Chattanooga Mocs Men's Golf Guide
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NCAA REGIONAL: 2007-12 • CHAMPS 2012 • NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP: 2009, 2012 GENERAL INFO 2012-13 MOCS GOLF QUICK FACTS Location ..............................................Chattanooga, Tenn. Founded .................................................................... 1886 Enrollment ............................................................. 11,660 Nickname .................................................................. Mocs Colors .............................................Navy, Old Gold & Silver Affiliation .................................................. NCAA Division I Conference ..........................................................Southern Interim Chancellor....................................Dr. Grady Bogue Interim Director of Athletics ..........................Laura Herron Athletics Website........................................... GoMocs.com Twitter.......................................................@GoMocsMGLF Facebook ...............................................................GoMocs TABLE OF CONTENTS Practice Facility & Home Courses ..................................2-3 The University ..............................................................4-5 The City ........................................................................6-7 Academic Services........................................................... 8 Media Exposure............................................................... 9 Sports Medicine ............................................................ 10 Lawson Center/Athletic Performance ............................ 11 Mocs Success ............................................................12-13 What’s a Moc? ............................................................... 14 Roster Information/Schedule ........................................ 15 Mark Guhne .............................................................16-17 Outlook ......................................................................... 18 Student-Athlete Profiles...........................................19-24 Davis Bunn................................................................... 19 Steven Fox ................................................................... 20 Liam Johnston ............................................................. 21 Alex Ratliff ................................................................... 22 Chris Robb ................................................................... 23 Benni Weilguni ............................................................ 24 Wes Gosselin/Michael Monroe/Kory Webb .................. 25 TEAM INFORMATION 2011-12 Record .............................................. 112-56-0 Final Rankings: Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index ...................... 32 Golfstat ................................................................... 27 NIKE/Golf World Coaches.........................................RV SoCon Finish.............................................1st out of 10 Postseason .......... NCAA Bowling Green Regional (1st) NCAA Championship (18th) Titles ............... 2 (SoCon & NCAA Bowling Green Reg.) Medalist .................................................................... 3 Stephan Jaeger (2011 Golfweek Conf. Chall., -7, 2012 SoCon Champ., -9, 2012 NCAA B.G. Reg, -13) Letterwinners Returning (Starters) 6 (4) Lost (Starters) ......................................................1 (1) Newcomers (Redshirts)...........................................3 (0) MEN’S HEAD COACH.....Mark Guhne (Chattanooga ‘84) Pronunciation ......................................................June Chattanooga Record................... 845-386-12 (7 years) Career Record ..................................................... Same Titles ....................................................................... 16 Medalists ................................................................ 11 Office Phone .......................................(423) 425-4625 Email.........................................Mark-Guhne@utc.edu ASSISTANT COACH ....... Ben Rickett (Chattanooga ‘09) ADMINISTRATIVE ASST. . Melissa Cate (423) 425-4444 GOLF SID......................................................Jim Horten Office Phone .......................................(423) 425-2350 Cell Phone ...........................................(423) 645-8733 Email...................................... James-Horten@utc.edu CREDITS The 2012-13 Chattanooga Golf Guide is a production of the Chattanooga Athletics Commmunications Office, Dr. Jay Blackman Director. Page layout designed by former Athletics Communications Assistant Nate Blythe. Layout, writing and editing by Assistant Director of Athletics Communications Jim Horten. Additional editorial assistance from Blackman, Tyler Brown, Matt Pope, Jackson Tresnan and Anne Wehunt. Photos courtesy of UTC Athletics, Dale Rutemeyer, David Humber, SoCon Photos, USGA (Fox IFC all rights reserved) and Horten, as well as the home courses for the Mocs. Cover design by Horten. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is an equal opportunity employer/affirmative action/Titles VI and IX/ Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. Stephan Jaeger Tribute.................................................. 26 2010-11 Stats & Results ..........................................27-29 History & Records .....................................................30-33 NCAA Appearances ...................................................34-39 Administration .........................................................40-41 Interim Chancellor Dr. Grady Bogue ............................. 40 Interim Athletics Director Laura Herron ....................... 41 Mocs Mission & Core Values........................................... 42 Southern Conference..................................................... 43 Media Information ........................................................ 44 ATHLETICS MISSION STATEMENT We guide, encourage and support our student-athletes in their quest for comprehensive excellence - Academically, Athletically and Socially. Above all else, we prepare Students for productive and meaningful lives. 2012-13 MEN’S GOLF WHAT’S IN A NAME? The official school name is the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga which is the proper usage in first reference to the athletics program. The appropriate short form is simply Chattanooga with the abbreviated form of UTC. “Chatt” is acceptable as a leaderboard moniker. There is no hyphenated form of the school name (i.e. UTChattanooga, Tennessee-Chattanooga, Tenn.