Chattanooga shot a 7-under-par 281 Tuesday to roll to a 19-stroke victory over defending champion Georgia Southern at the Southern Conference men’s golf tournament played at Daniel Island Club’s Ralston Creek course.
Chattanooga finished the 54-hole tournament at 3-under-par 861 and won the league’s automatic NCAA bid. Georgia Southern finished at 880 while College of Charleston was third at 882, five shots in front of fourth-place Wofford.
The Mocs were led by Stephen Jaeger, who was named the league’s player of the year for the third straight season. Jaeger won medalist honors with a 54-hole score of 9-under-par 206, 11 shots ahead of teammate Chris Robb and Wofford’s Brannan Hudson.
MEN’S TEAM SCORES Chattanooga, 294-286-281—861; Georgia Southern, 290-301-289—880; College of Charleston, 295-298-289—882; Wofford, 291-306-290—887; Samford, 293-296-300—889; Furman, 295-301-301—897; Appalachian State, 300-302-295—897; Elon, 297-309-299—905; Davidson, 305-298-303—906; Western Carolina, 306-308-300—914; UNC Greensboro, 308-311-298—917.
MEN’S INDIVIDUALS Stephan Jaeger, Chattanooga, 66-72-69—207; Brannan Hudson, Wofford, 72-76-70—218; Chris Robb, Chattanooga, 76-71-71—218; Steven Fox, Chattanooga, 75-74-70—219; Zach Hartman, Georgia Southern, 73-74-72—219; Tanner Norton, Elon, 72-75-72—219; Casey O’Toole, Samford, 73-73-73—219; Austin Reeves, Furman, 72-70-77—219; Scott Wolfes, Georgia Southern, 72-77-70—219; Richard Fountain, Davidson, 73-77-70—220; Liam Johnston, Chattanooga, 77-72-71—220; J.T. Poston, Western Carolina, 80-70-70—220; Seth Stuart, College of Charleston, 74-75-71—220.
Chattanooga rallied for a three-stroke victory over UNC Greensboro Tuesday in the Southern Conference women’s golf tournament played at Moss Creek’s North course at Hilton Head Island. It was the third straight win for the Chattanooga program, which has been in existence for only five years.
Chattanooga trailed Greensboro by four shots going into the final round and finished the 54-hole event at 921 to earn the league’s automatic NCAA bid. Greensboro finished at 924 while College of Charleston was third at 939, 11 shots in front of fourth-place Furman.
Chattanooga’s Jordan Britt was the individual medalist with a 6-over-par 222, three shots better than Greensboro’s Fanny Cnops.
WOMEN’S TEAM SCORES Chattanooga, 317-303-301—921; UNC Greensboro, 306-310-308—924; College of Charleston, 314-317-308—939; Furman, 311-322-317—950; Appalachian State, 329-309-313—951; Western Carolina, 315-322-316—953; Elon, 310-327-323—960; Samford, 317-319-334—970; Wofford, 319-331-327—977; Citadel, 351-346-336—1033.
WOMEN’S INDIVIDUALS Jordan Britt, Chattanooga, 77-71-74—222; Fanny Cnops, UNC Greensboro, 75-78-72—225; Maria Juliana Loza, Chattanooga, 77-74-76—227; Ana Lucia Martinez, UNC Greensboro, 78-74-76—228; Laura Wearn, Furman, 79-79-73—231; Rumbidzai Masamvu, Appalachian State, 85-73-74—232; Alex Rancourt, Furman, 74-77-82—233; Leigh Whittaker, College of Charleston, 75-78-80—233; Vanessa Koechli, Charleston, 79-77-78—234; Blaire Minter, Western Carolina, 78-77-80—235; Begona Sarabia, UNC Greensboro, 74-79-82—235; Kathy Boehm, Charleston, 80-80-76—236; Rachel Nelson, Western Carolina, 79-79-78—236.