Mocs Finish in Top 20 at NCAA Finals
Stephan Jaeger and Steven Fox each fired one-under par 70s to close out the Championship for Chattanooga.
Courtesy: GoMocs.com

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. --- The Chattanooga Mocs men's golf team shot a consistent six-over par 290 to finish the NCAA Championship at 32-over 884. UTC finished 18th in the 30-team field.

Stephan Jaeger (Munich, Germany) and Steven Fox (Hendersonville, Tenn.) tied for the low round of the day for the Mocs with a one-under par 70. The duo did it different fashion. Jaeger's included two birdies and 15 pars, while Fox posted five birdies.

The 70's are a new low for NCAA Championship play. The previous best was even-par 71's by Ben Rickett and Fredrick Qvicker in 2009, along with Liam Johnston (Dumfries, Scotland) in round one this year. Fox's five birdies today also tied a school record in the finals. It ties Rickett and Johnston as well.

Jaeger led the Mocs with a six-over par 219. He bounced back from an opening 76 with rounds of 73 and 70. Fox ended up two shots behind him at 221 (76-75-70).

Chris Robb (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) shot 223 in his first finals action with cards of 76, 72 and 75. Davis Bunn (Knoxville, Tenn.) ended at 226 (76-75-75), while Johnston wound up with a 228 (71-80-77).

Chattanooga finished three shots behind No. 23 Georgia at 881. It beat No. 9 Stanford and No. 20 UCF by one and No. 16 Virginia and No. 25 Iowa by four.

This closes out a championship year for the Mocs. UTC won the Southern Conference Championship for the fifth time and captured its first NCAA Regional title in Bowling Green, Ky. Jaeger tied a school record with three wins including the NCAA Bowling Green Regional, SoCon Championship and Golfweek Conference Challenge. He became the first student-athlete ever to win three SoCon Golfer of the Year awards.

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