Stephan Jaeger captured PING 1st Team All-American Honors with wins at NCAA Bowling Green Regional, SoCon Championship and Golfweek Conference Challenge.
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Mocs Men's Golf Season Wrap

CHATTANOOGA MOCS MEN'S GOLF
2011-12 SEASON WRAP-UP

NCAA Bowling Green Regional Champs
NCAA Regional Medalist Stephan Jaeger
SoCon Champs
SoCon Medalist Stephan Jaeger
1st Team All-American Stephan Jaeger

HEAD COACH
MARK GUHNE (Chattanooga '84) is in his seventh year as a head coach, all at Chattanooga.  The Mocs have won 16 team titles under his watch, including four SoCon titles and one NCAA Regional, and he has been named SoCon Coach of the Year four times (2006, 2007, 2008 & 2012) and PING East Region Coach of the Year once (2009).  He has coached 12 medalists including three in 2011-12, Jaeger (Golfweek Conference Challenge, SoCon Championship & NCAA Bowling Green Regional).

LAST TIME OUT
Chattanooga finished 18th at the NCAA Championship at famed Riveria Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif. That matched the ending for the 2009 squad which made the school's first finals field. Stephan Jaeger (Munich, Germany) led the Mocs at six-over par 219. The team got progressively better shooting rounds 299, 295 and 290 ending up ahead of 12 schools including No. 9 Stanford, No. 16 Virginia, No. 20 UCF and No. 25 Iowa.

UP NEXT
The 2012-13 season.

NOTES

  • UTC finished 2012 ranked No. 27 on Golfstat and No. 32 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index while receiving votes in the NIKE/Golf World Coaches Poll.
  • Stephan Jaeger earned the first First Team All-America nod in school history. He was one of 10 listed first team on the PING All-America list for Division I. Former teammate Jonathan Hodge (2006-09) was second team in 2008.
  • Jaeger ended up ranked No. 12 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index and No. 21 in the Golfstat Cup standings. He is currently the No. 35 amateur in the world in the R&A World Amateur Ranking.
  • Chattanooga finished the year with a flourish. It won the SoCon Championship by 19 shots and overcame a four-shot deficit to No. 3 UCLA to claim a one-shot win over No. 15 Texas A&M at the NCAA Bowling Green Regional. The Mocs were paced in both events by Jaeger who claimed his third and fourth career wins in the process.
  • With his win in Bowling Green, Jaeger beat the No. 1 (Patrick Cantlay by 17 shots), No. 7 (Corbin Mills by 19), No. 16 (Anton Arboleda by 18), No. 19 (Sebastian Cappelen by 13) and No. 20 (Pedro Figueiredo by 4) ranked golfers in the world at that time.
  • The Mocs win in Bowling Green came in a comeback effort. They trailed third-ranked UCLA by 10 shots after the opening 18. UTC played with the Bruins over the last two days beating the top seed by 14 over the 36 holes. In fact, Chattanooga was third behind UCLA and Texas A&M entering the final round out-dueling the two powers with the low round of the day (-4, 284).
  • The NCAA Bowling Green Regional win came over one top 10 (No. 3 UCLA), two other top 15s (No. 11 Arkansas & No. 15 Texas A&M) and another top 25 (No. 21 Clemson). It was UTC's firs
  • It was Chattanooga's second NCAA Championship appearance. The other was 2009 at Inverness. Evidently the Mocs only advance to U.S. Open venues.

NCAA Postseason Finishes:

 Year 

 Site

 Finish 

 Score 

 2007

 Atlanta, Ga.

 19th

 910

 2008

 Chattanooga, Tenn.

 T12th

 853

 2009

 Stillwater, Okla.

 3rd

 907

 2009

 Toledo, Ohio

 18th

 888

 2010

 Santee, Calif.

 12th

 912

 2011

 Erie, Colo.

 9th

 863

 2012

 Bowling Green, Ky.

 1st

 859

 2012

 Pacific Palisades, Calif. 

 18th

 884

Complete NCAA postseason scoring history for UTC is listed on pages 11-15 of the notes linked above.

