CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. --- The Chattanooga Mocs men's golf team travels to Bowling Green, Ky., for NCAA Regional play the organization announced tonight. UTC earned the Southern Conference automatic bid with a 19-stroke runaway win at last month's league championship.
There are 14 teams and five individuals converging on the Club at Olde Stone. The Mocs are the sixth seed behind UCLA, Arkansas, Texas A&M, Clemson and North Texas.
This is the sixth straight NCAA Regionals appearance for the Mocs. The team advanced to the NCAA Championship from Karsten Creek Golf Course in Stillwater, Okla., in 2009.
"We are really excited to get going," head coach Mark Guhne said. "This is the best time of year. We've been there before and know what to expect. We look forward to the challenge."
UTC is led by three-time SoCon Golfer of the Year Stephan Jaeger (Munich, Germany). He is the only three-time winner of the award and is currently ranked in the top 15 in the country. Steven Fox (Hendersonville, Tenn.), Liam Johnston (Dumfries, Scotland), Chris Robb (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) and Benni Weilguni (Langenlois, Austria) round out the squad.
The top five teams and one individual on non-advancing squads from the region move on to the NCAA Championship. The finals are May 29-June 3 at famed Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif.
NCAA BOWLING GREEN
Club at Olde Stone, Bowling Green, Ky.
UGA Golf Course, Athens, Ga.
Long Beach State
Grandover Resort, Greensboro, N.C.
Mount St. Mary's
NCAA ANN ARBOR REGIONAL
University of Michigan Golf Club Ann Arbor, Mich.
NCAA NORMAN REGIONAL
Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club, Norman, Okla.
NCAA STANFORD REGIONAL
Stanford Golf Course, Stanford, Calif.
San Diego State
San Jose State