UTC Golfers End Season After 9th Place Finish At NCAA Regionals

Saturday, May 18, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio --- The Chattanooga Mocs men’s golf team battled on Saturday but could not make up enough ground to reach the top five and advance from the NCAA Columbus Regional. UTC shot 291 (+7) in the final round to end up tied for ninth on the Scarlet Course.

The Mocs tied Charlotte with a 54-hole total of 889. Fifth-ranked New Mexico captured the regional shooting 870. The Lobos will be joined in Atlanta for the NCAA Championship by No. 18 Auburn (872), No. 20 South Carolina (872), UNLV (878) and Texas Tech (879).

Virginia’s Denny McCarthy fired a five-under par 66 to claim the individual berth from a non-advancing team.

Senior Steven Fox (Hendersonville, Tenn.) closed out his collegiate career tying for 22nd. His even par 71 today led the Mocs and gave him a three-round total of 221. He ended up three shots ahead of Liam Johnston (Dumfries, Scotland) who tied for 37th at 224.

Two strokes separated the remaining three UTC student-athletes. Chris Robb (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) shot 226 to tie for 48th. That was one clear of Davis Bunn (Knoxville, Tenn.) who tallied 227 and two from Benni Weilguni (Langenlois, Austria) at 228.

UNM’s James Erkenbeck won medalist honors with a final round 68. His three-under par 210 was four better than a trio of golfers tied for second including McCarthy, Dominic Bozzelli (Auburn) and Matthew NeSmith (South Carolina).

Chattanooga completes another successful season. The team captured its sixth Southern Conference Championship and fifth in seven years. Robb won his second collegiate title in October at the Bridgestone Golf Collegiate.

NCAA Columbus Regional
May 16-18 – Scarlet Course – Columbus, Ohio

1) No. 5 New Mexico

294-293-283

870 (+18)

2) No. 20 South Carolina

288-296-288

872 (+20)

tie) No. 18 Auburn

293-293-286

872 (+20)

4) UNLV

292-292-294

878 (+26)

5) Texas Tech

299-288-292

879 (+27)

6) Virginia

303-294-285

882 (+30)

7) No. 8 Stanford

291-295-298

884 (+32)

8) Missouri

294-301-291

886 (+34)

9) Chattanooga

304-294-291

889 (+37)

tie) Charlotte

287-309-293

889 (+37)

11) San Francisco

297-299-297

893 (+41)

12) Georgia Southern

298-308-309

915 (+63)

13) Valparaiso

309-308-310

927 (+75)

Mocs:

T22) Steven Fox

73-77-71

221 (+6)

T37) Liam Johnston

74-78-72

224 (+9)

T48) Chris Robb

79-72-75

226 (+11)

T51) Davis Bunn

78-76-73

227 (+12)

T55) Benni Weilguni

83-69-76

228 (+13)


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