Bridgestone Golf Collegiate Runner-Ups: Head Coach Mark Guhne, Volunteer Asst. David McKenna, Wes Gosselin, Davis Bunn, Johnston, Chris Robb & Ewan Scott. Photo by Tim Cowie.
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Mocs Furious Finish Nets Runner-Up

GREENSBORO, N.C. --- The Chattanooga Mocs men’s golf team finished second at the Bridgestone Golf Collegiate. It needed a fabulous finish to end the fall with its best finish.

“I am really proud,” Head Coach Mark Guhne said. “We got off to a slow start, but what a finish.”

The Mocs were seven-over par just past the mid-way point in the round. The counting scores played minus nine the rest of the way to shoot two-under 286 for their final 18. It’s the third-best round in 14 thus far.

“Liam (Johnston) and Ewan (Scott) were outstanding over the final holes,” Guhne added. “I am happy with second against a pretty good field along with having three guys in the top 10.”

The field included the No. 10 team in the nation in Virginia Tech as well as three ranked in the 30’s. The Mocs beat the Hokies by five, No. 30 Iowa State by 16, No. 31 Purdue by seven and No. 33 Memphis by three.

Johnston (Dumfries, Scotland) tied his career-best round with a 67. He opened his round with 11 straight pars before a birdie binge. He recorded five in a row for his five-under total and a level-par 144 finish, tying for ninth. It is his third top 10 in three starts in 2013-14 as well as third round in the 60’s.

Scott (St. Andrews, Scotland) posted his second straight top 10 ending up at two-under par 142. His tie for third is a career-best for the freshman. He played minus four over his last six holes to join Johnston in securing the squad’s runner-up finish.

Senior Chris Robb (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) rebounded after a slow start. He bogeyed the first three holes, but played the final 15 at minus two. His 73 (+1) gave him a one-under par 143, tying for sixth.

Wes Gosselin (Knoxville, Tenn.) was the final counter with a three-over 75 for a total of 149. Davis Bunn (Knoxville) rounded out the team scoring at 155. Stuart Thomas (Knoxville) shot a second straight 75 to end up at 150.

Chattanooga ended up six shots behind North Carolina. The Tar Heels shot 283 (-5) for a 36-hole 571 (-5). The Mocs shot one-over 577 which was three clear of third-place Memphis and five ahead of Virginia Tech at 582.

UNC’s Henry Do and Memphis’s Lars van Meijel shared medalist honors at five under (139). Scott tied for third three back at 142 followed by Robb (T6) and Johnston (T9) within one and two shots, respectively.

A handful of Mocs take on the Savannah Quarters Individual February 10-11 in Savannah, Ga. The team returns to action February 17-18 at the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate.

Bridgestone Golf Collegiate
Oct. 26-27 – Grandover Resort East Course – Greensboro, N.C.

1) North Carolina

288-283

571 (-5)

2) Chattanooga

291-286

577 (+1)

3) Memphis

297-283

580 (+4)

4) Virginia Tech

291-291

582 (+6)

5) Purdue

296-288

584 (+8)

tie) Georgia State

304-280

584 (+8)

7) UNCG

290-295

585 (+9)

8) Washington State

293-294

587 (+11)

9) VCU

296-292

588 (+12)

tie) Mississippi State

298-290

588 (+12)

11) N.C. State

292-300

592 (+16)

12) William & Mary

302-291

593 (+17)

tie) Iowa State

305-288

593 (+17)

14) High Point

309-303

612 (+36)

Mocs

   

T3) Ewan Scott

71-71

142 (-2)

T6) Chris Robb

70-73

143 (-1)

T9) Liam Johnston

77-67

144 (E)

T36) Wes Gosselin

74-75

149 (+5)

T68) Davis Bunn

76-79

155 (+11)

T44) Stuart Thomas (Ind.)

75-75

150 (+6)


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