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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. --- The Chattanooga Mocs women’s golf team opens NCAA East Regional Play Thursday at Auburn University Club in Auburn, Ala. The three-day, 54-hole event is slated for play May 9-11 with 24 teams and six individuals vying to advance to the NCAA Championship.

This year’s finals host is the University of Georgia. The NCAA Championship is May 21-24 on the UGA Golf Course. Eight teams and two individuals on non-advancing teams will move on from Auburn to Athens.

The Mocs are peaking at the right time after capturing their second win of the year last time out. Victory No. 2 came at the Southern Conference Championship marking four straight for the program. Agathe Sauzon (Valence, France) became the third straight Chattanooga medalist in the tourney (Emma de Groot 2011, Jordan Britt 2012) winning with a birdie on the first playoff hole against Mary Chandler Bryan of College of Charleston.

The UTC lineup features Sauzon, Britt, Porsche Campbell (Vancouver, Canada), Isabella Loza (Bucaramanga, Colombia) and Emily McLennan (Queensland, Australia). It is the sixth regional appearance for the program in the six years of the program’s existence.

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 NCAA EAST REGIONAL – MAY 9-11
TOURNAMENT FIELD
Alabama, Alabama State, Arkansas, Auburn, UCLA, UCF, CHATTANOOGA, East Tennessee, East Carolina, Eastern Kentucky, FIU, James Madison, Kentucky, Ole Miss, North Carolina, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Oklahoma State, Penn State, Tennessee, Texas, Texas State, Tulane, Virginia

TOURNAMENT FIELD – Ranking

Team (As of 5/2)

Golfstat

Golfweek

Alabama

2

2

Arkansas

5

6

UCLA

8

7

North Carolina

11

15

Virginia

13

14

Oklahoma State

17

16

Tulane

20

19

Texas

23

17

Notre Dame

26

30

Northwestern

29

23

Tennessee

31

31

Kentucky

35

32

Texas State

38

38

Auburn

42

39

UCF

44

47

Penn State

47

43

East Carolina

50

54

FIU

53

53

Ole Miss

55

49

East Tennessee

59

59

CHATTANOOGA

71

69

James Madison

102

95

Eastern Kentucky

177

175

Alabama State

225

224

TOURNAMENT INFO
Dates: May 9-11
Location: Auburn, Ala.
Format: 54 Holes (18 per day)
Course: Auburn University Club (Par 72/6,259 yards)
No. of Teams: 24 + 6 Individuals
2012 Champ: South Carolina (288-294-291=873, +9)
Medalist: Katerina Ruzickova, Texas A&M (67-73-73=213, -3)

LINEUP

NAME

OVERALL AVG

SPRING

Agathe Sauzon

75.56

75.56

Emily McLennan

75.77

76.07

Jordan Britt

76.40

77.80

Isabella Loza

77.92

76.83

Porsche Campbell

79.41

79.00

TEAM

304.817

303.77

HEAD COACH
COLETTE MURRAY (Jacksonville State ‘04) is in her sixth year as a head coach, all at Chattanooga.  The Mocs have 14 won team titles (3 SoCon) with 10 medalists (2 SoCon) under her watch.

LAST TIME OUT
Chattanooga claimed its fourth straight Southern Conference Championship while capturing its third medalist honor in a row. The team shot its best 54-hole total of 2012-13 at 895 (297-300-298) to win by six over Furman. Agathe Sauzon won with a birdie in a playoff for the individual title after shooting two-over 218.

UP NEXT
The Mocs are battling for one of eight coveted spots in the 2013 NCAA Women’s Championship. That event is May 21-24 at the UGA Golf Course in Athens, Ga.

NOTES
- UTC is making its fifth regional appearance as a team, sixth overall. The program is in just its sixth year of existence.

- Junior Jordan Britt is making her third NCAA Regional appearance playing on the 2011 and 2012 entries.

- Sauzon is on quite a run. She is +3 over her last 108 holes with two top 10’s including her first win. She has one eagle, 11 birdies and 81 pars over those six rounds.

- The playoff win for SoCon Medalist was an impressive display from Sauzon. College of Charleston’s Mary Chandler Bryan was on the front of the green with an uphill 30-footer for birdie. Sauzon pulled out her 52 degree wedge and hit it to within three feet from 96 yards out to capture the title with birdie.

- Sauzon has posted 38 or more pars in four tournaments with a team-high 41 at the Web.com Intercollegiate. She leads the squad averaging 12.28 pars per round.

- Sauzon also leads in scoring average (75.56), par 3 scoring (3.15), par 5 scoring (5.06), par/better rounds (4), par/better holes (76.2%) and fewest bogeys (3.33/rd).

- Sauzon’s stroke average is 74.21 in her 14 counting rounds.

- The 75.56 average for Sauzon would be a sophomore record. Emma de Groot (2008-11) is close behind at 75.89 in 2009.

- Emily McLennan leads the way in par 4 scoring (4.26), birdies (64) and top 10’s (4). She is second in scoring (75.77) and is the only student-athlete to count in all 30 teams rounds.

- McLennan’s 75.77 is second only to de Groot’s 74.06 in 2007-08 among freshman averages.

- Isabella Loza has turned up her game in the spring. She has been the Mocs’ low scorer in three of the six 2013 team events. She is tied for the season high for pars in a round (15 - SunTrust Gator) with Sauzon.

- Britt leads in fewest others (0.63/rd).

- Porsche Campbell led the Mocs with seven birdies at the SoCon Championship.

- Mette Kryger improved her scoring average after a tough fall. She posted 77.0 strokes per round in the spring after making the “turn” at 80.58 in the fall.

- Sauzon was named SoCon April Golfer of the Month for her exceptional play winning the SoCon Championship and tying for eighth at the Web.com Intercollegiate. Her scoring average for the month was 72.5 strokes per round.

- Sauzon earned Southern Conference Golfer of the Week honors on April 10 for her play at the Web.com Intercollegiate.

- Sauzon’s +1 total of 217 at last week’s Web.com Intercollegiate is the Mocs lowest 54-hole total since Christine Wolf’s 209 at the 2011 JMU Eagle Landing Invitational.

- 47 of Sauzon’s 54 holes at the Web.com Intercollegiate were played par or better. She dropped her score vs. Par by 1.05 strokes from 5.58 before the event to 4.53 after.

- McLennan was named Southern Conference Golfer of the Week after her third top 10 of 2012-13. She tied for ninth at the JMU Eagle Landing Invitational shooting rounds of 71, 74 and 76 for a five-over par total of 221. It is her season-low 54-hole score.

- Sauzon tied for 13th in just her second collegiate event shooting six over 222 (76-73-73) at the JMU Eagle Landing Invitational. She tied the season high with 38 pars for the event while her 15 in the final round is a season best.

- Six UTC golfers played the Lady Bulldog Individual Championship Feb. 2 at the University of Georgia Golf Course in Athens. McLennan paced the Mocs tying for fifth with a three-over par 75.

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

- 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.

- 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) finished second in the Club Car series on the Australian Ladies Professional Golf Tour. She posted her first win (Antill Park Ladies Pro Am) along with two other top 10 finishes including runner-up at the Mount Broughton Classic. She plans to return to the U.S, for the Symetra Tour this summer.

- 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.

- 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), Sauzon (France), Kryger (Denmark), Loza (Colombia) and McLennan (Australia).

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