Chattanooga Menís Golf Finishes 7th at SoCon Championship
SoCon Player of the Year Stephan Jaeger

FLORENCE, S.C. --- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's golf team finished seventh at the 74th Southern Conference Championship at the Country Club of South Carolina.  Chattanooga shot a final round 298 to finish one shot behind sixth-place College of Charleston.

The Mocs had a 54-hole total of 887 with rounds of 295, 294 and 298.  It was a frustrating week of opportunities lost.

"We really hit the ball well this week," said head coach Mark Guhne.  "I thought our ball-striking was good enough to compete, but we struggled around the greens.  Our putting let us down."

Southern Conference Player of the Year Stephan Jaeger led the way today with a one-over par 73.  He was four-over par at the turn, playing the back nine first, before posting three birdies and six pars coming in.

Steven Fox added a 73 as well today.  He carded four birdies on the day like Jaeger and was named to the SoCon's All-Freshman team. Fox finished tied for 28th at 223.

Derek Rende became the first Mocs golfer to earn All-SoCon honors all four years of his career today as he led UTC for the week finishing tied for 24th at 221 (+5).  Fellow senior J.T. Clendenin ended up tied for 26th at 222 (+6), while Fredrik Qvicker ended the tourney tied for 45th at 231.

Furman claimed this year's championship ending the Mocs' three-year reign atop the league.  The Paladins shot 849 beating second-place Georgia Southern (865) by 16 shots.  UNC Greensboro finished third at 867.

Furman's Austin Reeves was the individual medalist at nine-under par 207.  Elon's Jayson Judy shot the low round of the day with a five-under par 67 to tie for second at minus-four, 212.  He was joined at four-under by UNCG's Ryan Heisey and Furman's Garland Ferrell.

Chattanooga now awaits word of its NCAA Regional site in its quest to return to the finals played June 1-6 at The Honors Course in suburban Chattanooga.


1) Furman


849 (-15)

2) Georgia Southern


865 (+1)

3) UNC Greensboro


867 (+3)

4) Elon


874 (+10)

5) Western Carolina


878 (+14)

6) College of Charleston


886 (+22)

7) Chattanooga


887 (+23)

8) Appalachian State


891 (+27)

9) Wofford


895 (+31)

10) Davidson


904 (+40)

11) Samford


912 (+48)



T24) Derek Rende


221 (+5)

T26) J.T. Clendenin


222 (+6)

T28) Steven Fox


223 (+7)

T33) Stephan Jaeger


225 (+9)

T45) Fredrik Qvicker


231 (+15)


>The Mocs played with Appalachian State and Wofford in the final round.

>Stephan Jaeger is the second Mocs golfer to earn the SoCon Player of the Year award, but it is the 3rd such honor for a UTC golfer...Jonathan Hodge previously won the award on 2007 and 2008.

>Jaeger and Derek Rende were named to the All-SoCon team...Rende earned the honor all four years of his career.

>Steven Fox was named to the All-Freshman team...That marks back-to-back years the Mocs had a freshman make the squad (Jaeger, 2009).

>Rende has counted all 31 rounds this season.

>UTC ranked 19th in the country in Par 5 scoring averaging 4.78 per hole entering the event...This week, the Mocs are -7 on their counting scores, -3 for the final round.

>Front Nine (Counters by Round):  +10 (+4/+4/+2)...Jaeger shot three-under par on Holes 1-9.

>Back Nine:  +13 (+3/+2/+8)...Clendenin played the back flawlessly at -2.

>Birdies (Counters by Rounds):  32 (10/10/12).  Fox 9 (3/2/4), Rende 7 (3/3/1), Clendenin 7 (1/3/3), Jaeger 6 (1/1/4) , Qvicker 5 (3/1/1).

>Pars (Counters by Rounds):  138 (46/50/42).  Rende 36 (13/11/12), Clendenin 36 (13/14/9), Jaeger 35 (11/13/11), Qvicker 32 (11/13/8), Fox 31 (9/12/10). 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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