UTC Golfers Sixth At Cherokee Country Club
Monday, September 20, 2021
The Chattanooga Mocs got the 2021-22 season off to a good start sitting in sixth after a 36-hole day at Cherokee Country Club. The Mocs 578 total is seven strokes out of first behind host Tennessee and BYU. Texas Tech, Miami (Fla.) and Augusta are tied for third with 574s.
The Mocs got off to a fast start with 4-over 288 through the early 18. Dorota Zalewska led the way with a career-low 68. That 3 under total was supported by Esme Hamilton and Beatriz Barrios' 72s and Megan Docherty with 76.
Carolina Hortian had the drop score at 81. That put the team in a tie for fourth with BYU.
The group came back with 290 in the afternoon round. Hamilton had the low score of 1-under 70 with Zalewska shooting level-par 71. Docherty came back with 73 while Hortian ended her day with 76. Barrios had the drop score of 80.
Zalewska is fourth overall with 3-under 142. Hamilton joins her in the top 10 tied for seventh at even-par 142. Docherty is next with 149 followed by Barrios and Hortian turning in 152 and 157, respectively.
Zalewska's previous low came in the 2019 Mercedes-Benz. That was a 1-under 70. She now has eight par or better career cards. Her 68 is the best tally by a Moc in 28 rounds in the event as was the 288 round while tying 36-hole score of 578. Those are just ahead of 289 (done twice) and 578 (in 2019).
The field returns to CCC Tuesday morning for a final 18. Chattanooga is matched with Miami (Fla.) and Augusta leading off holes 4-6 in the 9 a.m., shotgun start. Live scoring link is at the top of the story.