The Mocs win at Bank of America Intercollegiate was the third of the spring semester. In its last five tournaments, UTC has three wins, one second and a third-place finish. The three teams to finish ahead of the Mocs in that span are No. 1 Georgia, No. 21 Louisville and No. 30 Ole Miss.
As of April 16,
WHO: Jonathan Hodge. Hodge is ranked No. 18 in the Golfstat Cup and No. 27 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Ratings Index. He leads the conference in stroke average (71.35) and rank No. 26 nationally. Hodge has three tournament titles this year, a school record for a season and ties him with former teammate Bryce Ledford for the career mark.
WHAT: Southern Conference Championship
WHEN: Sun.-Tues., April 20-22 (18 holes per day Ė 54 holes total)
WHERE: Country Club of
HOW: The Mocs are 15-0-0 this season against conference schools (Appalachian State, Davidson, Elon, Furman, UNC Greensboro, Western Carolina & Wofford), with a 621-stroke advantage in five different tournaments. Since a third-place finish in the 2006 SoCon Championships,
QUOTABLE: “This is a big tournament for us,” said Head Coach Mark Guhne. “We have positioned ourselves for a special year and a SoCon Championship would be a great springboard into the postseason.”
TOURNAMENT FIELD (Golfweek/Sagarin Ratings Index): (12)
TOP RANKED PLAYERS IN THE FIELD (Golfweek/Sagarin Ratings Index): (27) JONATHAN HODGE,
TENNESSEE SCHOOLS IN THE NATIONAL RANKINGS (Golfweek/Sagarin Ratings Index): (9)
TENNESSEE SCHOOLS IN THE NATIONAL RANKINGS (Golfstat): (12)