Chattanooga Jumps Three Spots Finishing Eighth in Augusta
Derek Rende fired a five-under par 67 to tie Stephan Jaeger for team-low honors.

AUGUSTA, Ga. --- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's golf team shot four-under par (284) today to end up in eighth-place at the Administaff Augusta State Invitational at Forest Hills Golf Club.  The sub-par round pushed Chattanooga past No. 16 Alabama, SoCon rival UNC Greensboro and USC-Aiken.

Augusta State won its event shooting 47-under par, 817.  No. 17 South Carolina finished second at 833 (-31), while Duke rounded out the top three at 843 (-21).

Derek Rende carded five birdies and an eagle en route to a five-under par 67 and a 54-hole total of 210 (-6).  He moved from a tie for 33rd to start the day into a tie for 14th.

Also tied for 14th was Stephan Jaeger.  Jaeger's final round 72 (E) gave the sophomore a 210 (-6) as well.  Jaeger and Rende each turned in par or better cards in all three rounds.

J.T. Clendenin (73) and Steven Fox (72) rounded out today's team scoring for the Mocs.  Clendenin's 218 (+2) placed him tied for 47th, while Fox ended up tied for 62nd at 221 (+5).

Fredrik Qvicker tied for 89th at 229 after counting his first two rounds.  Alex Ratliff played as an individual winding up tied for 76th at 225.

Augusta State's Henrik Norlander fired a 65 (-7) to claim medalist honors at 15-under par, 201.  Teammate Patrick Reed, the second round leader, came in second at 203 (-13), while a trio of golfers tied for third at 10-under.

The Mocs hit the championship run in their schedule heading to Florence, S.C., April 18-20, for the Southern Conference Championship.  Chattanooga is the three-time defending champion as the event returns to the Country Club of South Carolina.


1) No. 9 Augusta State


817 (-47)

2) No. 17 South Carolina


833 (-31)

3) Duke


843 (-21)

4) No. 21 Clemson


845 (-19)

5) Tennessee


846 (-18)

6) Georgia Southern


851 (-13)

7) No. 11 Illinois


853 (-11)

8) Chattanooga


857 (-7)

9) UNC Greensboro


859 (-5)

10) No. 16 Alabama


862 (-2)

11) Kent State


864 (E)

12) Virginia Tech


865 (+1)

13) USC-Aiken


870 (+6)

14) Coastal Carolina


872 (+8)

15) Lamar


878 (+14)

16) Houston


882 (+18)

17) Georgia State


884 (+20)

18) Minnesota


886 (+22)



T14) Stephan Jaeger


210 (-6)

T14) Derek Rende


210 (-6)

T47) J.T. Clendenin


218 (+2)

T62) Steven Fox


221 (+5)

T89) Fredrik Qvicker


229 (+13)

Mocs Individual:


T72) Alex Ratliff


225 (+9)



>The Mocs played with Kent State and Alabama...Beat the Crimson Tide by seven shots today and the Golden Flashes by six.

>Today's -4 (284) round is the 10th par or better round this season for the Mocs...11 of the 18 teams finished par or better for the tournament.

>Front Nine (Counters by Round):  +5 (+7/-3/+1)...Stephan Jaeger was -3 on the front nine for the tourney.

>Back Nine:  -11 (-2/-5/-4)...Derek Rende played the back nine -6 for the weekend.

>UTC played the four Par 5s at -24 on their counting cards.

>Senior Derek Rende has counted all 28 rounds this season...67 (-5) is his low round of the season and four strokes shy of his career best 63 (-9) at the 2007 USA Spring Golf Classic...53rd par or better round of his career, 13th on the season...4th round in the 60s thus far, 22nd in his career...210 is his best 54-hole total of 2009-10 besting his 212 at the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate last month...Had five birdies and an eagle to offset two bogies today...11 birdies and two eagles for the event..Played 44 of the 54 holes at par or better...Did not have a score higher than a bogey for the weekend.

>Junior Stephan Jaeger now has 17 par or better rounds, 29 for his career...Played the Par 5s at -10 for the weekend...Season-high 13 birdies for the event...Four birdies and 11 pars on his card today.

>Freshman Steven Fox carded four birdies and 10 pars for his round...The level par 72 was his 9th par or better round of the season.

>Eagles (Counters by Rounds):  3 (0/2/1).  Rende 2 (-/1/1), Jaeger 1 (0/1/0).

>Birdies (Counters by Rounds):  44 (14/13/17).  Jaeger 13 (4/5/4), Clendenin 11 (3/4/4), Rende 11 (4/2/5), Fox 9 (2/3/4), Qvicker 6 (3/2/1).

>Pars (Counters by Rounds):  130 (41/48/41).  Qvicker 33 (10/14/9), Fox 33 (11/12/10), Rende 32 (10/12/10), Clendenin 32 (9/13/10), Jaeger 32 (12/9/11). is the official website of the Chattanooga Mocs.  The Mocs can also be followed on their official Facebook page,, or on Twitter,
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