  • Jaeger finishes his career with the following school records: career wins (4), career (72.10) and season (71.14) scoring average, career (29) and season (13) rounds in the 60's, career (69) and season (22) par or better rounds as well as career (78.5%) and season (tied at 100%) counting percentage, career (94.1%) and season (87.5%) finish percentage. He tied Jonathan Hodge's three wins in 2007-08 for that mark. His 13-under par total of 203 set the school standard for 54-hole total.
  • Jaeger's 69th par or better round was his final one with a one-under 70 at Riviera. It was a most impressive display of skill with two birdies and 15 pars on a day grinding out the round with less than his best ball-striking. That 70 was matched by Steven Fox (Hendersonville, Tenn.) and stands as the best round in the Finals by a UTC golfer.
  • Fox posted the 8th-best scoring average for a season in school history with his 72.89 mark. He is tied for fourth averaging 73.29 strokes per round.
  • To put Jaeger's season in perspective his 22 par or better rounds in 2011-12 would rank 9th in the Mocs' CAREER records, while his 13 rounds in the 60s would be tied for sixth.
  • UTC had 11 par or better rounds as a team. The team's average of 291.81 is third-best in school history behind 2008 (286.84) and 2011 (289.85).
  • The Mocs shot -8 in its two championship wins at the end of the season. An impressive number as those 108 holes were at the Ralston Creek Course on Daniel Island, S.C., site of the 2011 Nationwide Tour Championship, and the Club at Olde Stone which yielded just four par or better team rounds in 2009 regional play.
  • The two team wins make it five seasons under Mark Guhne with multiple wins. The Mocs won five in 2007-08, four in 2006-07, three in 2008-09 and two in 2004-05. Reed Sanderlin piloted UTC to two wins in 2000-01.
  • Stat leaders:
    - Eagles: Stephan Jaeger, 6 (0.17/rd)
    - Birdies: Jaeger, 127 (3.53)
    - Pars: Steven Fox, 414 (11.50)
    - Par/Better Holes: Jaeger, 83.0%
    - Par 3 Scoring: Fox, 3.06 (+9)
    - Par 4 Scoring: Jaeger, 4.06 (+23)
    - Par 5 Scoring: Jaeger, 4.53 (-63)
    Complete statistics are on pages six and seven of notes linked above.
  • UTC was -140 (4.74) on par 5s as a team this season on its counting cards with a low of -26 at the AutoTrader.com Collegiate Classic. That's just ahead of the 24-under par effort at the Carpet Capital Collegiate Classic.
  • The Mocs were +222 (4.15) on the par 4s. The performance of the season was minus one at the NCAA Bowling Green Regional. That bested the level par effort at the SoCon Championship the tourney before.
  • Chattanooga is +91 (3.16) on the par 3s. There has been one hole-in-one this season with Bunn's in Bowling Green. Three-over par at the regional tied the season-best performance at the Seahawk Intercollegiate in February.
  • UTC had a very impressive NCAA Postseason when if comes to scores higher than bogey. Chattanooga had two such scores among its counters in Bowling Green and just a solitary one at Riviera. It was an impressive feat on a major championship course.
  • The Mocs had three tourneys with 40 or more birdies with a high of 50 in Bowling Green. They reached 40 at the Brickyard Collegiate and 43 at the AutoTrader.com Collegiate Classic.
  • Jaeger's 19 birdies in Bowling Green was the season-high for Chattanooga. He recorded 10 or more birdies in seven with events with a high of eight in a round. He did that in the opening round of the SoCon Championship and second round in Bowling Green. Fox has topped 10 birdies five times with a high of 13 twice (Bowling Green/Brickyard). Robb has turned the trick three times also with high of 13 (Linger Longer).
    Complete list of highs/lows on page seven of notes link above.
  • UTC eclipsed 140 pars twice with 141 each at the Golfweek Conference Challenge and SoCon Championship.
  • Fox has 13 scores in the 60s for his career and 36 par or better cards.
  • Fox set the course record with a second round eight-under par total of 64 at the Club at Olde Stone. He broke the 65 posted by Chattanooga-area native Luke List who was the leading money winner on the Nationwide Tour at the time of Fox's record round.
