UTC's Robb Finishes NCAA Championship Tied For 15th

Monday, May 26, 2014

Chris Robb (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) saved his best for last. He shot a career-best 64 (-6) in the final round of his collegiate career at the NCAA Men’s Golf Championship at Prairie Dunes Country Club. That pushed him 60 spots up the leaderboard into a tie for 15th which earns Golf Coaches Association of America All-America honors.

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Robb completed the last 11 holes this morning after play was suspended by yet another weather delay Sunday evening. He was -1 for his last 18 when he started Monday and parred his next five holes through 13. That’s when the fireworks started.

He birdied the par four 14th and par three 15th to get to -3. After a par on 16, he closed out with three straight birdies for his -6 total. That gave him a 54-hole score of 208, -2.

Robb was tied for 75th when the final round began. He ended up tied for 15th to earn All-American status.

“Nothing was really different today except the putts were rolling in,” Robb said. “It was great to see them start to drop. I let myself get a little frustrated yesterday, but I just came out this morning and took a fresh start to it.”

Robb is just the second individual at Chattanooga to qualify for the NCAA Championship joining Neil Connolly in 1993. He joins Stephan Jaeger as the only Mocs to play in two NCAA Championships.

The 2013-14 season is over for the Mocs. The team returns to action in September return eight of 11 student-athletes as Robb, Davis Bunn (Knoxville, Tenn.) and Benni Weilguni (Langenlois, Austria) graduated in May. The trio was a part of three Southern Conference Championship squads, an NCAA Regional Champion (2012), made four regional appearances and participated in two NCAA Championships.

For his part, Robb took full advantage of his final collegiate opportunity. He was thoughtful when asked about the five birdies over the final six holes.

“It was a fantastic way to finish a collegiate career,” he added. “It’s bittersweet I suppose. Chattanooga has been awesome to me, and I’ve loved it. I’m sure I’ll be back at some point. I couldn’t have asked for a better finish other than I would like to have won.

“As far as a single round, it was a fantastic way to end.”

Stanford’s Cameron Wilson won the individual title in a playoff over Georgia Tech’s Ollie Schniederjans. The duo tied at 204. Wilson won it with a birdie on the par five 17th, the third playoff hole.

Wilson’s Cardinal led the stroke play team leaderboard at -13 (827). Stanford is joined in advancing to match play by Alabama (836), LSU (836), Oklahoma State (840), Georgia Tech (841), UCLA (844), SMU (845) and Illinois (845).


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