Chattanooga wins fourth consecutive Southern Conference Championship
HILTON HEAD, S.C. -- Chattanooga made it four in a row on Tuesday, capturing the Southern Conference Championship at Moss Creek Golf Club. UTC shot 298 in the final round for the six-stroke win against the surging Furman Paladins.
The Mocs total of 895 (+31) was the lowest in the five years the tournament has been played at Moss Creek’s Devil’s Elbow course. It was also the second lowest all-time behind Western Carolina’s 894 in 2003 at Waynesville Golf and Country Club.
Sophomore Agathe Sauzon led the way, capturing the individual title in a playoff with Mary Chandler Bryan of College of Charleston. The two finished at two-over par 218 and headed to a 55th hole.
Sauzon dropped a birdie in the hole for her first collegiate win. Sauzon shot two-over par 218 for the week and was plus-three through her last 108 holes.
Emily McLennan recorded her third top-five finish of the season, tying for fifth. She shot rounds of 72, 74 and 76 to shoot 222 (+6). She was key in the win, firing one-under par on the back nine to help hold off the Paladins.
Isabella Loza missed a top-10 finish by just two shots. She carded a final round 75 (+3), which was matched by Jordan Britt, who tied for 16th. Loza ended the tournament at 230, while Britt completed her 54 holes at 232. Porsche Campbell closed out at 235.
Furman tied the tournament record for low round with a 291, matching UNCG’s mark in round two. Furman ended up at 901 through the 54 holes, two ahead of the Spartans in third at 903. College of Charleston was fourth with a total of 921.