Freshman Emily McLennan posted Chattanooga’s top round after 18 holes at NCAA East Regional.
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McLennan Leads Mocs in NCAA East Regional Opening 18

AUBURN, Ala. --- The Chattanooga Mocs women’s golf team shot 309 in the first round of the NCAA East Regional today at Auburn University Club. Chattanooga is in 19th one shot clear of Penn State, ranked 47th in the country, and three ahead of UCF.

Freshman Emily McLennan (Queensland, Australia) paced a balanced UTC effort. McLennan shot four-over par 76 on the hot, sunny afternoon in south Alabama. She ended up one stroke ahead of sophomore Agathe Sauzon (Valence, France) and junior Jordan Britt (Chattanooga, Tenn.) with 77’s. Freshman Isabella Loza (Bucaramanga, Colombia) rounded out the counting scores with a 79.

The Mocs are five shots behind FIU in 18th at 304 and eight shy of Kentucky, East Carolina and Texas State all tied for 15th.

Defending National Champion Alabama leads after an 11-under 277 effort. The second-ranked Crimson Tide holds a six-stroke leads over the pair of No. 5 Arkansas and No. 20 Tulane tied in second at 283. No. 8 UCLA is in fourth at level par (288).

There is a trio of golfers leading the tournament at five-under par. Emma Levy (Arkansas), Erica Popson (Tennessee) and Emma Talley (Alabama) all fired 67 and lead another trio by one. Jackie Chang (North Carolina), Stephanie Meadow (Alabama) and Emily Penttila (Tulane) are tied for fourth at minus four (68).

Friday’s second round begins at 8:25 a.m., for the Mocs on the 10th hole. Porsche Campbell (Vancouver, Canada) leads off followed by Loza (8:36), Britt (8:47), Sauzon (8:58) and McLennan (9:09). Live scoring is linked above and on the women’s golf schedule page on GoMocs.com. Follow @UTCmocsGolf on Twitter for updates from the tournament.

NCAA East Regional
May 9-11 – Auburn University Club – Auburn, Ala.

1) No. 2 Alabama

277

277 (-11)

2) No. 5 Arkansas

283

283 (-5)

tie) No. 20 Tulane

283

283 (-5)

4) No. 8 UCLA

288

288 (E)

5) No. 23 Texas

289

289 (+1)

6) No. 17 Oklahoma State

290

290 (+2)

tie) No. 11 North Carolina

290

290 (+2)

8) Northwestern

292

292 (+4)

tie) Notre Dame

292

292 (+4)

10) Tennessee

294

294 (+6)

11) East Tennessee State

297

297 (+9)

12) Ole Miss

299

299 (+11)

tie) Auburn

299

299 (+11)

14) No. 13 Virginia

300

300 (+12)

15) Kentucky

301

301 (+13)

tie) East Carolina

301

301 (+13)

tie) Texas State

301

301 (+13)

18) FIU

304

304 (+16)

19) Chattanooga

309

309 (+21)

20) Penn State

310

310 (+22)

21) UCF

312

312 (+24)

22) James Madison

316

316 (+28)

23) Eastern Kentucky

321

321 (+33)

24) Alabama State

335

335 (+47)

Mocs:

   

T65) Emily McLennan

76

76 (+4)

T70) Agathe Sauzon

77

77 (+5)

T70) Jordan Britt

77

77 (+5)

T95) Isabella Loza

79

79 (+7)

T122) Porsche Campbell

85

85 (+13)


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