CHATTANOOGA MOCS WOMEN'S GOLF
2011-12 SEASON REVIEW
2012 SOCON CHAMPS
SOCON MEDALIST JORDAN BRITT
2012 NCAA EAST REGIONAL
3rd Straight SoCon Title
2nd Consecutive SoCon Medalist
4th NCAA Team Appearance in a Row
5 NCAA Postseason Appearances in 5 years of the program's existence
COLETTE MURRAY (Jacksonville State '04) is in her fifth
year as a head coach, all at Chattanooga.
She began a program from scratch that had been discontinued in the
1980's. The Mocs have 12 team titles
with nine medalists under her watch. That includes the last three SoCon team
titles and two SoCon individual crowns. She has won two SoCon Coach of the Year
awards (2010, 2011).
LAST TIME OUT
Chattanooga finished 19th at the NCAA East Regional on
Penn State Blue Course. Maria Juliana
Loza (Bucaramanga, Colombia) tied for 19th shooting five-over par 221. She
fired rounds of 73, 72 and 76.
The 2012-13 is next on UTC's horizon.
- The Mocs completed their fifth postseason appearance in
five years of the program at the NCAA East Regional. The last four years has
been as a team, while Emma de Groot
(2008-11) qualified as an individual in 2008.
- Jordan Britt
(Chattanooga, Tenn.) tied Christine
Wolf's (2008-11) NCAA postseason program record with her 70 (-2) in the final round of the East Regional.
Wolf shot hers in the second round of the 2010 East Regional at Ironwood
Country Club in Greenville, N.C. Her five birdies tied her season-best total
and was the second-best round in a regional behind de Groot's six in 2010.
- Loza shot a career postseason-best 221 (+5) at the NCAA
East Regional. That 54-hole total is second only to de Groot's 220 (+4) in 2010
(Ironwood C.C., Greenville, N.C.).
- Loza's second-round 72 tied her NCAA postseason
personal best. She shot 72 in her final round last year vaulting into a playoff
for the final individual advancing spot at the Central Regional.
- Loza's tie for 19th is the fourth top 20 in Mocs
women's golf history in NCAA tourneys. She has two including her tie for eighth
at Notre Dame last season. de Groot (T17 - 2008 East Regional) and Wolf (T18 -
2011 Central Regional) have the other two.
- Loza's 2011 top 10 is the best finish by a Mocs women's
golfer in NCAA postseason play. She was named All-Central Regional after tying
for eighth at the 2011 Central Regional at Notre Dame's Warren Golf Course. She
birdied four of her last six holes.
- Sophomores Britt and Marion Duvernay (Publier, France) improved on their freshman marks
in NCAA Regional Play. The duo finished tied for 46th and tied for 76th after
tying for 112th and 89th, respectively, in 2011.
- Britt improved 20 shots in 2012 (225) compared to 2011
(245). Duvernay made sliced 10 shots from 240 to 230. Both student-athletes
shot the three lowest rounds of their brief postseason careers.
- Duvernay played the par 3s and par 5s at -1 at the East
- NCAA Regional team finishes under Murray:
South Bend, Ind.
State College, Pa.
- UTC has won three straight Southern Conference titles
and had back-to-back medalists. Britt won this year after finishing as
runner-up to de Groot in 2011.
- Britt's SoCon title is her first collegiate win. She
was runner-up last year to Emma de Groot also shooting 222. Runner-up Fanny
Cnops (UNCG) ended her season ranked No. 41 in the nation (Golfstat).
- Loza is one of five Mocs golfers all-time, second
female, to play in NCAA Regional competition all four years. She joins former
teammate Emma de Groot (2008-11), Derek Rende (2007-10), Fredrik Qvicker
(2007-10) and current Mocs standout Stephan Jaeger on the list.
- Stat leaders:
- Eagles: Mette Kryger, 2
- Birdies: Jordan Britt, 70 (2.33/rd)
- Pars: Marion Duvernay, 309/Maju Loza,
- Par/Better Holes: Britt, 68.7%
- Par 3 Scoring: Loza, 3.25 (+28)
- Par 4 Scoring: Britt, 4.32 (+96)
- Par 5 Scoring: Duvernay, 5.11 (+13)
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- Loza completed an amazing three-year run at the SoCon
Championship at Moss Creek (Hilton Head). Her third-place finish was her third
straight top five in the event including tying for fifth in 2011 and claiming
fourth in 2010.
- The Mocs had four student-athletes in the top 15 at the
SoCon Championship. Duvernay and Mette
Kryger (Nivaa, Denmark) tied for 14th.
