship at Moss Creek Golf Club.  Chattanooga shot 297 this afternoon to move within two shots of College of Charleston.

Charleston is atop the leaderboard at 601 with the Mocs lurking in second at 603.  UNC Greensboro is third at 610.

Junior Christine Wolf's one-under par 71 today is the lowest round by a UTC golfer in the event in the program's brief three-year history.  It paced the team's 297 which is also the lowest team round.  Wolf carded four birdies and 12 pars on her round as she vaulted from a tie for 24th to a tie for ninth overall at plus-seven (151).

She joins Emma de Groot and Maria Juliana Loza in the top 10 for the Mocs.  de Groot is tied for third as today's 72 gives her a 36-hole total of 148 (+4).  Loza is tied for seventh at 150 (+6) shooting 76 in round two.

Moa Duf's 78 (+6) rounded out the counting scores today for Chattanooga.  She now stands tied for 15th at 154 (+10).  Senior Katie Taylor is 43rd at 177.

Appalachian State's Yue Xu is the tourney leader at minus-three, 141, after matching de Groot's even-par 72.  Ainhoa Nogales of CofC is second at 145 (+1), while Diana Davis (Elon) is tied with de Groot for third at 148.  Nogales and Wolf tied for the low round of the day at 71.

The Mocs tee off No. 1 tomorrow morning at 8:50 a.m., led off by Taylor.  Chattanooga is paired with UNC Greensboro and College of Charleston for the second straight day.  Taylor will be followed by Duf, Wolf, Loza and de Groot.

LEADERBOARD

1) College of Charleston

300-301

601 (+25)

2) Chattanooga

306-297

603 (+27)

3) UNC Greensboro

306-304

610 (+34)

4) Appalachian State

317-303

620 (+44)

5) Furman

315-306

621 (+45)

6) Elon

322-300

622 (+46)

7) Samford

318-314

632 (+56)

8) Western Carolina

331-312

643 (+67)

9) Wofford

330-316

646 (+70)

10) The Citadel

357-353

710 (+134)

Mocs:

   

T3) Emma de Groot

76-72

148 (+4)

T7) Maria Juliana Loza

74-76

150 (+6)

T9) Christine Wolf

80-71

151 (+7)

T15) Moa Duf

76-78

154 (+10)

46) Katie Taylor

88-89

177 (+33)

NOTES:

>The Mocs played with College of Charleston and UNC Greensboro...Beat Charleston by four shots and UNCG by seven.

>Junior Christine Wolf's 71 is the best individual round for a Mocs golfer in the SoCon Tourney...It is her 3rd par or better round of the season, 8th of her career...The 71 ties for her low round of the season with her opening round at the Golfweek Conference Challenge...It was her 4th round of the season with four or more birdies...Ties for 5th lowest round of the season for the Mocs.

>Junior Emma de Groot has counted in all 27 rounds this season and 92 of 93 for her career...72 today marked her 8th par or better round in 2009-10, 23rd of her career...4th round with four or more birdies this year...18th time this season she has played par or better on at least 14 holes.

>297 (+9) is the team's best SoCon Tourney round in the program's three-year existence...Chattanooga is only team to break 300 this week...It is the 1st team round under 300 for a SoCon team at Moss Creek Club (2nd year playing the course)...1st sub-300 round in the championship since April 20, 2008 when Furman (294) and UNCG (297) each did it at the Links at Stono Ferry...7th best team round of the season.

>After just four birdies from the counting scores in round one, the Mocs carded 11 in round two led by Wolf and de Groot with four apiece.

>Front Nine (Counters by Round):  +12 (+11/+1/-)...Wolf was -2 at the turn.

>Back Nine:  +15 (+7/+8/-)...de Groot played the back nine at level par.

>Birdies (Counters by Rounds):  15 (4/11/-).  de Groot 6 (2/4/-), Wolf 4 (0/4/-), Loza 3 (1/2/-), Duf 2 (1/1/-), Taylor 1 (1/0/-).

>Pars (Counters by Rounds):  90 (47/43/-).  Loza 23 (13/10/-), Duf 23 (12/11/-), de Groot 21 (11/10/-), Wolf 23 (11/12/-), Taylor 14 (7/7/-).

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