Britt Takes SoCon Honors Again As Golfer Of The Week

Thursday, April 10, 2014
Jordan Britt earns her third Southern Conference Golfer of the Week Award with a fourth-place finish at the Web.com.
Jordan Britt earns her third Southern Conference Golfer of the Week Award with a fourth-place finish at the Web.com.
- photo by GoMocs.com
SPARTANBURG, S.C. --- Jordan Britt…Southern Conference Golfer of the Week. That has a familiar ring to it. Not shocking since it’s the third such honor this spring for the senior from Chattanooga.

“It was a good tournament,” Britt said. “It is great to prove that I’m capable of shooting those numbers. You know you can do it, but it is very satisfying when you actually accomplish it.

“Its good momentum heading into conference this weekend,” Britt added. “It was a great feeling for Emily (McLennan) and me to have those breakthrough rounds, now we have to go out and finish it.”

Britt’s numbers were one part school record and two parts personal bests. She set a new school mark with a seven-under par 137 through 36 holes. The opening round 67 (-5) and final tally of 212 (-4) are career lows. They rank tied for second and third, respectively, all-time for a Mocs women’s golfer.

Jordan finished fourth at the Web.com Intercollegiate with her minus four total. She dominated Marsh Landing Country Club playing 49 of her 54 holes (90.7%) at par or better. Britt had a 34-hole bogey-free stretch from round one into the final 18.

She tied her season-high of five birdies on the opening card and 10 total for the tourney. The two birdies and 16 pars for the second 18 is her second blemish-free round of her career (2013 Cardinal Cup 2nd Round). Britt beat five nationally-ranked golfers including No. 37 Ashley Holder (UCF) by nine, No. 39 Jessica Porvasnik (Ohio State) by four and No. 47 Fanny Cnops (UCF) by five.

The three Golfer of the Week honors in one season is a school record. She is just the third SoCon performer to claim it three times in a year joining Fanny Cnops (UNCG – 2012) and Morgan Olds (Elon – 2005). Britt is the eighth SoCon student-athlete to win it three times in a career led by former teammate Emma de Groot (2008-11) with six.

Chattanooga has won the award four times in seven weeks this spring with Emily McLennan (Queensland, Australia) capturing it on March 26. That gives the school 14 all-time, one behind Elon (15) for most by a single institution.

The Mocs head to the Southern Conference Championship this weekend as the four-time defending champion. The event begins Sunday and ends on Tuesday, April 15 after 54 holes at Moss Creek Club in Hilton Head, S.C.


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