The 2013-14 season closed for the Chattanooga Mocs men’s golf team, but that does not mean golf is done for the student-athletes. The plethora of summer tournament choices keeps them busy. Eight of the 11 from last year’s team are in action this week.
The Scottish trio of Chris Robb, Liam Johnston and Ewan Scott got the week started at the 119th British Amateur Championship. The stroke play was played at Royal Portrush and Portstewart in Northern Ireland. Royal Portrush hosts the four days of match play beginning Thursday, June 19.
Robb and Johnston are among the top 64 and ties that are in play for the coveted crown. Robb shot 2-under par 139 to tie for sixth in stroke play qualifying with rounds of 70 (E) and 69 (-2). Johnston tallied 68 (-3) and 73 (+3) for a level-par total of 141 to tie for 16th. Scott bounced back from a struggle in round one to shoot 69 (-1) today, but it was not enough.
Zac Stolz teed off today at the 42nd Rice Planters Amateur at Snee Farm Country Club in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. Andrew Weathers, Stuart Thomas, Wes Gosselin and Kory Webb are also playing this weekend at the 14th annual Greystone Invitational in Birmingham, Ala. It opens play Thursday, June 19, and ends Sunday the 22nd.
“Summer tournaments are important,” Head Coach Mark Guhne stated. “It keeps that competitive edge. I’m excited to follow Chris and Liam this weekend along with our guys here in the southeast.”