Duvernay and the Mocs look to build on momentum from October win.
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UTC Opens Women’s Golf Spring Slate in Florida

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. --- The spring golf season is upon us as the Chattanooga Mocs women's golf team looks to build upon its fall momentum. The last time out, UTC claimed the team title at the Lady Paladin Invitational with junior Marion Duvernay (Publier, France) capturing medalist honors.

The opener is the Central District Invitational in Parrish, Fla. Michigan State hosts the event at the par 72, 6,218-yard River Wilderness Golf Club. Twelve teams invade for two days with 36 holes on Monday, February 18, and a final 18 on Tuesday.

There are three top 25 teams awaiting the Mocs. No. 13 Vanderbilt, No. 12 Michigan State and No. 25 Iowa State are there along with No. 27 Denver and No. 31 SMU. Defending champ TCU is back as well.

The Chattanooga lineup features Duvernay and fellow junior Jordan Britt (Chattanooga, Tenn.), sophomores Porsche Campbell (Vancouver, Canada) and Mette Kryger (Nivaa, Denmark) and freshman Emily McLennan (Queensland, Australia). Tee times have not been assigned at press time. Live scoring is linked above and on the women's golf schedule page on GoMocs.com. Follow @UTCmocsGolf on Twitter for updates from the course.

2013 CENTRAL DISTRICT INVITATIONAL - Feb. 18-19
TOURNAMENT FIELD
Augusta State, UCF, CHATTANOOGA, Denver, Georgetown, Iowa State, Kent State, Michigan State, Minnesota, SMU, TCU & Vanderbilt

TOURNAMENT FIELD (Ranking)

Team (As of 2/14)

Golfstat

Golfweek

Vanderbilt

13

16

Michigan State

17

12

Iowa State

25

25

Denver

27

32

SMU

31

36

UCF

45

55

TCU

56

71

Minnesota

60

61

CHATTANOOGA

70

69

Kent State

74

76

Augusta State

90

97

Georgetown

171

176

TOURNAMENT INFO
Dates: Feb. 18-19
Location: Parrish, Fla.
Format: 54 Holes (36/18)
Course: River Wilderness Golf Club (Par 72/6,218 yards)
No. of Teams: 12 w/individuals
2012 Champ: TCU (297-289-296=882)
2012 Medalist: Chirapat Jao-Javanil, Oklahoma, 68-70-74=212 (-4)

LINEUP

NAME

OVERALL AVG

SPRING

Jordan Britt

74.67

N/A

Marion Duvernay

75.75

N/A

Emily McLennan

75.92

N/A

Porsche Campbell

79.67

N/A

Mette Kryger

80.58

N/A

Agathe Sauzon (I)

N/A

N/A

TEAM

304.75

N/A

HEAD COACH
COLETTE MURRAY (Jacksonville State '04) is in her sixth year as a head coach, all at Chattanooga.  The Mocs have 13 won team titles with 10 medalists under her watch.

LAST TIME OUT
UTC captured a clean sweep at the Lady Paladin Invitational winning by five as a team, while Marion Duvernay won her first collegiate event at three-over par 219. The Mocs shot 305-297-294 for an 896 coming from behind to beat host Furman.

UP NEXT
The Mocs return to the JMU/Eagle Landing Invite March 8-10 at Eagle Landing Golf Club in Orange Park, Fla., just outside Jacksonville.

NOTES
 - Chattanooga added one for the spring schedule in French transfer Agathe Sauzon. Sauzon comes to the Scenic City from Universite Claude Bernard in Lyon.

 - Six UTC golfers played the Lady Bulldog Individual Championship Feb. 2 at the University of Georgia Golf Course in Athens. Emily McLennan led the way tying for fifth with a three-over par 75. Duvernay missed the top 10 by a stroke tying for 12th at 78.

 - Former Mocs standout Christine Wolf (2008-11) earned partial status on the Ladies European Tour and full card on the LET Access Tour for 2013.

 - Former SoCon Golfer of the Year Emma de Groot (2008-11) is currently playing on the Australian Ladies Professional Golf Tour. She entered this past weekend No. 5 on its Order of Merit.

 - Chattanooga returns to two tourneys this spring while trying out four new locales. It's the fourth straight year UTC is in the JMU Eagle Landing and SunTrust Gator Women's Golf (5th overall) Invitationals. New events include this week's Central District Invite, Briers Creek Invite (Charleston, S.C.) and Marsh Landing Invite (Jacksonville, Fla.). The SoCon Championship returns to Moss Creek Golf Club. The Mocs have won the previous three years at Moss Creek.