-Chatt., UT Chattanooga, etc.). The nickname is simply Mocs. For more information and current athletic marks, turn to page 14. NO. 1 IN THE NATION The Chattanooga Mocs men’s golf team has twice been ranked No. 1 in the nation by Golfstat. Both occurences came in fall rankings in 2008 and 2009. In both cases, the Mocs started strong at the Carpet Capital Collegiate Classic with a win in 2008 and runner-up in 2009. FORMER MOCS IN PROFESSIONAL GOLF Among the numerous golfing alums of the University, there are several in the world of professional golf. Jonathan Hodge (‘10) earned his Web.com Tour card in December 2012 at PGA Tour Q School. Stephan Jaeger (‘12) also reached the final stage of Q School and has Web.com Tour status for 2013. Jaeger and recent grads Bryce Ledford (‘07), Derek Rende (‘10) and Tripp Harris (‘10) are also working their way up through the myriad of tours (e.g. NGA/Hooters, eGolf, Canadian, etc.). Kip Henley (‘82) was the winner of the Golf Channel’s Big Break II and recently caddied for PGA Tour pro Brian Gay. GoMocs @GoMocsMGLF 1 SOUTHERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS: 1987 • 2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2012 FACILITIES PLAYER DEVELOPMENT COMPLEX Player Development Complex Quick Facts Total Area: 28 Acres. Range: 10 Acres. Short Game: Four auxiliary short game areas along with an 8,000-square foot chipping green. Putting Green: 16,000 square feet (A-1 Bent Grass). Occupants: The First Tee of Chattanooga and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga golf teams. The Player Development Complex affords Chattanooga Mocs golfers with an elite practice experience. It is designed to allow Mocs student-athletes a comprehensive facility to develop and continuously improve their games throughout their collegiate careers. Below is a closer look at each area of the Player Development Complex. DRIVING RANGE • Full range allows for comprehensive practice, utilizing every club in the bag. There are numerous greens allowing a distance control mechanism. • Five close-range greens allow for a phenomenal wedge-game practice experience. • Practice Balls: Titleist Pro V1. PUTTING/CHIPPING GREEN • Two full-size greens offer the Mocs the ability to prepare for Bent Grass and Bermuda greens throughout the season. • With more than 16,000 square feet of space, drills and stations can be set up to maximize practice time and grow the game. • Bunker areas around the practice greens offer real-time practice opportunities. 2012-13 MEN’S GOLF 2 PITCHING AND CHIPPING AREA • Complete pitching and chipping area covers all aspects of short game preparation. • It is an imaginative area where creativity can be applied to shots chosen and practiced. • Fairway bunker work is available to allow the student-athlete the ability to work on every possible shot they may encounter. PRACTICE HOLES • Three practice holes (2 Par 3s, 1 Par 4) are available with various tees and yardages. • Depending on utilization of tees, the holes can play as nine separate holes including a par 5 (560 yards). • These holes build course management shot selection skills, while applying aspects from the various practice areas to the golf course. NCAA REGIONAL: 2007-12 • CHAMPS 2012 • NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP: 2009, 2012 FACILITIES HOME COURSES Black Creek Club Chattanooga, Tenn. • Opened September, 2000 Par 72 • 7,149 yards Home to the Chattanooga Classic, a former PGA Web.com Tour event. The Farm Rocky Face, Ga. • Opened 1988 Par 72 • 7,012 yards Home of the prestigious Carpet Capital Collegiate Classic which is often referred to as “The Masters” of collegiate golf. The course is a Tom Fazio design. Council Fire Golf Club Chattanooga, Tenn. • Opened 1992 Par 72 • 6,999 yards Home of Chattanooga’s former PGA Tour Stop and the 2008 NCAA East Regional. 2012-13 MEN’S GOLF The Honors Course Ooltewah, Tenn. • Opened July 2, 1983 Par 72 • 7,390 yards Site of the U.S. Amateur (1991), NCAA Men’s Golf Championship (1996, 2010), U.S. Mid-Amateur (2005), U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur (2011), Curtis Cup (1994), Palmer Cup (1999), Southern Amateur (1986, 2004), Tennessee Men’s Am (1989, 1999, 2009), Tennessee Women’s Am (1987, 2008), Western Junior Championship (2001) and the Canon Cup (1995, 2007). 3 SOUTHERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS: 1987 • 2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2012 CHATTANOOGA THE UNIVERSITY FOUNDERS HALL FLETCHER HALL If you look around the campus of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, you will find a message chiseled for eternity into the stone of our structures. “We Shall Achieve” A bold commitment that guides us in everything we do, and tells the world what to expect from our campus. At the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, we achieve, and so will you. Achieving a goal doesn’t always come easy. UTC students are challenged through a rigorous liberal arts based general education and state-of-the-art curricula in their majors. Our faculty members hold world-class credentials in teaching, research and creative endeavors and pass this experience to students. Tutoring and other academic support assist student success. Your future is worth the effort. LUPTON LIBRARY 2012-13 MEN’S GOLF 4 NCAA REGIONAL: 2007-12 • CHAMPS 2012 • NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP: 2009, 2012 UNIVERSITY FAST FACTS Founded ..............................1886 Enrollment ........................11,660 Undergraduate..............10,159 Graduate.........................1,501 Chancellor........... Dr. Grady Bogue Degree Programs......................91 Certificate ............................19 Baccalaureate ......................50 Master’s ...............................18 Specialist’s .............................1 Doctorate ...............................3 Avg. Undergrad Age ...............22.0 Website........................... UTC.edu Phone ..................