CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.---Chattanooga fell short in its bid for the NCAA Finals finishing tied for 12th at the NCAA East Regional at Council Fire Golf Club. The Mocs shot a six-over par 290 in the final round to end with a three-day total of 853 (+1), tying New Mexico State.
Georgia lapped the field, shooting minus-41, 811 for 54 holes. The Bulldogs led second place Augusta State by 21 shots as the Jaguars shot 832 (-20).
Russell Henley led UGA with a -13 total of 200 to tie UAB’s Zac Sucher for medalist honors. Henley shot a final round 66 (-5) as three UGA players finished in the top 10 as Harris English (206, -7) finished tied for sixth and Adam Mitchell (207, -6) tied for eighth.
Jonathan Hodge led the way for the Mocs with a 69 (-2) to finish tied for 23rd at 210 (-3). He was followed by Fredrik Qvicker (t38, 71-70-72=213 E), Derek Rende (t58, 72-68-75=215 +2), Ben Rickett (t65, 69-73-74=216 +3) and J.T. Clendenin (t121, 77-72-76=225 +12).
Ten teams and two individuals on non-advancing teams move on to the NCAA Finals at Purdue May 28-31. The teams are Georgia, Augusta State, Cal-Irvine, Mississippi State, UAB, Auburn, Charlotte, East Tennessee State, Middle Tennessee and Virginia. The individuals qualifying for nationals are Georgia State’s Joel Sjoholm (-8) and Virginia Tech’s Jurrian van der Vaart (-7).