Marion Duvernay and the Chattanooga women’s golf team travels to Louisville for the Wild Eggs Cardinal Cup.
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Mocs Women’s Golf Opens Season Monday

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. --- The Chattanooga Mocs women's golf team opens its season Monday at Wild Eggs Cardinal Cup hosted by Louisville. The Cardinal Golf Course in Simpsonville, Ky., hosts the event now in its second year.

It's a quick start for the Mocs with two events in the span of seven days. Following the trip to Louisville, UTC heads to Franklin, Tenn., for the Mason Rudolph Women's Championship Friday through Sunday (Sept. 21-23).

"It's makes for a busy week, but I think we are ready to get started," head coach Colette Murray said. "Louisville is a great place to get our feet wet before Vandy over the weekend. The Mason Rudolph may be the toughest field in college golf this year."

Two juniors return to the lineup in Jordan Britt (Chattanooga, Tenn.) and Marion Duvernay (Publier, France). Britt was the 2012 Southern Conference Champion, while Duvernay had the best regular-season finish of 2011-12 tying for fifth at the 2011 Golfweek Conference Challenge.

Sophomore Mette Kryger (Nivaa, Denmark) is back and also qualified for the starting lineup to open the season. Two freshmen, Isabella Loza (Bucaramanga, Colombia) and Emily McLennan (Queensland, Australia), are slated to make their first starts.

Loza is the younger sister of former Mocs Scholar All-American Maria Juliana, while McLennan joins the program from Hills Golf Academy in Australia, the same school as PGA Tour pro Jason Day. Sophomore transfer Porsche Campbell (Vancouver, Canada) will play as an individual at the Cardinal Cup.

"I'm excited about this group and getting this season started," Murray added. "I'm glad we will have all six in Louisville. Everyone gets a chance to show what they've got right from the start."

The tournament opens on Monday, September 17, with 36 holes. It concludes with a final 18 on Tuesday. Follow @UTCmocsgolf on Twitter for updates from the course. Live scoring and tee time links will be on GoMocs.com when available.

2012 WILD EGGS CARDINAL CUP - Sept. 17-18
Tournament Field
Akron, Bradley, Charleston Southern, Chattanooga, Cincinnati, East Tennessee State, Georgia State, Illinois State, James Madison, Louisville, Maryland, Missouri, UNCW, Redlands J.C., Rollins

TOURNAMENT INFO
Dates: Sept. 17-18
Location: Simpsonville, Ky. (Louisville)
Format: 54 Holes (36/18)
Course: Cardinal Club Course (Par 72/6,253 yards)
No. of Teams: 15 + individuals
Defending Champ: N.C. State (296-300=596, +20)
Medalist: Julia Strandberg, ECU (75-70=145, +1)

LINEUP

NAME

OVERALL AVG

SPRING

Jordan Britt

N/A

N/A

Marion Duvernay

N/A

N/A

Mette Kryger

N/A

N/A

Isabella Loza

N/A

N/A

Emily McLennan

N/A

N/A

Porsche Campbell (Ind.)

N/A

N/A

TEAM

N/A

N/A

HEAD COACH
COLETTE MURRAY (Jacksonville State '04) is in her sixth year as a head coach, all at Chattanooga.  The Mocs have 12 team titles with nine medalists under her watch.

Year

Wins

Losses

Ties

Titles

2007-08

113

45

3

4

2008-09

86

89

2

2

2009-10

94

70

3

1

2010-11

105

60

4

4

2011-12

74

100

3

1

Total

472

364

15

12

LAST TIME OUT
This is the first tourney of the season for the Mocs. UTC ended 2011-12 participating in its fifth NCAA Regional in five seasons, fourth as a team.

UP NEXT
It's a quick turnaround for Chattanooga heading to the Nashville area at the of the week. The Mocs are in the Mason Rudolph Women's Championship starting Friday, Sept. 21, through Sunday, Sept. 23. The tourney is played at the Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin.

NOTES
 - UTC returns three letterwinners, all starters from last year's Southern Conference Championship squad, and add three newcomers to the mix. SoCon Medalist and all-conference performer Jordan Britt (Chattanooga, Tenn.) and fellow junior Marion Duvernay (Publier, France) are back along with sophomore Mette Kryger (Nivaa, Denmark). All three started all 10 tournaments for the Mocs in 2011-12.

 - Chattanooga's trio of newcomers each have an interesting story. Porsche Campbell (Vancouver, Canada) is a sophomore transferring from the University of British Columbia. She is the Mocs first Canadian. Isabella Loza (Bucaramanga, Colombia) is a freshman following in the footsteps of her sister Maria Juliana who just completed her four-year career in May. Another freshman, Emily McLennan (Queensland, Australia) went to the same golf academy down under as PGA Tour golfer Jason Day.

 -  The first starting lineup includes all three returnees - Duvernay, Britt and Kryger - with Loza and McLennan. Campbell is on the trip playing as an individual.

 - This is  the first visit to the Wild Eggs Cardinal Cup for the Mocs. The last three years they have opened with the Golfweek Conference Challenge.

 - 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.

 - Loza 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 (American), Campbell (Canadian), Duvernay (French), Kryger (Danish), Loza (Colombian) and McLennan (Australian).

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