(423) 425-4111 UTC is one of the fastest growing campuses in Tennessee, with enrollment surpassing 11,000 in 2011. Here are some of the significant opportunities UTC has to offer: • UTC established the SimCenter: National Center for Computational Engineering in 2007. The SimCenter provides computer simulations to solve problems for industry and government while offering research programs. • UTC’s College of Business has ranked among the best in the nation by both BusinessWeek and the Princeton Review. Our programs are among the elite 10% nationwide to receive Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International accreditation. THE STUDENT PARK AT UTC HERITAGE PLAZA • UTC’s School of Nursing has received more than $3 million in grants the past three years to support nursing education and bring new skills to our students. • Our Teacher Preparation Academy has been chosen by the Carnegie Foundation as a “Teachers for a New Era” institution, acknowledging our teacher licensure programs as among the best in the nation models for other universities. UTC PLACE 2012-13 MEN’S GOLF UTC COLLEGE OF BUSINESS LANSING COURT AND THE UNIVERSITY CENTER 5 SOUTHERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS: 1987 • 2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2012 CHATTANOOGA THE SCENIC CITY HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART WALNUT STREET BRIDGE THE SOUTHERN BELLE RIVERBOAT • You will be impressed by Chattanooga’s revitalized Riverfront that includes a 10-mile Riverwalk; The Passage, a celebration of Chattanooga’s Native American heritage, and the Chattanooga Pier. • Cruise down the Tennessee River aboard the Southern Belle Riverboat and see why Chattanooga is nicknamed the “Scenic City of the South.” • Take a walking tour of the charming Bluff View Arts District with its shops, restaurants and the Hunter Museum of American Art. • The Walnut Street Bridge, connecting the Bluff View Arts District and downtown with the North Shore District and Coolidge Park, is one of the longest pedestrian bridges in the world. 2012-13 MEN’S GOLF THE TENNESSEE AQUARIUM AND CHATTANOOGA’S RIVERFRONT PARK 6 NCAA REGIONAL: 2007-12 • CHAMPS 2012 • NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP: 2009, 2012 Founded ded d ........................................ ........................................1838 18 City Population .........................170,138 Metro Area Population ..............533,372 Altitude (Downtown)................... 675 ft. Avg. Temp. (Apr.-Sept.) ...............83.8 (F) Avg. Temp (Oct.-Mar.). ................59.3 (F) Time Zone .................................. Eastern Size ..........................................135 sqm. • Chattanooga is the fourth Largest City in Tennessee. • The Chattanooga Bakery is the home of the Moon Pie. • Actor Samuel L. Jackson grew up in Chattanooga where he attended Riverside High School. CHATTANOOGA FAST FACTS ROCK CITY • Discover the Tennessee Aquarium with its two underwater worlds: River Journey and the new Ocean Journey. You will see tiny seahorses, impressive Beluga sturgeon, fierce sharks and playful otters. • Visit Rock City where you can see seven states from one spot. • Located more than 1120 feet beneath the surface, Ruby Falls is the nation’s largest and deepest waterfall open to the public. • Lookout Mountain’s Incline Railway travels up a 72.7% grade, making it the steepest passenger railway in the world. INCLINE RAILWAY RUBY FALLS 2012-13 MEN’S GOLF CHATTANOOGA’S RIVERFRONT DURING THE ANNUAL RIVERBEND MUSICAL FESTIVAL 7 SOUTHERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS: 1987 • 2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2012 ACADEMICS CAREER PREPARATION Dr. D r Emily Emil ily Blackman Blackman k Associate Athletics Director Student Support Services Lisa Lis Li a Tarr T Coordinator of Student Support Services Located Located L t d iin nM McKenzie cKe K nzi ie A Arena Arena, th the h M Mocs’ ocs’’ comput computer ter llab ab b gi gives ives s student-athletes t dent tud t athl thl hlet tes a conveni convenient ient t pl place lace t to s study, t d tudy receive tutoring help and complete assignments. Li dsey W Lindsey Lind Wendorf end dorf f Academic Advisor Rh nda Rhonda Rho d Reynolds Reynold lds Academic Advisor The Chattanooga Mocs have an excellent Student Support Services department in place for all student-athletes. UTC has recently allocated even more resources to this unit and has four full-time staff members. The men’s golf program has a strong history of academic success. Seven Mocs earned Dean’s List or Athletic Director’s Honor Roll honors in 2011-12. Stephan Jaeger claimed his second Cleveland/Srixon All-America Scholar award marking four consecuctive mentions on the team for UTC student-athletes (Derek Rende - 2009 & 2010). Through the use of advisors, tutors, study halls and many other programs, Student Support Services is on hand to help each student-athlete reach his or her ultimate goal of earning a college degree. Goals of Mocs Athletics Student Support Services • To support each student athlete’s effort to receive a quality education. • To encourage and facilitate the goals for each student-athlete’s career path. • To ensure that the academic integrity of UTC is maintained. • To comply with all rules and regulations of UTC, the Southern Conference and the NCAA. • To help ensure the continuing athletic eligibility during a student-athlete’s years at UTC. CLEVELAND/SRIXON ALL-AMERICA SCHOLAR STEPHAN JAEGER ACADEMIC ALL-SOCON 2012-13 MEN’S GOLF DEAN’S LIST Fall 2011 Steven Fox McKeehanon Rue Spring 2012 Davis Bunn Stephan Jaeger Alex Ratliff Chris Robb HONOR ROLL Fall 2011 Steven Fox Stephan Jaeger Alex Ratliff McKeehanon Rue Spring 2012 Davis Bunn Steven Fox Stephan Jaeger Alex Ratliff Chris Robb Alex Ratliff Al R tliff Stephan St h J Jaeger Academic All-Southern Conference Honors are given to student-athletes beginning in their second year at the institution who have at least a 3.2 cumulative grade-point-average and competed in at least 50% of their team’s contests. UTC students with a 3.2 grade-point-average or greater earn Dean’s List recognition for the semester. The Athletic Director’s Honor Roll is made up of studentathletes with at least a 3.0 grade-point-average for the semester. ACADEMIC ALLSOCON Stephan Jaeger Alex Ratliff 2012 DAYLE MAY AWARD Stephan Jaeger Presented to the male and female senior student-athletes with the highest cumulative GPA. Former All-SoCon performer Fredrik Qvicker completed his degree in the spring of 2011. He posted a 4.0 grade point average in his final semester. 8 NCAA REGIONAL: 2007-12 • CHAMPS 2012 • NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP: 2009, 2012 IN THE MEDIA CAREER PREPARATION The Chattanooga Mocs athletics programs enjoy unparalleled media exposure. Located in a metropolitan area that includes more than 500,000 people, the Mocs are covered by the Chattanooga Times Free Press and the local contingent of television stations, including ABC, CBS and NBC affiliates, as well as three local sports talk programs and two online publications. Davis Bunn (above) and Mark Guhne (right) talk with the local newspaper, radio and television stations that cover the Mocs. UTC golf receives coverage from all three major network affiliates and also has a dedicated beat writer, David Uchiyama, from the area’s daily paper, the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Add in two local online publications - Chattanoogan.com and Nooga.com - and the Mocs are as well covered as any team in the nation. In addition, GoMocs.com is one of the premier collegiate websites in the country. In-depth bios, tournament previews and reviews are available along with select video interviews. The Chattanooga Mocs are easy to follow on Facebook (facebook.com/ChattanoogaMocs) and Twitter (@GoMocsMGLF & @GoMocs). 