Mocs Head to Mississippi for the Bank of America Intercollegiate
Jonathan Hodge is now ranked No. 22 in the Golfstat Cup

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. --- It’s on to Mississippi as the 12th-ranked Chattanooga men’s golf team travels for the inaugural Bank of America Intercollegiate.  Ole Miss is hosting the 54-hole event at the Reunion Golf and Country Club, April 7-8, in Madison, Miss.


The Mocs are coming off a win at the Furman Intercollegiate.  At the time, the tournament featured seven top 50 teams, two in the top 25 in No. 13 South Carolina and No. 18 Clemson.


Chattanooga will be without the services of No. 94 Fredrik Qvicker.  Qvicker, pronounced Quicker, sprained an ankle and is out.  Senior Tyler Neff will take his place in the lineup.


The Bank of America Intercollegiate has two top 25 teams and six in the top 50.


WHO:  Jonathan Hodge.  Hodge was honored this week as the SoCon Golfer of the Week for the second time this year (Mar. 12) and the SoCon Golfer of the Month for March.  He is coming off his school-record third win of the season at the Furman Intercollegiate.  He is now ranked No. 22 in the Golfstat Cup and 31 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Ratings Index.


WHAT:  Bank of America Intercollegiate (Live Scoring)


WHEN:  Mon.-Tues., April 7-8


WHERE:  Reunion Golf and Country Club; Madison, Miss.  (Par 72/7,305 yards)


HOW:  The Mocs are 28-22-3 (.557) against the Golfweek top 50 this season, 116-30-4 (.787) overall.






QUOTABLE:  “This is the time of year where you want to get a little better each time out,” said Head Coach Mark Guhne.  “We are playing pretty well right now, but we still have a ways to go to reach our goals.”


TOURNAMENT FIELD (Golfweek/Sagarin Ratings Index):  (25) UAB, (12) CHATTANOOGA, Jackson State, (47) LSU, Louisiana Tech, (59) Memphis, Mercer, (38) Mississippi State, UNC Greensboro, (51) North Florida, (30) Ole Miss, (73) South Alabama, (89) Southeastern Louisiana, (78) Southern Miss, (43) Vanderbilt


TOP RANKED PLAYERS IN THE FIELD (Golfweek/Sagarin Ratings Index):  (31) JONATHAN HODGE, CHATTANOOGA, (50) Jon Curran, Vanderbilt, (53) Jesse Speirs, Ole Miss, (60) Noah Goldman, Mississippi State, (67) DEREK RENDE, CHATTANOOGA, (72) Ian Rochester, Memphis, (93) Michael O’Neal, North Florida, (94) FREDRIK QVICKER.


TENNESSEE SCHOOLS IN THE NATIONAL RANKINGS (Golfweek/Sagarin Ratings Index):  (10) Tennessee, (12) CHATTANOOGA, (26) East Tennessee State, (43) Vanderbilt, (44) Middle Tennessee, (59) Memphis


TENNESSEE SCHOOLS IN THE NATIONAL RANKINGS (Golfstat):  (11) Tennessee, (16) CHATTANOOGA, (31) East Tennessee State, (51) Middle Tennessee, (56) Vanderbilt, (67) Memphis
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