  • Jaeger had eight top 10s in 12 events with six top 5's (3 wins). He ended up with 19 career top 10s, 15 top 5's. He finished first four times, third thrice, fourth six times and fifth twice, but never second.
  • Jaeger was -22 for the season after shooting -1 for 2010-11. Since the 2011 Cleveland Palmetto Intercollegiate, he shot -36 (17 tournaments - 918 holes - 71.12).
  • Mocs student-athletes had 11 top fives and a total of 15 top 10s thus far. This includes three wins and four runner-ups.
  • 22 rounds in the 60's led by Jaeger with 13. Fox has five, while Chris Robb (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) and Benni Weilguni (Langenlois, Austria) each have two.
  • Robb had an interesting pairing the final 36 holes in Bowling Green matched up both days with world No. 1 and Ben Hogan Award winner Patrick Cantlay. For the tourney, Cantlay beat him by two, but head-to-head Robb topped him by a stroke.
  • Behind Jaeger in career par or better rounds, Fox is seventh (36). Robb and Weilguni are tied for ninth (17).
  • The Mocs won their fifth Southern Conference Championship this year, fourth in six years. The five titles and years won: 1987 (Charlotte, N.C.), 2007 (Florence, S.C.), 2008 (Florence), 2009 (Florence) and 2012 (Daniel Island, S.C.).
  • Jaeger's 11-stroke win at the SoCon Championship tied Brad Faxon's (Furman) tourney record in 1983.
  • Guhne won his fourth SoCon Coach of the Year honor. His previous three were in 2006, 2007 and 2008.
  • Jaeger is the third UTC men's golfer and fifth overall to play in regionals in each of his four seasons. He joins former teammates Derek Rende (2007-10) and Fredrik Qvicker (2007-10) along with women's standouts Emma de Groot (2008-11) and Maria Juliana Loza (2009-current). Jaeger was a freshman when the Mocs advanced to the championship in 2009 tying for team-low honors in 13th with Ben Rickett (2006-09) .
  • Jaeger made the watch list for the 2012 Ben Hogan Award. First Mocs student-athlete to be so named.
  • Chattanooga student-athletes won five of the last six Southern Conference Golfer of the Year honors. Jaeger won an unprecedented three in a row. Jonathan Hodge (2006-09) won in 2007 and 2008.
  • In addition to his three-peat as player of the year, Jaeger is a four-time all-conference performer and the last Mocs golfer to win Freshman of the Year (2009). He joins Rende as the only UTC student-athletes to make the all-league team all four years. He also is the first four-time PING All-Region selection and along with the second All-American (Hodge, 2008 2nd team) as well.
  • Fox was named SoCon Golfer of the Week following his performance at the LSU National Invitational. It was his second such honor in his career.
  • Jaeger was named league Golfer of the Month for March. His best finish was tied for third against a strong field at the Linger Longer Invite. He added the April award too following his dominating SoCon win.
  • Jaeger earned his first SoCon Golfer of the Week mention of 2012 and fourth overall for his play at the Linger Longer Invite. That's the most won by a UTC men's golfer.
  • All seven Mocs have qualified for at least two events this season. Only Jaeger and Fox have played in all 11 events. There have been seven different lineups used.
  • Jaeger posted his second career collegiate win at the Golfweek Conference Challenge. His seven-under par total of 209 is an exact match to his winning total at the 2011 LSU National Invite. That was his third win which tied for the school record with Hodge and Bryce Ledford (2004-07).
  • The first two events this season were a handful for the Mocs. The fields for the Carpet Capital Collegiate (12 teams) and Golfweek Conference Challenge (15) included 20 2011 NCAA Regional participants, 10 of which advanced to the NCAA Championship with three (Oklahoma State, Georgia, Georgia Tech) that advanced to match play. UTC went 19-6 finishing sixth at the Farm and second at the conference challenge with wins over Oklahoma State, Georgia Tech, Cal, Georgia, LSU and Wake Forest.
  • Weilguni carded a career-best finish of second at the Carpet Capital Collegiate where he tied his career highs for 54-hole total (210) and single round (67) at the Carpet Capital. His five-under 67 in the second round included an eagle, four birdies and 12 pars with a single blemish (bogey).

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