9 2012-13 MEN’S GOLF SOUTHERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS: 1987 • 2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2012 SPORTS MEDICINE FIRST-RATE CARE The Chattanooga Mocs Sports Medicine Program provides prevention, care, and rehabilitation services for all student-athletes. UTC has two athletic training rooms that serve all athletic teams. Thanks to funding from Erlanger Hospital, the athletic training rooms are equipped with the most up-to-date rehabilitation equipment including a Biodex Isokinetic Unit, a Neurocom for balance testing and training, and a Trazer unit for functional rehabilitation. In addition, the Chattanooga Group, Inc., provides therapeutic modalities for use as both rehabilitation equipment and instructional devices for students enrolled in the Graduate Athletic Training Program. The Graduate Athletic Training Program at UTC plays a major role in providing certified athletic trainers to insure that student-athletes are well taken care of. The entry-level masters program is one of few programs in the country that allows students to earn a master’s degree while they gain eligibility to sit for the Board of Certification Exam. Members of the athletics department and the graduate program staff the athletic training rooms. They work together to insure quality health care for all Mocs studentathletes and quality academic instruction for athletic training students in the graduate program. Dir. of Di Dir f Sports S Medicine M dicine Medi i Todd T dd Bullard Bull llard d (left) (left) f ) has h led l d the h care of f Mocs Mocs student-athletes stud dent athlete hl s for f the h past seven years. years T dd Bullard Todd Bull llard d Dir. of Sports Medicine 2012-13 MEN’S GOLF Th The h t training raini i ing room i in n McKenzi M McKenzie K ie A Arena rena serves th the he M Mocs st student-athletes tude d nt t athl th hletes l t with ith st state-of-the-art tate t of f th the art t eq equipment. uipment i t Joe J oe Baugham Baugh Ba ugham ham Asst. Trainer Ian I an Carru C Carruthers arruth thers the rs Graduate Asst. Lewi Lewis L ewis is Fl Flanar Fla Flanary nary y Graduate Asst. Bryan B ryan Gray Gray Asst. Trainer Dr. D r Michael Micha h el l Johnson J h Spo p rt Psychologist Psy ycholog gist Sport Jaqui J aqui i Neal Neal l Graduate Asst. The Th h M Mocs ocs h have ave an excell excellent llent ll t rel relationship lationshi ti i hi hip wi with ith h nea nearby rby b E Erlanger rl langer H Hospital, ospi ital t l providi providing iding t idi top-quality op qualit lity car care e to t all ll UTC student-athletes. J Jessica essic i a Pierce P Pi ierce Asst. Trainer D David avid id S Snyder nyd der Asst. Trainer Sharon W Sh West est t Graduate Asst. 10 NCAA REGIONAL: 2007-12 • CHAMPS 2012 • NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP: 2009, 2012 LAWSON CENTER ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE Scott Brincks Director of Athletic Performance Jeff Andrews Asst. A Dir. of Athletic Performance Lawson Student Success The Th h $3.2 $3 2 million $3 milli illi lion Brenda B Brend da L awson St S tude d nt tS uccess Center Center t opened opened d in in January January 2009 2009 and and d houses houses the th he Wolford Wolf lford d Family Strength & Conditioning Center. Cara Van Dorn Asst. Dir. of Athletic Performance Tommy Chadwell T Athletic At Performance Assistant The recently completed $3.2 million Brenda Lawson Student-Athlete Success Center is one of the finest facilities of its kind in college athletics. The Lawson Center, located on Vine Street in the heart of campus, houses the Chattem Basketball Practice Facility and the Wolford Family Strength and Conditioning Facility. Also located in the Center are meeting and film rooms that are available for all Mocs’ athletic programs to use. Director of Athletic Performance Scott Brincks and his staff use the facility to increase the Mocs golf team’s overall strength and conditioning level. Through rigorous offseason workouts, and programs to maintain peak performance during the season, the Lawson Center and Wolford Family Strength and Conditioning Facility will impact the Mocs’ performance on the course for years to come. The Athletic Perfomance staff monitor all phases of strength and conditioning for the Mocs. The covers the obvious in weight-lifting, running and aerobic activity and core development. It is also evident in the overall wellness and fitness of the studentathlete. This includes all areas of health, nutrition and physical fitness. 2012-13 MEN’S GOLF Director of Athletic Performance Scott Brincks provides expertise in all areas of nutrition, health and physical fitness for UTC student-athletes. Th The h Wolf W Wolford olf lford d Fam F Family amil ily l St S Stren Strength trength th h an and dC Conditioning ondi ond ditiioni oning ing Cent C Center enter ter has has all all of f the th h state-of-the-art st tate t -of of f-the th he-a e art t weight wei ight ht training ht train tr aini i ing ing equipment. J ior Alex Jun Al Ratliff R tliff prepares prepares for f the th 2012-13 2012 20 12 13 season at t the the Lawson L C ent ter Junior Center. 11 SOUTHERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS: 1987 • 2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2012 ACADEMICALLY, ATHLETICALLY & SOCIALLY Over the last six years, UTC has won 17 regular season and 22 tournament championships in the Southern Conference, far more than any other school during that time. After finishing in the top-100 in the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup in 2009, the Mocs had their third-best showing at No. 136 in 2011. Here is a brief list of some of UTC’s major accomplishments in 2011-12. • Three SoCon Team Championships • Seven Teams Represented in the Postseason • Three All-Americans • One Academic All-American • Two Southern Conference Athletes of the Year • Three Southern Conference Freshmen of the Year • One Southern Conference Coach of the Year • Seven SoCon Individual Champions • 36 All-SoCon Performers MOCS SUCCESS ATHLETICALLY All-American All A American i Mi Michelle chell h ll lle F Fuzzard uzzard d was th the he S SoCon oCo C n Player P Pl layer of f the h Year Year and d the h SoCon Female Athlete of the Year in 2011-12. Nick Ni Nic N kS Soto oto t was was the the 2012 th 2012 SoCon SoCo C n Champion C Ch hampion i at t 133 133 and d the th he S SoCon oCo C n Freshman F Fresh hman of the Year. 2012-13 MEN’S GOLF Jor J dan B ri itt lled ed d th he M ocs t ot th h ir t hei thi hird hi d st traiigh i ht S oCo C nt troph hy and d was Jordan Britt the Mocs to their third straight