CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. --- The Chattanooga Mocs women's golf
team ended the fall on the right note winning the 2012 Lady Paladin
Invitational. Chattanooga did so in impressive fashion coming from behind to
beat host Furman on its home course by five.
Just as impressive, junior Marion Duvernay (Publier,
France) made it a clean sweep winning her first collegiate event. She was joined
in the top five by Jordan Britt (Chattanooga, Tenn.), who tied for second, and
Emily McLennan (Queensland, Australia), who tied for fourth.
Duvernay birdied her final two holes to top Britt by two
and McLennan by three. It was her second top five of the season opening in
September tying for fourth at the Wild Eggs Cardinal Cup.
UTC is now off until February. The team returns to the
tee February 18-19 at the Central District Invitational. The event is hosted by
Michigan State at River Wilderness Golf & Country Club in Parrish, Fla.
FALL WRAP-UP NOTES
3rd of 15 at Wild Eggs Cardinal Cup
14th of 15 at Mason Rudolph Women's Championship
14th of 16 at Mercedes-Benz Collegiate
1st of 14 at Lady Paladin Invitational
Feb. 18-19 at Central District Invitational
March 8-10 at JMU Eagle Landing Invitational
March 15-17 at SunTrust Gator Women's Golf Invite
March 25-26 at Briers Creek Invitational
April 8-9 at Marsh Landing Invitational
April 14-16 at SoCon Championship
May 9-11 - NCAA Regional
May 21-24 - NCAA Championship (Athens, Ga.)
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 (Publier, France) 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.
The Mocs open the spring portion of the schedule at the Central District
Invitational February 18-19 in Parrish, Fla. Played at River Wilderness Golf
& Country Club, the event is hosted by Michigan State. This is UTC's first
entry in the event.
- 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 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. Emma de Groot (2008-11) won a
school-record six times with one each for Jordan Britt (Chattanooga, Tenn.),
Christine Wolf (2008-11) and Kelly Brotherton.
- Three Mocs finished in the top
five at the Lady Paladin Invitational with Britt tied for second, two behind
Duvernay. Emily McLennan (Queensland, Australia) tied for fourth, one back of
- 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
- 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
- Duvernay passed the 100-birdie
and 600-par threshold for her career at Furman. Now has 114 birdies and 602
- 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 (Vancouver,
Canada) 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 (Bucaramanga,
Colombia) is second to Britt in pars (10.2/rd) and fewest bogeys (4.33/rd).
- Mette Kryger (Nivaa, Denmark)
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 (American), Campbell (Canadian), Duvernay (French),
Kryger (Danish), Loza (Colombian) and McLennan (Australian).
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