SPARTANBURG, S.C. --- Chattanooga Mocs senior Stephan Jaeger (Munich, Germany) was named Southern Conference Golfer of the Month for March by the league office Tuesday. It is the second time Jaeger has won the honor with the first coming in March 2011.
Jaeger, ranked No. 25 in the latest Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index, had his best finish at the Linger Longer Invitational ending up third in a field featuring nine players in the top 100 including three Ben Hogan Award candidates including himself. He shot minus six in the event with two rounds in the 60’s which gave him the UTC record for career cards in the 60’s with 24.
He had two impressive performances at the Collegiate Match Play presented by Callaway. Jaeger halved his match with No. 11 Talor Gooch to clinch the team win over No. 22 Oklahoma State in the quarterfinals coming back from a three-hole deficit. He ended the event with a 2&1 win over No. 10 Max Homa of Cal.
Jaeger is a seven-time SoCon honoree for in-season play. He has been named golfer of the week five times to go with the two monthly honors. He is also two-time defending SoCon Golfer of the Year, three-all-league pick and the 2009 Freshman of the Year.
It’s the ninth player of the month all-time for the UTC program. Jonathan Hodge (2006-09) won it four times. Western Carolina holds the record with 10 with Matt Cook (2005-08) winning it nine times in four seasons.
The Mocs are off until April 15-17 when they travel to Daniel Island, S.C., for the Southern Conference Championship. Live scoring can be accessed on GoMocs.com via the men’s golf schedule page.