SoCon trophy individual medalist at the SoCon Tournament. A All American i S tephan h J eager wo nt th he SoCon S C Title, Titl Ti le was was the t th he SoCon S C Golfer G lfer Golf All-American Stephan Jeager won the of the Year and won the NCAA Regional in 2012. Kay K lene C Ch h dwell had ll w ent t 23 9 iin n 201 2012 2a nd d was na med d th he S oCon C Kaylene Chadwell went 23-9 and named the SoCon Freshman of the Year. Ter T rell ll R obinson bi was the h 20 2011 11 SoCon S C F reshman h of f the h Y ear after f an Terrell Robinson Freshman Year outstanding rookie campaign under center. Lu Cotter Lucas L Cott ter posted posted t d a school-record sch hool l record d time i of f8 :10 10 28 on his hi way to to 8:10.28 winning the 2012 SoCon Indoor 3000M title. Becca Bec B ca Smith S ith Smi h lead lead d the th he SoCon S C in in scoring scoring i with wi i h 37 points ith poi ints on on 16 16 goals goals l and and d fi five ve assists. She was also a Capital One Academic All-District pick. 12 NCAA REGIONAL: 2007-12 • CHAMPS 2012 • NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP: 2009, 2012 The Mocs’ student-athletes continue to have tremendous success in the classroom. Below are just a few of the Academic accolades UTC received last year: • The overall g.p.a. of the Mocs’ student-athletes has increased in seven of the last eight terms, culminating with a school-recordtying 2.97 in the spring. • More than half of all UTC student-athletes earned at least a 3.0 grade-point-average in each of the last six semesters. • Each member of the SoCon Champion women’s golf team made the Dean’s List in the spring. • Men’s cross country led the nation with a 3.81 g.p.a. and the women were fifth with a 3.73. ACADEMICALLY Chris Chri Ch C is B Berry erry became became the the 13th 13th Moc Moc in i school scho h ol l hi hist history tory t to ob be named dC Capital apit ital l One Academic All-American by CoSIDA. Maria M ari ia Juliana J liana Loza Juli L won won the t th he Dayle Dayl le May May Award Award d for for the t th he highest high hi hest t g.p.a. gpa among the female senior athletes at UTC. Sara P Sara S Poteat ote t at t was a member memb ber of f the the Capital Capit itall One One Academic Acad demi ic All-District A All ll Di Dist triict t team team C Christina Ch Chr i tina T isti Teter et ter mad made de th the Capital Capit ital l One One Academic Acade d mic i Al All All-District l Di Dist trict i t team t and d was B Brandon Bra ndo d nW Wright right i ht won th the eS SoCon oCo C n Title T Titl itle at t 165 165 and d was one the th Academic Acade d mic i and was on the NFCA All-Region team. on the SoCon All-Academic squad. All-SoCon and Academic All-NWCA teams. The Chattanooga Mocs Athletics Department is heavily involved in community events throughout the year. UTC student-athletes, coaches and staff logged over 1,800 hours volunteering in the community over the last year at events such as canned food drives, the Freshman Move-In, Bloodanooga, Clean and Green and Read Across America. The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) plans many of the Athletic Department’s community events. The Mocs have a presence at Chattanooga’s Special Olympics events each year. UTC student-athletes also host many events that engage the local community, such as the 2012 Southern Scuffle. SOCIALLY 2012-13 MEN’S GOLF Members M emb bers of f the the M th Mocs ocs wrestli wrestling tling t team eam h helped elp l ed d out t at t th the eR Ronald ld McDonald M D ld Th The L Lady ad dy Mocs Mocs hosted host ted d their thei th ir second-annual second d annual l Gi G Girls irl ls Scout S Scouts ts S Sports-A-Thon ports t A Th Thon iin House Move-In Day. Maclellan Gym in February. Jackson T Jackson J Tresnan and dm members embers b of f th the m men’s en’’s t tenni tennis is team team visited viisit ited d with ith V Volleyball Vol llleyb ball ll student-athlete st tud dent t athl thlet te Jennifer Jennifer if K Kuroski uroski ki r reads ead ds t to el elementary lementary t sch school hool l veterans at the VA Outpatient Clinic. kids on “Read Across America” day. Members Mem M bers of f th t the he wom women’s en’’s b basketball ask ketb tball ll team team joined j ined joi d a number numb ber of fM Mocs ocs iin n th the “Clean and Green” program to help keep up the area around campus. 13 SOUTHERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS: 1987 • 2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2012 WHAT’S A MOC? NICKNAME & MARKS WHY MOCS? Faced with politically sensitive issues and in need of a stronger core identity to help establish a strong brand as Chattanooga’s Team, the athletics department embarked on a comprehensive identity program in 1996. A new direction for the athletics identity was determined, moving away from the politically incorrect Native American Indian imagery. Several identities have been used in the past. With the old nickname “Moccasins,” a snake was used in the 1920s and an Indian was used until the year of major change in 1996. A moccasin shoe was even used in the 1980s. In 1996, it was decided to adopt the State Bird of Tennessee, the Mockingbird, as the core of the new identity, while incorporating the strong regional imagery of Chattanooga’s vast railroad history. The mascot “Scrappy” was born and a new emphasis was placed on the athletics department’s role in the region. The committee also recognized the need for the word “Chattanooga” to have a great emphasis in the logo. The nickname “Moccasins” was shortened to simply “Mocs”. Thus established, Chattanooga could rebuild its athletics programs and initiatives around this new identity. And rebuild it did. Quickly establishing the identity program in February 1997, combined with tremendous success in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, UTC had positioned itself to reach for the next level. From 1997 to 2007, the primary logo was the mascot, Scrappy, riding a train. The secondary logo features the front of a train with the word Mocs built into the logo. This logo is affectionately called the “Cowcatcher logo,” referring to the front lower grill of the train that helped push objects from the train tracks. In August 2007, officials at Chattanooga updated the school’s marks. A new C logo, the “Power C” as it has become known to fans and alums, was created as the primary mark and is emblazoned on the side of the football team’s helmets. The secondary marks were updated with a more modern look, and a new font, unique to the school, is now used on the text areas of the logos and marks. In September 2008, Scrappy was re-branded to better match the image of a mockingbird and reflect the rich tradition of our state, our city and our University. New marks of the head as well as a full body were