The Chattanooga Mocs open play in their eighth consecutive NCAA postseason Thursday at the Eugene Regional in Oregon. The three-day, 54-hole event is May 15-17 at Eugene Country Club.
Chattanooga is one of 13 teams along with 10 individuals headed to the site. Eugene Country Club plays to a par of 70 at 6,990 yards. The top five teams, along with the best two individual finishes on non-advancing squads, move on to the NCAA Championship May 23-28 at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kan.
Eugene Country Club is ranked in Golf Digest’s top 100 courses in the United States and as one of the top 100 modern courses by Golfweek. It was organized in 1899 and is the second oldest country club in the nation. Robert Trent Jones remodeled the layout in 1990. It hosted the NCAA Men’s Golf Championship (1959, 1978), U.S. Women’s Amateur (2008), U.S. Men’s Mid-Amateur (1993) and U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur (2002).
The Mocs are the No. 11 seed and opens play with East Tennessee State and Wichita State. The pairing starts at 12:15 p.m., Eastern time Thursday with the final of the five groups teeing off at 12:59 p.m. Seniors Chris Robb (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) and Davis Bunn (Knoxville, Tenn.), junior Liam Johnston (Dumfries, Scotland) and freshmen Wes Gosselin (Knoxville) and Ewan Scott (St. Andrews, Scotland) look punch the program’s fourth ticket to the NCAA Championship, the third as a team.