Chattanooga Athletics – Men’s Golf is Back in Action Monday in Nashville


SCORING | PAIRINGS | STATS/NOTES
 
CHATTANOOGA—The Chattanooga Mocs open play Monday at the Ryman Hospitality Intercollegiate. The two-day, 54-hole event begins with a shotgun start over 36 holes before a final 18 Tuesday at Richland Country Club in Nashville.
 
It’s the first outing since the Linger Longer Invitational 20 days prior. Eight Mocs are in the field with Luke Long, Lake Johnson, Andrew Weathers, Etienne Brault and Will Porter in the starting lineup. Oliver Simonsen, Phillip Hickam and Connor Nolan are competing as individuals.
 
UTC finished third in last year’s event. It’s one of 12 teams tackling Richland Country Club. Four top 100 teams – No. 74 Lipscomb, No. 76 Maryland, No. 91 Rice and No. 98 Cincinnati – are on tap with the Mocs just a step out at No. 101.
 
Links to live scoring and pairings are available above along with stats and notes. Here’s a look at the lineup along with a few extra tidbits for the day.
 
LINEUP
Luke Long (73.13), Lake Johnson (73.70), Andrew Weathers (74.20), Etienne Brault (74.85) & Will Porter (75.70). Individuals: Phillip Hickam (74.47), Oliver Simonsen (75.60) & Connor Nolan (76.09).
 
3 NOTES TO KNOW

  • Luke Long and Lake Johnson are tied for the team lead with 11 par or better rounds.
  • Etienne Brault and Phillip Hickam cemented places in the SoCon Championships lineup with strong play at Richland CC last year. Brault tied for 10th at 221 bouncing back strong from an opening 78. Hickam was two behind tied for 17th with 223.
  • Shot season-best 283 to open Linger Longer Invite last time out. First round average was 302.00 entering the event.

 
FIELD
Chattanooga, Abilene Christian, Belmont, Bradley, (98) Cincinnati, (74) Lipscomb, (76) Maryland, Memphis, (91) Rice, Samford, USC Upstate, Western Kentucky
 
COURSE
Richland Country Club – Par 71 – 6,962 yards
 
DATES/TEE TIMES (EDT) – ADMISSION IS FREE
Monday – April 9 – TBA
Tuesday – April 10 – TBA
 
Live scoring and pairing links are at atop this story when available.
 
HISTORY
2017: 3rd, 305-296-291=892 | T6, Wes Gosselin, 74-73-70=217
 
DEFENDING CHAMPS
Team: Lipscomb, 284-290-285=859, +7
Medalist: Braden Thornberry, Ole Miss, 65-69-65=199, -14
 
TEAM LEADERS
Scoring Average: Luke Long: 73.13
Par 3: Oliver Simonsen, 3.06
Par 4: Lake Johnson, 4.12
Par 5: Etienne Brault, 4.72
Eagles/18: Brault, 0.30
Birdies/18: Long, 3.57
Pars/18: Phillip Hickam, 11.20
 
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ABOUT CHATTANOOGA GOLF

The Chattanooga Mocs golf program has won six Southern Conference Championships (1987, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013) since joining the league in 1977-78. The Mocs have twice been ranked No. 1 in the nation during the falls of 2008 and 2009. It boasts:

– 4 NCAA Championships Appearances: 1993 (Individual-Neil Connolly), 2009, 2012, 2014 (Individual-Chris Robb).

– 3 All-Americans: Jonathan Hodge (2008), Stephan Jaeger (2012) and Chris Robb (2014).

– 1 NCAA Regionals Team Title: 2012 Bowling Green.

– 1 NCAA Regionals Medalist: Stephan Jaeger (2012 Bowling Green).

– 8 NCAA Regionals Team Appearances: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

– 3 NCAA Regionals Individual Appearances: Neil Connolly (1992, 1993) and Wes Gosselin (2016).

– 2 Top 25 season-ending rankings: 2008 (12) and 2009 (25).

– 1 PGA TOUR Member: Stephan Jaeger (2018).

– 1 United States Amateur Champion: Steven Fox (2012).

– 1 Scottish Amateur Champion: Chris Robb (2014).

– 8 Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars: Derek Rende (2009, 2010), Jaeger (2011, 2012), Gosselin (2016, 2017), Phillip Hickam (2017) and Stuart Thomas (2017).

– 2 SoCon Champions: Donnie Green (1978) and Jaeger (2012).

– 5 SoCon Golfers of the Year: Hodge (2007, 2008) and Jaeger (2010, 2011, 2012).

– 3 SoCon Freshman of the Years – Rende (2007), Jaeger (2009) and Andrew Weathers (2015).





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