CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.---The Chattanooga Mocs men’s golf team is headed to Ohio State for the 2013 NCAA Columbus Regional. It is the seventh-straight regional appearance for the program. The tourney is May 16-18 on the Scarlet Course in Columbus.
UTC captured its first regional title last year coming from behind to beat UCLA and Texas A&M at the South Central Regional in Bowling Green, Ky. Stephan Jaeger’s (2009-12) six-foot birdie putt on 18 clinched a clean sweep as he claimed medalist honors as well.
The Mocs retained their Southern Conference Championship beating Davidson by two on the Ralston Creek Course at Daniel Island Club near Charleston, S.C. It was the sixth overall crown and fifth in the last seven years for the program.
It’s the seventh regional appearance in a row for Chattanooga. Twice the team has advanced to the championship those coming in 2009 and last year. The field at OSU features 13 schools and 10 more individuals.
The top five teams and one individual on a non-advancing team move on to the NCAA Championship. In total, there are 81 teams and 45 singles at six sites vying for the 30 squad and six solo spots in the finals at the Capital City Crabapple Course in suburban Atlanta.
A link to live scoring is available on GoMocs.com. Follow live updates from the course by @GoMocsMGLF on twitter.
NCAA COLUMBUS REGIONAL
The Scarlet Course, Columbus, Ohio
NCAA TALLAHASSEE REGIONAL
Golden Eagle C.C., Tallahassee, Fla.
NCAA BATON ROUGE REGIONAL
University Club, Baton Rouge, La.
NCAA FAYETTEVILLE REGIONAL
The Blessings Golf Club, Fayetteville, Ark.
NCAA TEMPE REGIONAL
Karsten Golf Course, Tempe, Ariz.
New Mexico State
NCAA PULLMAN REGIONAL
Palouse Ridge Golf Club, Pullman, Wash.
San Diego State
Saint Francis (Pa.)
Mocs NCAA Postseason History:
1992 East Regional (Individual): Neil Connolly, T60, 77-73-79=229
1993 East Regional (Individual): Neil Connolly, T5, 70-74-69=213
1993 NCAA Championship (Individual): Neil Connolly, Cut
2007 East Regional (Team): 19th, 299-306-305=910 (Miss by 26 shots)
2008 East Regional (Team): 12th, 282-281-290=853 (Miss by 4)
2009 South Central Regional (Team): 3rd, 298-300-309=907 (Clear by 10)
2009 NCAA Championship: 18th, 292-297-299=888
2010 Southwest Regional (Team): 12th, 304-299-309=912 (Miss by 26)
2011 Colorado Regional (Team): 9th, 291-288-284=863 (Miss by 6)
2012 Bowling Green Regional (Team): 1st, 294-281-284=859 (Clear by 20)
2012 NCAA Championship: 18th, 299-295-290=884