Chattanooga Menís Golf Travels to Furman Intercollegiate this Weekend

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. --- Coming off a second-place performance at the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate earlier in the week, No. 13 Chattanooga travels to Greenville, S.C., for the Furman Intercollegiate.  It is a three-day, 54-hole event with a challenging field. 

There are seven top 50 teams in the tournament field, three in the top 25.  They are:  (13) CHATTANOOGA, (16) South Carolina, (23) Clemson, (33) Virginia Tech, (43) Vanderbilt, (45) North Florida and (50) Ohio State. 

WHO:  Ben Rickett.  Rickett tied for fifth, along with teammate Jonathan Hodge, at the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate earning SoCon Golfer of the Week honors.  The junior overcame an opening round 77 to shoot two-under par over the final two rounds to lead the Mocs who had the low team score for the second and third rounds.

WHAT:  Furman Intercollegiate (LIVE SCORING)


WHEN:  Fri-Sun., March 28-30


WHERE:  Furman University Golf Course; Greenville, S.C.


HOW:  There are six SoCon opponents in this weekend’s field.  For the 2007-08 season, the Mocs are 8-0 against conference schools (Davidson, Elon, Furman, UNC Greensboro & Western Carolina), with a 366-stroke advantage in four different tournaments.






QUOTABLE:  ““This is a great opportunity for us,” said Head Coach Mark Guhne.  “There are a number of ranked schools (seven top 50), so it will be good preparation for what lies ahead.”


TOURNAMENT FIELD (Golfweek/Sagarin Ratings Index):  Appalachian State, Charleston Southern, (13) CHATTANOOGA, (23) Clemson, Davidson, East Carolina, Elon, Francis Marion, Furman, Marshall, (45) North Florida, (50) Ohio State, Old Dominion, Presbyterian, Rhode Island, Samford, (16) South Carolina, UNC Wilmington, USC Aiken, (43) Vanderbilt, (33) Virginia Tech, Western Carolina, Winthrop, Wofford


TENNESSEE SCHOOLS IN THE NATIONAL RANKINGS (Golfweek/Sagarin Ratings Index):  (8) Tennessee, (13) CHATTANOOGA, (25) East Tennessee State, (43) Vanderbilt, (56) Middle Tennessee, (70) Memphis


TENNESSEE SCHOOLS IN THE NATIONAL RANKINGS (Golfstat):  (10) Tennessee, (16) CHATTANOOGA, (29) East Tennessee State, (53) Middle Tennessee, (56) Vanderbilt, (67) Memphis 

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