- Britt made her first All-SoCon team after being an
All-Freshman selection in 2011. Kryger was named to the All-Freshman squad this
- Britt's 11 birdies at the SoCon Championship is not
only a season high for a Mocs, but it ties her career best (2010 Landfall
- Loza's 40 pars at the SoCon Championship is a season high
as well for UTC.
- Britt, Loza and Duvernay did not record a score high
than bogey at the SoCon Championship.
- Britt shot a career-best 220 (+4) at the JMU Eagle
Landing Invitational. She fired rounds of 70, 74 and 76. The 70 tied her
season-low as she tied for 10th, her second career top 10. The previous was her
runner-up finish at the 2011 Southern Conference Championship.
- Duvernay tied her career-best 54-hole total with her
221 at the Knights & Pirates Invite. She shot 76, 70 and 75 to finish tied
for ninth. It was her second top 10 of 2011-12 and the 70 tied for her
career-best 18. The 220 was the low 54-hole total of the season for the Mocs.
- Duvernay's tie for fifth at the season opener, Golfweek
Conference Challenge, was the best finish by a Moc in the fall. She shot
five-over par 221 with rounds of 72, 77 and 72.
- Loza's 221 at the NCAA East Regional matched Duvernay's
two 221 efforts tying for second-best 54-hole total behind Britt's 220. Britt
had a 221 as well at the Tar Heel Invite.
- Sophomore Sophie
Weilguni (Langenlois, Austria) joined the team in January. She played as an
individual on Kiawah Island finishing tied for 59th at 233 (+17), the team's
third-best result. She has played as a counting team member ever since.
- Kryger closed strong at Eagle Landing tallying her
first par or better round as a collegian. The 71 (-1) over the final 18 holes
bettered her prior low round of 73 done multiple times. The highlight of the
round came from a fairway bunker on the par four ninth hole. From 145 yards out
and the wind in her face, Kryger holed out with a five iron for her second
eagle of the season.
- Kryger played in one of the top international amateur
events in November. She was selected to
represent Denmark at the Spirit International at Whispering Pines Golf Club in
Trinity, Texas. The 72-hole competition
featured 80 female and male golfers from 20 invited countries each year. Each nation selects two women and two men to
represent it at the event. Kryger helped lead the Danish squad to an
eighth-place finish at 12-under par in combined totals, and a tie for seventh
on the women's side at four under with Sara Monberg (Tennessee) Kryger tied for
seventh in birdies scored with nine.
- Britt and Duvernay have the low round of the season for
the Mocs with 70s. Britt did it three times, while Duvernay recorded it twice.
- Duvernay posted a career-high five birdies on her card
in her two-under par 70 at the Tar Heel Invite.
- Loza missed her first collegiate even since joining the
program in the fall of 2008 at the Tar Heel Invitational due to an elbow
- The Mocs return three starters from last year's SoCon
Championship squad which tied the school record with four wins. All-SoCon and All-NCAA Central Regional Maju
Loza is back for her final season joined by SoCon All-Freshman performers Britt
- Kryger entered UTC with impressive credentials. She had two top 10s in 2011 after finishing
as runner-up in the 2010 Royal Tour Championship with four top 10s
overall. She has represented Denmark in
several team competitions.
- Britt had good results over the summer. She finished in the semifinals of the
Tennessee Amateur, quarterfinals of the Southern Women's Amateur and was 10th
in the Golf Capital of Tennessee Women's Open.
- Duvernay won the 2011 Yves Caillol Cup over the summer
shooting 219 (+3) and finished second in the Championnat de Leman.
- Chattanooga's women's golf team ranked as one of the
smartest in the nation last year, No. 13 among NCAA DI universities with a
3.649 cumulative grade point average. It
includes four returning NGCA Scholar All-Americans in Loza, Britt, Yushira Budhram
- The five Mocs come from five different countries: Britt
(American), Duvernay (French), Weilguni (Austrian), Kryger (Danish) and Loza
(Colombian). The signees for 2012-13 are Isabella Loza (Colombia), Emily
McLennan (Australia) and Porsche Campbell (Canada).
- Team Scores:
18 hole (293, Tar Heel Invite 3rd), 36 holes (596, Knights & Pirates
Invite), 54 holes (895, Knights & Pirates Invite).
Scores: 18 hole (70, Jordan Britt 4 times, Marion Duvernay twice), 36 holes
(144, Jordan Britt, JMU Eagle Landing Invite), 54 holes (220, Jordan Britt, JMU
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