Chattanooga Menís Golf in 7th Heading into Final Round
J.T. Clendenin's 70 was the Mocs' low round today.
Courtesy: GoMocs.com

FLORENCE, S.C. --- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's golf team is in seventh place after 36 holes of the Southern Conference Championship at the Country Club of South Carolina.  Today's 294 gives Chattanooga a two-day total of 589 (+13).

Furman is the leader at 559 (-17).  UNC Greensboro trails the Paladins by 11 shots in second at 570 (-6), while Georgia Southern is third at 576 (E).

Senior J.T. Clendenin played near flawless golf leading the Mocs with a two-under par round of 70.  Clendenin carded three birdies and 14 pars with just one bogey on his round.  He is tied for 22nd at 146 (+2).

Derek Rende is the Mocs' leader through two rounds.  He is tied for 14th at one-over par 145 after a 74 today.  Following three straight birdies on holes nine, 10 and 11, Rende was one-under for the day before a bogey and double bogey on 16 and 17 closed his round at plus-two.

Fredrik Qvicker, Stephan Jaeger and Steven Fox each registered three-over par rounds of 75 this afternoon.  The 75s placed Qvicker tied for 26th (148), Fox tied for 34th (150) and Jaeger in 43rd (152) with 18 holes left to play.

Furman teammates Garland Ferrell and Austin Reeves are tied for first at 137, seven-under par.  Reeves had the day's low round with a 66 (-6).  UNCG's Ryan Heisey is third at 139 (-5) following his 67 (-5) today.

Chattanooga is slated to tee off at 8:50 a.m., for Tuesday's final round.  Jaeger will lead the Mocs off paired with Appalachian State and Wofford.

LEADERBOARD

1) Furman

280-279

559 (-17)

2) UNC Greensboro

290-280

570 (-6)

3) Georgia Southern

290-286

576 (E)

4) Elon

295-289

584 (+8)

T5) Western Carolina

295-292

587 (+11)

T5) College of Charleston

297-290

587 (+11)

7) Chattanooga

295-294

589 (+13)

8) Wofford

305-290

595 (+19)

9) Appalachian State

295-306

596 (+20)

T10) Davidson

302-302

604 (+28)

T10) Samford

305-299

604 (+28)

Mocs:

   

T14) Derek Rende

71-74

145 (+1)

T22) J.T. Clendenin

76-70

146 (+2)

T26) Fredrik Qvicker

73-75

148 (+4)

T34) Steven Fox

75-75

150 (+6)

43) Stephan Jaeger

77-75

152 (+8)

 

NOTES:

>The Mocs played with Western Carolina and Appalachian State.

>Senior J.T. Clendenin had the low round of the day with a 70 (-2)...Had three birdies and 14 pars...Lone blemish was a bogey on the par 5 second hole then played -3 for the final 16 holes.

>Senior Derek Rende has counted all 30 rounds this season...Today's 74 broke a streak of six straight par or better rounds...He is tied for 3rd in Par 4 scoring this tournament at -3 (3.85).

>UTC ranks 19th in the country in Par 5 scoring averaging 4.78 per hole...This week, the Mocs are -4 on their counting scores, +1 for the 2nd round.

>Front Nine (Counters by Round):  +8 (+4/+4/-)...J.T. Clendenin had the low score at the turn for Chattanooga at even par.

>Back Nine:  +5 (+3/+2/-)...Clendenin played the back flawlessly at -2.

>Birdies (Counters by Rounds):  20 (10/10/-).  Rende 6 (3/3/-), Fox 5 (3/2/-), Qvicker 4 (3/1/-), Jaeger 2 (1/1/-), Clendenin 4 (1/3/-).

>Pars (Counters by Rounds):  96 (46/50/-).  Rende 24 (13/11/-), Clendenin 27 (13/14/-), Jaeger 24 (11/13/-), Qvicker 24 (11/13/-), Fox 21 (9/12/-).

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