Mocs Now Tied for Ninth Heading into Final Round at Hootie at Bulls Bay
Senior Derek Rende's 68 helped the Mocs tie their season-low round of 277.
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AWENDAW, S.C. --- It was a day for scoring at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's golf team did its part tying its low round of the season with a seven-under par 277 Monday afternoon.  The Mocs moved into a tie for ninth after 36 holes with North Carolina State as 10 of the field's 15 teams scored under par for the day.

Chattanooga's 277 included all five student-athletes shooting par or better led by freshman Steven Fox with a 67 (-4), which ties his career best round.  Derek Rende (68) joined Fox under par (71) for the round, while Stephan Jaeger, Fredrik Qvicker and J.T. Clendenin ended at even (71).

The Mocs shot the fourth lowest round on the day as playing partner Augusta State, ranked as high as No. 3 nationally, shot 270 (-14) followed by South Carolina (272) and Virginia (274).

LSU leads the event at 566 (-2).  No. 19 South Carolina is in second at 568 (E), while No. 18 Virginia is in third at 569.  Just 11 shots separate the top 10 teams in the field.

Fox's 67 moved him up to tied for 10th individually at one-under par 141.  N.C. State's Matt Hill continues as the leader at 135 (-7) with Patrick Rada (USC) and Sang Yi (LSU) tied in second at 137 (-5).

Jaeger and Rende are tied for 28th at 145 (+3).  Qvicker is now tied for 34th at 146 (+4), while Clendenin moved into a tie for 66th at 155.

Chattanooga starts on No. 1 tomorrow with Clendenin leading the way at 8 a.m.  The Mocs are paired with Clemson and Augusta State.

LEADERBOARD

1) LSU

288-278

566 (-2)

2) No. 19 South Carolina

296-272

568 (E)

3) No. 18 Virginia

295-274

569 (+1)

T4) Duke

289-281

570 (+2)

T4) Wake Forest

289-281

570 (+2)

6) Auburn

291-280

571 (+3)

T7) No. 14 Clemson

294-278

572 (+4)

T7) No. 10 Augusta State

302-270

572 (+4)

T9) Chattanooga

300-277

577 (+9)

T9) N.C. State

291-286

577 (+9)

11) Kentucky

299-283

582 (+14)

12) East Tennessee State

301-284

585 (+17)

13) UCF

307-284

591 (+23)

14) Long Beach State

307-297

604 (+36)

15) College of Charleston

314-299

613 (+45)

Mocs:

   

T10) Steven Fox

74-67

141 (-1)

T28) Stephan Jaeger

74-71

145 (+3)

T28) Derek Rende

77-68

145 (+3)

T34) Fredrik Qvicker

75-71

146 (+4)

T66) J.T. Clendenin

84-71

155 (+13)

NOTES:

>The Mocs played with Augusta State and East Tennessee State starting on hole No. 10...The trio combined to shoot -21.

>The last time the Mocs had all five players shoot par or better in a round was the 2009 Administaff Augusta State Invitational third round carding a -4, 282...UTC actually turned the trick in the first round as well shooting 273 (-15) as a team...It is the 3rd time the team has shot under 280 this season and the 7th par or better round of the season.

>Chattanooga tied its season high for birdies in a round (all five cards) with 22...set a new season high with 55 pars (54 - SunTrust Gator Invitational 2nd round)...Team scored par or better on 77 of 90 holes with just one score higher than a bogey.

>Front Nine (Counters by Round):  +14 (+16/-2/-)...Chattanooga had nine birdies and seven bogeys in the 2nd round compared to two birdies, 16 bogeys and a double from the counting scores in the 1st.

>Back Nine:  -6 (E/-6/-)...Played back nine first today...All five student-athletes played level par or better led by Steven Fox's 31 (-4)...J.T. Clendenin and Stephan Jaeger each shot 34 (-1), while Derek Rende and Fredrik Qvicker posted 35s (E).

>Par 5 scoring:  -11 (-4/-7/-)...UTC played the three par fives at -8 over its five cards...That included eight birdies and 12 pars.

>Senior Derek Rende has counted all 24 rounds this season...Today's 68 was his 4th round in the 60s this season, 21 in his career...It is his third 68 in 2009-10...Rende now has nine par or better cards thus far, a career tally of 49...did not record a bogey for second time this year as his one blemish was a double bogey six on the par-four 11th...68 ties for 7th best UTC individual round to date.

>Steven Fox's 67 is his 2nd lowest round this year...The true freshman has three rounds in the 60s, all during the Spring portion of the schedule and in three consecutive events...8th par or better round...Team high six birdies on his round which ties his season high (Furman - 2nd round)...67 ties for the fourth best round for a Moc this year.

>Stephan Jaeger had two birdies, 15 pars and just one bogey on his card today...Bogey came on his 17th hole...Team-best 13th par or better round...2nd time recording just one bogey on the year.

>Fredrik Qvicker's even par round of 71 is his 46th career par or better round...9th time this season he has carded even or better...1st time since first round of the Spring (SunTrust Gator Invitational)...Had five birdies.

>J.T. Clendenin also shot level par 71...1st time this season shooting par or better, 13th time in his career...Four birdies ties his season high (Brickyard 2nd round/Aldila Scenic City 2nd round)..

>Birdies (Counters by Rounds):  28 (10/18/-).  Fox 10 (4/6/-), Rende 7 (2/5/-), Qvicker 7 (2/5/-), Jaeger 4 (2/2/-), Clendenin 4 (0/4/-).

>Pars (Counters by Rounds):  84 (39/45/-).  Jaeger 26 (11/15/-), Clendenin 21 (11/10/-), Rende 21 (9/12/-), Qvicker 19 (11/8/-), Fox 18 (8/10/-).

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