UTC Women's Golf Returns To Action Friday In Nashville

Thursday, September 23, 2021
Carolina Hortian and the Chattanooga Mocs make a quick return to the tee this weekend at Vanderbilt’s Mason Rudolph Championships.
Carolina Hortian and the Chattanooga Mocs make a quick return to the tee this weekend at Vanderbilt’s Mason Rudolph Championships.
- photo by Don Luzynski/gomocs.com

Well that didn’t take long. The Chattanooga Mocs left Tennessee’s Mercedes-Benz Collegiate on Tuesday and take the tee Friday morning at the Vanderbilt Legends Club for the Mason Rudolph Championships. The ladies do so with the momentum of a strong start in Knoxville.

 

The Mocs finished tied for third behind runner-up individual performances by Esme Hamilton and Dorota Zalewska.

The duo shot 2-under 211 which led to further honors yesterday claiming Southern Conference co-Golfer of the Week.

 

Chattanooga topped sister school and host Tennessee (2 strokes), Texas Tech (4) and Maryland (5). Other notable wins include Virginia Tech (7 shots), ETSU (9), defending champ Kent State (14), Middle Tennessee (16) and Mercer (26). You can read about it here.

 

This weekend’s trip to Nashville is nothing new for the program. It’s eighth time the Mocs competed in the event and third trip for juniors Hamilton and Zalewska. Hamilton led the team’s efforts the last time there with a 2-over 218 which tied for 14th in a strong field.

 

Year

Team Finish

Scores

Top Individual

Scores

2008

13th

308-292-302=902

T35, Emma de Groot

76-74-73=223

2012

14th

311-317-310=938

T28, Jordan Britt

75-80-74=229

2014

7th

291-300-204=895

T13, Emily McLennan

71-73-76=220

2016

5th

292-295-292=879

T15, Cristina Perez

76-70-72=218

2017

12th

292-293-297=882

T40, Megan Woods

72-73-73=218

2018

14th

299-300=599

T15, Monica San Juan

70-73=143

2019

10th

292-304-297=893

T14, Esme Hamilton

72-76-70=218

 

This year’s lineup is headlined by Hamilton and Zalewska. They’re joined by sophomore Beatriz Barrios and freshmen Megan Docherty and Carolina Hortian. The quintet leads off at 9:45 a.m., Eastern time, in 10 minute intervals ending at 10:25. The Mocs are paired with Northwestern and Kentucky.

 

Mason Rudolph Championships

Sept. 24-26 | Franklin, Tenn.

 

Lineup

Starters: Beatria Barrios (So.), Megan Docherty (Fr.), Carolina Hortian (Fr.), Esme Hamilton (Jr.), Dorota Zalewska (Jr.)

 

Course

VU Legends Club | Par 72 | 6,475 yards

 

Field

Chattanooga, Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Kentucky, Georgia, Louisville, Middle Tennessee, Miss. St., Northwestern, Oregon, Ohio St., Vanderbilt & Washington

 

Live Scoring

N/A

 

3 Notes to Know

-       864 total at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate is fifth best 54-hole score in school history and best since 856 at the 2019 Princess Anne Invite.

-       176 holes played par or better on the counting cards, 81.5 percent as a group, was the best since the 2017 Mason Rudolph Championships at Vanderbilt. There was just one score higher than bogey.

-       Hamilton is averaging 74.03 over her last 60 cards with five top 5s & eight top 10s in 20 events over the last 2+ seasons.

 

Leaders

Scoring: Esme Hamilton/Dorota Zalewska, 70.33

Par or Better 54s: Hamilton/Zalewska, 1

Par or Better 18s: Hamilton/Zalewska, 2

Cards in 60s: Hamilton/Zalewska, 1

Par or Better Holes: Zalewska, 88.9%

Eagles/18: ---

Bridies/18: Hamilton, 3.00 (9)

Pars/18: Zalewska, 13.33 (40)

Bogeys/18: Zalewska, 2.00 (6)

Others/18: Hamilton/Zalewska, 0

Par 3 Scoring: Zalewska, 2.94 (-1)

Par 4 Scoring: Zalewska, 4.05 (+1)

Par 5 Scoring: Hamilton, 4.60 (-6)


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