released. The program has also been taking special efforts to stay true to its color palette—which includes navy blue and old gold. THE ANSWER For more than a decade, this question has puzzled many fans and observers of Chattanooga Athletics. The UTC Athletics Department changed logos in 1997, moving away from Native American imagery to a package of logos using railroad images, the nickname “Mocs” and the Scrappy mascot. The new package emphasized UTC’s connection to Chattanooga and the city’s railroad heritage and incorporated the Tennessee state bird. The term “Moc” is short for “Mockingbird.” Mockingbirds are fiercely territorial creatures which protect their homes with courage, determination and skill. Those attributes reflect the intellect, spirit and character of UTC student-athletes and alumni. A Moc is a champion on the playing surface, in the classroom and, most importantly, in life. SCRAPPY Named after legendary football coach A.C. “Scrappy” Moore, Scrappy, the Chattanooga mascot, is a fixture for the Mocs. A re-design in 2008 puts Scrappy in the image of the State Bird of Tennessee, the Mockingbird. The mockingbird is known as a fierce protector of its nest and environment. It is sometimes seen swooping down on a dog, cat or predator that may be venturing too close to the bird’s protected territory. Once described by “Late Night” host Jimmy Fallon as “a sledge-hammer wielding mockingbird with a heart of Blue & Gold,” Scrappy symbolizes that competitive passion. The “Power C” is the primary mark of the Chattanooga athletics department. It can be used alone or with “CHATTANOOGA MOCS” in the school’s custom-made font below the C. 2012-13 MEN’S GOLF 14 Secondary Athletics Marks: NCAA REGIONAL: 2007-12 • CHAMPS 2012 • NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP: 2009, 2012 2012-13 MOCS ROSTER INFORMATION Site Dalton, Ga. Name Davis Bunn Steven Fox Wes Gosselin Liam Johnston Michael Monroe Alex Ratliff Chris Robb Kory Webb Benni Weilguni Yr. Jr. Sr. Fr. So. Fr. Sr. R-Jr. Fr. R-Jr. 2012-13 SCHEDULE Date Sept. 7-9 Tournament Carpet Capital Classic The Farm Hosted by Georgia Tech PING/Golfweek Preview Capital City Club – Crabapple Course Hosted by Georgia Tech Brickyard Collegiate The Brickyard at Riverside Hosted by Mercer AutoTrader.com Collegiate Classic Berkeley Hills Country Club Hosted by Georgia State Bridgestone Golf Collegiate Forest Oaks Country Club Hosted by UNCG Redstone Collegiate Championship Redstone Golf Club Hosted by Houston & Rice Auburn Tiger Shootout Grand National Lake Course Hosted by Auburn Furman Intercollegiate Furman Golf Club Hosted by Furman Reunion Intercollegiate Reunion Golf & Country Club Hosted by Ole Miss Irish Creek Intercollegiate The Club of Irish Creek Hosted by Charlotte Southern Conference Championship Ralston Creek Course Hosted by SoCon NCAA Regionals Sites: University Club; Baton Rouge, La. Golden Eagle Country Club; Tallahassee, Fla. Scarlet Course; Columbus, Ohio The Blessings Golf Club; Fayetteville, Ark. Palouse Ridge Golf Club; Pullman, Wash. Karsten Golf Course; Tempe, Ariz. Alpharetta, Ga. 2012-13 ROSTER Hometown/Last School Pronunciation Guide Knoxville, Tenn./Farragut Hendersonville, Tenn./Hendersonville Knoxville, Tenn./Hardin Valley GOS-slynn Dumfries, Scotland/ Lee-um Franklin, Tenn./Independence Johnson City, Tenn./Dobyns-Bennett Aberdeenshire, Scotland/Banchory Academy Knoxville, Tenn./Christian Academy Langelois, Austria/Commercial Academy veil-GOO-nee JUNE Sept. 23-25 Alpharetta, Ga. Oct. 5-7 Macon, Ga. Oct. 15-16 Duluth, Ga. Head Coach: Mark Guhne, Eighth Year (Chattanooga ‘84) Assistant Coach: Ben Rickett Oct. 27-28 Greensboro, N.C. Feb. 22-24 Humble, Texas March 11-12 Auburn, Ala. March 22-24 Greenville, S.C. STARTERS RETURNING (4): Steven Fox (72.89, 2012 U.S. Amateur Champion, PING All-East Region, All-SoCon), Chris Robb (74.45, SoCon Champ. Runner-Up), Liam Johnston (75.00, SoCon All-Freshman), Benni Weilguni (75.54, 6 starts), Davis Bunn (76.14, 6 starts) STARTERS LOST (1): Stephan Jaeger (71.14, 1st Team PING All-American, SoCon Player of the Year, PING AllEast Region, All-SoCon, Medalist at NCAA Bowling Green Regional, Southern Conference Championship & Golfweek Conference Challenge) LETTERWINNERS RETURNING (1): Alex Ratliff (77.33, 3 starts) LETTERWINNERS LOST (1): Jaeger NEWCOMERS/REDSHIRTS (3): Wes Gosselin (Knoxville, Tenn.), Michael Monroe (Franklin, Tenn.), Kory Webb (Knoxville, Tenn.) SENIORS (2): Steven Fox, Alex Ratliff JUNIORS (3): Davis Bunn, Chris Robb, Benni Weilguni SOPHOMORE (1): Liam Johnston FRESHMEN (3): Wes Gosselin (Knoxville, Tenn.), Michael Monroe (Franklin, Tenn.), Kory Webb (Knoxville, Tenn.) TENNESSEE (6): Davis Bunn (Knoxville) Steven Fox (Hendersonville) Wes Gosselin (Knoxville) Michael Monroe (Franklin) Alex Ratliff (Kingsport) Kory Webb (Knoxville) AUSTRIA (1): Benni Weilguni (Langelois) SCOTLAND (2): Liam Johnston (Dumfries) Chris Robb (Aberdeenshire) April 1-2 Jackson, Miss. 2012-13 MEN’S GOLF April 6-7 Concord, N.C. April 21-23 Daniel Island, S.C. May 16-18 May 28-June 2 NCAA Championship Capital City Club – Crabapple Course Hosted by Georgia Tech 15 SOUTHERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS: 1987 • 2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2012 MARK GUHNE SEVENTH SEASON Mark Guhne (pronounced JUNE) took the reins of the Chattanooga Mocs men’s golf team in 2005 and has led his C alma mater to unprecedented heights in men’s golf. He has a spearheaded a consistent presence in the national rankings. s His impact is not just felt in one area of the program. The squad has excelled in each aspect of the UTC Athletics Mission s Statement which is to “guide, encourage and support our S Student-Athletes in their quest for comprehensive excellence S - academically, athletically and socially. Above all else, we prepare Students for productive and meaningful lives.” p With 16 team and 12 individual wins, a strong academic achievement record and a solid presence in the community, a iit’s t easy to see his commitment to establishing comprehensive excellence as the UTC standard. ATHLETICALLY During Guhne’s tenure, the Mocs have been ranked No. 1 in the nation twice and won a NCAA Regional. Enough said? Not hardly. In 2012, four different individuals won five events – two collegiate. It included NCAA Regional and SoCon Championships by Stephan Jaeger and two Scottish summer titles: Tennant Cup (Liam Johnston) and North East Open (Chris Robb). Oh and Steven Fox captured the United States Amateur. Four of Chattanooga’s five Southern Conference Championships have been under his guidance, winning in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2012. His charges not only swept team and medalist honors at the 2012 SoCon Championship, but they followed it up with an epic sweep at