Mocs 12th At Golfweek Conference Challenge

Monday, September 16, 2013

The Chattanooga Mocs had a better score in round two of the Golfweek Conference Challenge improving by eight shots with a 297 Monday. There was a little carryover of yesterday’s finishing theme.

UTC was three-over par through 17 holes today before giving back six strokes on the final hole, the par four ninth with two doubles and a triple bogey.

“We came back strong for 17 holes today,” Head Coach Mark Guhne said. “Yesterday it was 12 holes, today 17. We have to close out our rounds. There is too much ability in this lineup to struggle at the end of rounds.”

Senior Davis Bunn (Knoxville, Tenn.) was the top Chattanooga performer on day two. He tallied four birdies and 12 pars turning in a two-under par 70. Freshman Brooks Thomas (Chattanooga) is low for the two days at three-over par 147. He turned in a one-over 73 today.

Benni Weilguni (Langenlois, Austria) and Chris Robb (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) rounded out the counting scores with twin 77’s. Ewan Scott (St. Andrews, Scotland) had the drop score with a 78.

Oklahoma fired a 10-under par 278 to take a 13-shot advantage over first round leader Houston. The Sooners are at 568 (-8) with the Cougars in second at 581. New Mexico is third at 582 with Virginia Tech (583) another stroke back in fourth.

There is a four-way tie atop the individual lead at minus three. Stewart Jolly (LSU), Tyler Merkel (Ball State), James Newton (Central Arkansas) and Beau Titsworth (OU) are one shot ahead of another quartet tied for fifth at 142.

It’s a shotgun start for the Mocs in Tuesday’s final round beginning at 9:30 a.m., Eastern time. Click the link above to access live scoring over the final 36 holes and follow @GoMocsMGLF on Twitter for updates.


Competitive Fire Still Burns Hot For Jeff Stracener

How many runners can you name that were really competitive back in the early 1980s when the first running boom came along and literally swept Americans off their feet? On a more serious note, how many of those runners you just brought to memory are still competing? In case you're having a hard time coming up with a name, add Jeff Stracener to those two lists. The 56-year-old ... (click for more)

Baylor Soccer Falls To Region Rival MBA 1-0

The Baylor soccer team lost to MBA in region soccer match 1-0. Andrew Comwell (MBA) scored at the 31st minute in the game. Shots: Baylor- 5 MBA-7 Saves: Baylor- (Colin Brewer)- 6 MBA ( Drew Benson)- 5 Record: 10-3 (2-1) (click for more)

City Applies For $27 Million Federal Grant On $52 Million Wilcox Tunnel Project

The city is applying for a $27 million federal TIGER 6 grant for a $52 million complete reworking of the narrow Wilcox Tunnel through Missionary Ridge. The project would leave the current tunnel in place for westbound traffic with a single lane and build a new two-lane tunnel for eastbound traffic. There would be an emergency egress cross passage between the two. Final ... (click for more)

NAACP Recommends Staying Away From Planned Protest By Neo-Nazi Group

The president of the Chattanooga Chapter of the NAACP, urged local residents to stay away from a planned rally here by the Nationalist Socialist Movement in August. James R. Mapp said the group seeks to provoke incidents and said counter-protests could lead to problems. Mr. Mapp said, "On April 8th, 2014, reports surfaced throughout the Chattanooga-Hamilton County region that ... (click for more)

State Moving Forward In Educational Improvements

The State Collaborative on Reforming Education released the following statement from President and CEO Jamie Woodson regarding the 2014 legislative session in Tennessee and HB1549/SB1835, which passed the General Assembly Thursday: After a year of extensive public and legislative conversation regarding higher academic standards and related strategies to improve student learning, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Some Really Funny Tweets

I am not on Twitter so I don’t tweet. Difficulties with my right hand don’t even allow me to text and when you blend in the fact I am now a bonafide senior citizen, it is ample reason for me to live a life where I am lacking in what otherwise might be achieved through social networking. Twitter has done real well without me. It is one of the 10 most visited websites in the world; ... (click for more)