Chattanooga Menís Golf Tied for 5th after 18 Holes
Fredrik Qvicker blasts out of the bunker in the first round of the SoCon Championship.
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FLORENCE, S.C. --- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's golf team is tied for fifth after the first round of the 74th Southern Conference Championship at the Country Club of South Carolina.  Chattanooga shot a seven-over par 295 to tie Western Carolina and Elon on the day.

Furman is the first round leader at eight-under par 280.  Georgia Southern, UNC Greensboro and Appalachian State are tied for second at 290 (+2).

Derek Rende led the Mocs with a 71 (-1).  He carded 13 pars and three birdies today as he was three-under through 14 holes before settling for the one-under par round.  He is tied for sixth four shots off the pace set by Furman's Daniel Bowden at five-under, 67.  Garland Ferrell (Furman) and Casey Johnson (App State) are tied for second at 69 (-3).

Fredrik Qvicker's birdie at 17 helped the senior get back to one-over par shooting 73.  The Mocs as a whole played the par five 17th hole well as they registered four birdies and a par for the day.  Qvicker is tied for 15th heading into tomorrow's second round.

Freshman Steven Fox had a 75 (+3) in his first league championship round and is tied for 28th, one shot ahead of teammate J.T. Clendenin who is tied for 34th at four-over 76.  Stephan Jaeger rounded out the scoring at 77 (+5) and is tied for 42nd.

The Mocs tee off No. 1 at 9 a.m., and are paired with Appalachian State and Western Carolina.  Jaeger will lead UTC followed by Clendenin, Fox, Qvicker and Rende.

LEADERBOARD

1) Furman

280

280 (-8)

T2) Georgia Southern

290

290 (+2)

T2) UNC Greensboro

290

290 (+2)

T2) Appalachian State

290

290 (+2)

T5) Chattanooga

295

295 (+7)

T5) Western Carolina

295

295 (+7)

T5) Elon

295

295 (+7)

8) College of Charleston

297

297 (+9)

9) Davidson

302

302 (+14)

T10) Samford

305

305 (+17)

T10) Wofford

305

305 (+17)

Mocs:

   

T6) Derek Rende

71

71 (-1)

T15) Fredrik Qvicker

73

73 (+1)

T28) Steven Fox

75

75 (+3)

T34) J.T. Clendenin

76

76 (+4)

T42) Stephan Jaeger

77

77 (+5)

NOTES:

>The Mocs played with Western Carolina and Georgia Southern.

>Senior Derek Rende has counted all 29 rounds this season...His 71 (-1) today is his 54th career par or better round, 14th of the season...6th consecutive par or better round...Parred his first 11 holes before running off three straight birdies followed by back-to-back bogeys...Has played 60 of his last 72 holes at par or better.

>UTC played Par 5 17th hole at -4 with Rende's par being the lone non-birdie on the hole...The counting scores shot -5 on the par 5s led by Fredrik Qvicker at -3 with three birdies and a par.

>Front Nine (Counters by Round):  +4 (+4/-/-)...Derek Rende led the Mocs at level par.

>Back Nine:  +3 (+3/-/-)...Rende led the way at -1.

>Birdies (Counters by Rounds):  10 (10/-/-).  Rende 3 (3/-/-), Fox 3 (3/-/-), Qvicker 3 (3/-/-), Jaeger 1 (1/-/-), Clendenin 1 (1/-/-).

>Pars (Counters by Rounds):  46 (46/-/-).  Rende 13 (13/-/-), Clendenin 13 (13/-/-), Jaeger 11 (11/-/-), Qvicker 11 (11/-/-), Fox 9 (9/-/-).

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