Moc Golfers Tie For 5th In Texas Tournament

Sunday, February 24, 2013

HUMBLE, Texas --- The Chattanooga Mocs men’s golf team shot 295 (+7) in Sunday’s final round to move up to a tie for fifth finish at the Bayou City Collegiate Championship. The event was played on Redstone Golf Club’s Tournament Course which is the site of the PGA Tour’s Shell Houston Open.

Senior Steven Fox (Hendersonville, Tenn.) led the Mocs tying for 18th at one-over par 217. He shot consistent rounds of 72, 73 and 72 for his total. Junior Davis Bunn (Knoxville, Tenn.

) was just as solid tying for 22nd a stroke back at 218 (+2). He carded scores of 73, 72 and 73.

Liam Johnston (Dumfries, Scotland) was one more shot behind Fox tying for 25th at 219 (+3). After opening the tourney shooting 69 and 71, Johnston struggled with a seven-over par 79 Sunday. He recorded the final round drop score for the team.

Chris Robb (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) tied Fox for the team lead today with a 72 as well. He tied for 46th at 223. Benni Weilguni (Langenlois, Austria) rounded out the team scoring with a 78 today for a three-day total of 234.

No. 3 Texas ran away with the title shooting 22-under 842. The Longhorns won by 21 over co-host Houston at 863, while South Carolina took third at plus seven (871). UT’s Brandon Stone shot 67 (-5) today to win medalist honors at 207 (-9), three strokes clear of teammate and runner-up Julio Vegas at 210 (-6).

The Mocs are off until March 11-12 when the squad tees it up at the Auburn Tiger Shootout. The two-day, 54-hole event’s live scoring is available via the men’s golf schedule page on GoMocs.com and fans can follow @GoMocsMGLF on twitter for updates.

Bayou City Collegiate Championship

Feb. 22-24 – Redstone Golf Club Tournament Course

1) No. 3 Texas

285-274-283

842 (-22)

2) Houston

294-282-287

863 (-1)

3) South Carolina

294-286-291

871 (+7)

5) Louisiana Tech

291-287-296

874 (+10)

5) Chattanooga

290-290-295

875 (+11)

tie) Baylor

286-286-303

875 (+11)

7) Charlotte

289-285-304

878 (+14)

8) East Carolina

290-295-295

880 (+16)

9) Lamar

295-292-294

881 (+17)

10) UTSA

292-296-295

883 (+19)

11) Houston Baptist

294-296-302

892 (+28)

12) Indiana

296-297-300

893 (+29)

13) UT Arlington

290-299-307

896 (+32)

tie) New Mexico State

299-289-308

896 (+32)

15) Rice

309-301-307

917 (+53)

Mocs:

T18) Steven Fox

72-73-72

217 (+1)

T22) Davis Bunn

73-72-73

218 (+2)

T25) Liam Johnston

69-71-79

219 (+3)

T46) Chris Robb

77-74-72

223 (+7)

76) Benni Weilguni

76-80-78

234 (+18)


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