 - Duvernay became the fifth Chattanooga golfer to win medalist honors. de Groot won a school-record six times with one each for Jordan Britt, Wolf and Kelly Brotherton.

 - Three Mocs finished in the top five at the Lady Paladin Invitational with Britt tied for second, two behind Duvernay. McLennan tied for fourth, one back of Britt.

 - It was the fourth career top 10 (2nd in 2012-13) for Duvernay. It was her first win but third top five. Britt had her second runner-up finish and fourth top 10 (3 top 5's). McLennan posted her first collegiate top 10.

 - Britt tallied her 150th career birdie in her final round at the Lady Paladin Invitational. She now has 152 birdies and 755 pars.

 - Britt has recorded 75 pars in her last two events, 12.5 per round. That includes a career-high 38 pars at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate followed by 37 at Furman. She has seven rounds with 12 or more pars so far including a stretch of five in a row spanning the start of the Mercedes-Benz through the second round at Furman.

 - Britt is the team leader in stroke average (74.67), par 4 scoring (4.16), par 5 scoring (tied, 5.00), counters (tied, 100%), eagles (tied, 0.08), pars (145), par/better holes (78.2%), fewest bogeys (3.33/rd) and fewest others (0.58/rd). She is third with 23 birdies.

 - Duvernay set a career-high with seven birdies in round one at the Lady Paladin which is the most by a Moc since eight by Wolf in the second round at the 2011 JMU Eagle Landing Invitational. Duvernay also registered a career-high 15 birdies for the event.

 - Duvernay leads the Mocs in par or better rounds with three, top 10's (2), birdies (35) and par three scoring (3.17).

 - Duvernay passed the 100-birdie and 600-par threshold for her career at Furman. Now has 114 birdies and 602 pars.

 - Duvernay's 219 (+3) tied her low 54-hole total. It matched her score in the season opening Wild Eggs Cardinal Cup where she finished tied for fourth.

 - McLennan is tied for first in Counters (100%) and Par 5 Scoring (5.00), while ranking second on the squad in several categories: Birdies (32), Par or Better Holes (68.5%), Fewest Others (tied, 0.83), Par 3 Scoring (tied, 3.27) and Par 4 Scoring (4.28).

 - Porsche Campbell opened her UTC career with a level-par round of 72 at the Wild Eggs Cardinal Cup playing as an individual. It included a team-best five birdies.

 - Isabella Loza is second to Britt in pars (10.2/rd) and fewest bogeys (4.33/rd).

 - Mette Kryger passed the 400-mark in career pars at Furman. She now has 405.

 - The 2011-12 Chattanooga Mocs women's golf team again ranked among the nation's smartest. UTC was No. 21 overall and No. 10 among NCAA Division I programs according to the National Golf Coaches Association. The Mocs had a combined grade point average of 3.621 for the academic year. That total was just a tick off of 2010-11's 3.649 that ranked 20th overall and 13th in Division I. Maju Loza and Kryger paced the academic effort with perfect 4.0 GPA's for the year. Loza majors in Mechanical Engineering, while Kryger studies are in Communications.

 - Duvernay just missed the top 10 at the European Amateur shooting a level-par total of 284. She shot rounds of 67, 70, 73 and 74 at Diners Golf and Country Club in Ljubljana, Slovenia. It was her top summer finish against a strong field.

 - Kryger had a very active summer schedule. Her best finish came in her home country of Denmark. She ended up third at the Danish International Ladies Championship in Silkeborg Golf Club. Kryger was a semifinalist at the Danish Ladies Match Play.

 - McLennan won three times with 14 other top 10s since 2010 playing in junior, women's amateur and pro events. She was the 2010 and 2011 Tasmanian Girls Masters Champ as well as the 2010 New Caledonia Open (pro event) winner. She went to the same golf academy in Australia as PGA Tour golfer Jason Day.

 - Loza is a freshman following in the footsteps of her sister Maria Juliana who just completed her four-year career in May. She owns wins on two continents. She won the 2011 Colombia National Championship and AJGA Preseason Junior at the Bridges. She also qualified for the 2011 U.S. Women's Amateur.

 - Campbell is a three-time junior winner in Canada. She competed in four events for the University of British Columbia (NAIA) in 2009-10.

 - The six Mocs come from six different countries: Britt (USA), Campbell (Canada), Duvernay (France), Kryger (Denmark), Loza (Colombia) and McLennan (Australia).

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