the NCAA Bowling Green Regional coming from behind to beat the likes of UCLA, Texas A&M, Arkansas and Clemson. Six of his seven teams have advance to NCAA Regional play. Twice, 2009 and 2012, the Mocs moved on to compete in the NCAA Championship finishing 18th both times at Inverness in 2009 and Riviera Country Club in 2012. He has recruited and helped develop two All-Americans. Jaeger is the most recent, earning first team honors in 2012, while former teammate Jonathan Hodge made the second team in 2008. Guhne has mentored five of the last six SoCon Golfers of the Year in Hodge and Jaeger. Hodge won the award in 2007 and 2008, while Jaeger is the only student-athlete in league history to win it three times. Jaeger is the jewel of the Guhne years as the most decorated student-athlete in the program’s history. He holds virtually every tournament, season and career record of note. His four career wins along with Hodge (3) rank 1-2 among the all-time leaders. But the program was not built on just two student-athletes. Six different golfers have wins under Guhne, accounting for 12 overall. The team’s 16 overall wins include five postseason. The big regular season victory came just down the road at The Farm in Rocky Face, Ga., as Guhne’s Mocs won the prestigious Carpet Capital Collegiate Classic, in 2008. That win spurred the first No. 1 ranking in school history. The second came a year later in 2009. The top final team ranking is No. 12 (Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index) in 2008 with another top 25 in 2009 (No. 25). The 2012 team just missed out, ending up No. 27 on Golfstat. That 2007-08 team had a remarkable year in earning the No. 12 final ranking. It won a program-record five times with three medalist honors by Hodge, another school record later tied by Jaeger in 2012. Guhne has four SoCon Coach of the Year awards - 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012 - in his seven seasons with the top ranked team in the league over the last six. He was also named 2009 Eaton/Golf Pride East Region Coach of the Year. He’s had 10 PING All-East Region selections highlighted by Jaeger’s four appearances and Derek Rende’s three. Those two are four-time All-SoCon selections which accounts for eight of Guhne’s 19 all-league members. The 2011-12 team will be long remembered for the postseason title run as well as the remarkable effort by Jaeger. His three wins tied Hodge’s season record and his 22-under par total for the season led to first team All-American honors. Fox offered on of the top highlights of the campaign. His second round 64 (-8) set the course record at the Club at Olde Stone at the Bowling Green Regional. Jaeger became the first Mocs golfer since Donnie Green in 1978 to win the SoCon Guhne with 2012 U.S. Amateur Champion Steven Fox Championship and did so by tying Brad Faxon’s (Furman) record for margin of victory (11 shots). He also set the school 54-hole record shooting 13-under par 203 in winning the NCAA Bowling Green Regional. Guhne’s had several individuals ranked among the nation’s leaders year-in and year-out. Jaeger ended the 2012 season ranked No. 12 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index which is another program best for the German. Hodge’s No. 26 in 2008 is second to Jaeger, but it is also the only time the Mocs have had three top 100 performers in the same season. Rende (74) and Fredrik Qvicker (88) joined Hodge as the squad boasted four All-Southern Conference performers with that trio and Ben Rickett. Guhne’s 2010-11 squad showcased his ability to continue moving the program forward. His No. 1-ranked squads did so with a remarkably similar roster. This one followed those years with just one junior (Jaeger) and a sophomore (Fox) to go with three freshmen in the lineup. That group had the fewest losses in Guhne’s six seasons with just 41 in 11 events. The young squad had many memorable moments. They knocked off three top 15 programs in national runnerup Georgia, Stanford and Iowa in a week’s time finishing second at the Linger Longer and LSU National Invites to Alabama and LSU, respectively. As part of the growth of the student-athlete, Guhne encourages aggressive summer tournament schedules. During his tenure, five players have qualified for the U.S. Amateur, three in 2007 in Hodge, Rende and Bryce Ledford. Jaeger qualified in 2011 and Fox won it in 2012. Qvicker finished as low amateur at the 2007 Scandanavian Masters, while Rickett qualified for the 2007 English Amateur, finishing in the final 16, and the 2008 British and English Ams. Rickett, Qvicker and Jaeger all advanced to match play at the Amateur together in 2009. Rende won the 2007 Tennessee State Open and then followed in 2008 with a win at the Tennessee State Amateur. Hodge qualified for the Western Refining All-American in 2008 and played a phenomenal summer schedule which included a third-round finish at the North/South Amateur. Jaeger was a wild-card entry in the 2011 BMW International Open on the European Tour. Fox won the 2011 Tennessee Match Play Championship. He made a run at the 2009 Tennessee Open title finishing tied for second to Ledford and was a semi-finalist at the 2010 Match Play Championship. He and incoming freshman Kory Webb won their qualifiers for the 2012 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship. ACADEMICALLY Chattanooga’s men’s golf team takes the term student-athlete to heart. The team yearly posts one of the athletic department’s top team GPA’s and in 2012 received national notice. The squad achieved a perfect multi-year APR score of 1,000 for the period 2008-11. It became the first program in UTC history to attain the mark over a four-year period. While maintaining eligibility and graduating is important in athletics, the Mocs have excelled in the classroom. Every student-athlete that Guhne has brought to Chattanooga and completed eligibility has graduated. During the 2008-11 time period, the Mocs had two All-America scholars in Jaeger and Rende along with multiple Academic All-SoCon, Dean’s List and Athletic Director’s Honor Roll mentions. The team’s commitment to the classroom mirrors its play on the course. 2012-13 MEN’S GOLF 16 NCAA REGIONAL: 2007-12 • CHAMPS 2012 • NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP: 2009, 2012 MARK GUHNE 4-TIME SOCON COACH OF THE YEAR Ties 1 2 4 1 1 3 0 12 Titles 1 4 5 3 1 0 2 16 COACHING RECORD Years Wins 2005-06 105 2006-07 149 2007-08 158 2008-09 101 2009-10 113 2010-11 107 2011-12 112 Totals 845 Losses 56 50 42 77 64 41 56 386 HONORS SoCon Coach of the Year: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012 Eaton/Golf Pride East Region Coach of the Year: 2009 NCAA APPEARANCES REGIONALS: 2007 East, 2008 East, 2009 South Central, 2010 Southwest, 2011 Colorado, 2012 Bowling Green (Won) CHAMPIONSHIP: 2009, 2012 TEAM TITLES 2005-06: Re/Max UTC Fall Cl. 2006-07: Rio Pinar Int., Wexford Int., USA Spring Classic, SoCon Champ. 