CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. --- The Chattanooga Mocs women's golf team learns its destination Monday night around 9 p.m., when the NCAA announces this year's regional fields. UTC is the automatic qualifier out of the Southern Conference.
There are three possible regional locations for the Mocs. The East Regional is on the Penn State Blue Course in State College, Pa. Ohio State is hosting the Central Regional on The Scarlet Course in Columbus, Ohio, while Colorado has the West at Colorado National Golf Club in Erie, Colo.
Chattanooga is familiar with two of the three. UTC women's team was placed in Columbus in 2009, their first regional as a team. It is a sweet memory as they advanced to the NCAA Championship finishing eighth.
Last year, the men's team competed in the NCAA Colorado Regional on the same Colorado National Course. It's a scenic course south of Boulder with the Flatiron Mountain range as a backdrop.
"No matter where we end up, our goals are the same," Murray added. "We will prepare and play to advance to the championship site."
It's the fifth straight NCAA Regional in just as many years as a program. The last four have been as a team. Current LPGA Futures Tour performer Emma de Groot (Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia) was selected as an individual in 2008, the team's inaugural season.
The Mocs won their third straight SoCon title this year with an exhilarating final round comeback over UNCG. Jordan Britt (Chattanooga, Tenn) led the charge capturing medalist honors besting her runner-up finish to de Groot a year ago. She was named to her first All-SoCon team, while Mette Kryger (Nivaa, Denmark) was selected to the All-Freshman squad.
Regionals begin Thursday, May 10 and end Saturday, May 12. It's a 54-hole, three-day affair with 24 teams and six individuals battling for eight team and two individual spots in the finals field.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.