CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. --- The Chattanooga Mocs women's golf
team returns to the tee Friday at the Mercedes-Benz Women's Championship in
Knoxville. Chattanooga is one of 14 teams in the field at Holston Hills Country
It's the third outing of the season for the Mocs. It's
the second time all six team members will compete as well. Like the Wild Eggs
Cardinal Cup to open the year, one of UTC's talented group will play as an
The lineup for the Mercedes-Benz features juniors Marion
Duvernay (Publier, France) and Jordan Britt (Chattanooga, Tenn.), sophomore Porsche
Campbell (Vancouver, Canada) and freshmen Isabella Loza (Bucaramanga, Colombia)
and Emily McLennan (Queensland, Australia). Sophomore Mette Kryger (Nivaa,
Denmark) will play as the individual this weekend.
The tournament opens on Friday, October 12, with 18 holes
per day through the final round Sunday. UTC's first tee time is 9:50 a.m. Follow
@UTCmocsgolf on Twitter for updates from the course. Live scoring and tee time
links will be on GoMocs.com if available.
2012 MERCEDES-BENZ COLLEGIATE CHAMPIONSHIP - OCT.
CHATTANOOGA, East Carolina, Eastern
Kentucky, Florida State, Furman, Iowa State, James Madison, Memphis, Miami,
Mississippi State, Northwestern, Penn State, Purdue, Tennessee, Texas A&M, UTSA
Dates: Oct. 12-14
Location: Knoxville, Tenn.
Format: 54 Holes (18 per day)
Course: Holston Hills C.C. (Par 72/Yardage 6,447)
No. of Teams: 16
Defending Champ: Alabama (284-289-292=865, +1)
Medalist: Stephanie Meadow, Alabama (68-71-72=211, -5)
MURRAY (Jacksonville State '04) is in her sixth year as a head coach, all at
Chattanooga. The Mocs have 12 team
titles with nine medalists under her watch.
LAST TIME OUT
Chattanooga finished 14th at the Mason Rudolph Women's Championship.
Jordan Britt (Chattanooga, Tenn.) paced the Mocs tying for 28th shooting 229
The Mocs play their final tourney of the fall slate heading to
conference-rival Furman, October 26-28. The 54-hole Lady Paladin Invitational
is played at the Furman Golf Club. Chattanooga won the event in its last visit
- One change to the lineup,
freshman Isabella Loza (Bucaramanga, Colombia) returns to the starting five
healed from her hand injury sustained prior to the Cardinal Cup. Sophomore
Mette Kryger (Nivaa, Denmark) will compete as an individual this weekend.
- Mercedes-Benz Collegiate
history for the Mocs:
T10, Maria Salinas, 217 (+1)
T20, Emma de Groot, 224 (+8)
T9, Christine Wolf, 216 (E)
- Britt is the team leader in pars (70),
par/better holes (75.9%), fewest bogeys (3.67/rd) and fewest others (0.67/rd).
She is tied for second with 12 birdies. Her 4.15 average is tops on par 4s.
- Emily McLennan (Queensland,
Australia) leads the squad with 15 birdies (2.5 per round). Her five in the
final round of the Mason Rudolph Women's Championship tied Porsche Campbell's
(Vancouver, Canada) first round of the season for team high. McLennan's nine
for the event is a team best thus far in 2012-13. She is also leading in par 3
(3.17) and par 5 scoring (5.00).
- Britt, Campbell and Marion
Duvernay (Publier, France) are tied for second behind McLennan with 12 birdies.
- Duvernay has proven strong in
season openers. Last year, she notched the best finish of her young career with
a tie for fifth at the Golfweek Conference Challenge. She bested that this year
tying for fourth at the Wild Eggs Cardinal Cup.
- Duvernay's 219 (+3) is a new
low 54-hole total. She did it with eight birdies, 35 pars and 11 bogeys. It was
her first full tournament without a score higher than bogey.
- Campbell opened her UTC career
with a level-par round of 72. It included a team-best five birdies. She is a
sophomore transfer from the University of British Columbia.
- Kryger is second to Britt in
pars with 66 (11.0/rd)
- 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 (American), Campbell (Canadian), Duvernay (French),
Kryger (Danish), Loza (Colombian) and McLennan (Australian).
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