2007-08: Coca-Cola Duke Golf Cl., Cleveland Palmetto Int., Furman Int., Bank of America Int., SoCon Champ. 2008-09: Aldila Scenic City Inv., Carpet Capital Coll., SoCon Champ. 2009-10: Cleveland Golf Palmetto Int. 2011-12: SoCon Champ., NCAA Bowling Green Regional INDIVIDUAL MEDALISTS 2005-06: Bryce Ledford, Re/Max UTC Fall Cl. 2006-07: Derek Rende, USA Spring Cl. 2007-08: Jonathan Hodge, Coca-Cola Duke Golf Cl., Cleveland Palmetto Int., Furman Int. 2009-10: Steven Fox, Furman Int. (Co-Medalist) 2010-11: Chris Robb, Springhill Suites.; Stephan Jaeger, LSU Nat’l. 2011-12: Stephan Jaeger, Golfweek Conference Challenge, SoCon Championship, NCAA Bowling Green Regional U.S. AMATEUR CHAMPIONS 2012: Steven Fox ALL-AMERICA 2008: Jonathan Hodge, 2nd Team 2012: Stephan Jaeger, 1st Team PING ALL-REGION 2008: Jonathan Hodge, Derek Rende 2009: Stephan Jaeger, Derek Rende, Ben Rickett 2010: Stephan Jaeger, Derek Rende 2011: Stephan Jaeger 2012: Steven Fox, Stephan Jaeger CLEVELAND GOLF/SRIXON ALL-AMERICA SCHOLARS Derek Rende (2009, 2010) Stephan Jaeger (2011, 2012) SoCON PLAYER of the YEAR 2007: Jonathan Hodge 2008: Jonathan Hodge 2010: Stephan Jaeger 2011: Stephan Jaeger 2012: Stephan Jaeger SoCON FRESHMAN of the YEAR 2007: Derek Rende 2009: Stephan Jaeger ALL-CONFERENCE PLAYERS 2006: Jonathan Hodge, Bryce Ledford 2007: Jonathan Hodge, Bryce Ledford, Derek Rende 2008: Jonathan Hodge, Fredrik Qvicker, Derek Rende, Ben Rickett 2009: Stephan Jaeger, Derek Rende, Ben Rickett 2010: Stephan Jaeger, Derek Rende 2011: Steven Fox, Stephan Jaeger, Benni Weilguni 2012: Steven Fox, Stephan Jaeger The T h 2012 Mocs earned their way to the 2012 NCAA Championship at famed Riviera Country Club by winning the Bowling Green Regional. Four Mocs earned Dean’s List mention (Jaeger, ( J Robb, Davis Bunn, Alex Ratliff ) a and another two joined the quartet on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in 2011-12. A That’s T h six of seven team members with a 3.0 or better. 3 Jaeger took UTC’s top academic honor iin n 2012 winning the Dayle May Award. It goes to the senior male and female studentg athletes a t with the best cumulative grade point average. p The team has had numerous SoCon All-Academic members to go with countless A Dean’s List and Athletic Director’s Honor D Rolls. And as long as Guhne is in charge, R that t h won’t change. S O SOCIALLY His teams are active in the community as a s well with several projects, but one has become a major project. The Mocs have b been very active the last two years with b t h City of Chattanooga Parks & Recreation the T h Therapeutic Recreation Services C.H.I.P.S. program. p C.H.I.P.S. Golf is one of the many programs Therapeutic Recreation Services p facilitates f a for individuals who have d disabilities. C.H.I.P.S. makes it possible for anyone regardless of his or her disability to a be able to play the game of golf. b UTC student-athletes have been active playing rounds on regular basis with the p C C.H.I.P.S. golfers. The team also hosted a golf s k open house for the group prior to the skills 2011 NCAA Colorado Regional at the Player 2 D Development Complex. In 2012, Jaeger coordinated the t e team’s efforts making certain there was an a c presence at C.H.I.P.S. events. It is just active another example of how Guhne continues his efforts in establishing comprehensive excellence as the Mocs standard. Guhne was elevated to the head coaching position on March 1, 2005, after three seasons serving as assistant coach to Reed Sanderlin. A PGA professional, Guhne has earned Class A status and was the 2007 Horton Smith Award winner. He was elected president of the Chattanooga chapter of the PGA in 2008. Among his playing accomplishments, Guhne was selected to the 2007 Tennessee Challenge Cup team. In 2003 and 2004, he represented Tennessee in the Tennessee vs. Georgia PGA Cup Matches. Mark and his wife Kelly are both Chattanooga graduates with each earning degrees in 1984. The couple resides in Hixson, Tenn. He is an avid fisherman in his spare time. Ben Rickett, Assistant Coach Ben was named full-time assistant with the men’s golf program in May of 2010 after serving one year as a student assistant while finishing his degree in psychology. He assists head coach Mark Guhne in all aspects of managing the program including recruiting, equipment purchasing, practice and oncourse coaching. His greatest claim to fame came at the 2012 United States Amateur final. With Steven Fox two down through 18 holes, Rickett took over the bag as caddie. Fox ended up leveling the match on the final hole after being two down and dormie with two to play. He won the match on the 37th hole crediting his caddie’s stellar work. Rickett was a four-year letterwinner for the Mocs playing 116 rounds in his four seasons averaging 73.66 strokes per rounds. His best year came as a senior in 2008-09 where he led the team ranking No. 107 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index. That year, Rickett posted a team-best four top 10 finishes and eight top 20. He earned PING All-East Region honors along with his second All-SoCon honor. His best finish was tied for second at the Aldila Scenic City Invitational shooting 205 (-11). Most impressive finish was tying for eighth at the PING Golfweek Preview (212, -1). Ben carded 16 rounds in the 60s for his career, 39 par or better with 10 top 10s. He tied for second twice at the Aldila Scenic City Invitational in 2007 and 2008 with his 2007 result of 11-under par 205 serving as his career best. His low of 66 came at the 2007 Scenic City. He counted in 60 of his final 68 team rounds. A native of Surrey, England, Rickett is a former top 100 in the world as an amateur. He made match play at the 2009 British Amateur as well as several English Amateurs reaching the round of 16 in 2006. He is married to the former Shelley Taylor, who was a track standout for the Mocs. 17 2012-13 MEN’S GOLF SOUTHERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS: 1987 • 2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2012 2012-13 OUTLOOK MOCS LOOK TO CONTINUE CHAMPIONSHIP RUN The 2012-13 Chattanooga Mocs men’s golf team looks to maintain the momentum built at the end of the 2011-12 season. UTC swept team and individual titles at the Southern Conference Championship and NCAA Bowling Green Regional. The team ran away with the SoCon crown by 19 shots. It then came from behind to best Texas A&M and UCLA in Bowling Green. Back are five who started a minimum of six events. Gone is PING First Team All-American Stephan Jaeger who won medalist at both postseason Steven Fox enters his senior season after winning the United events. States Amateur title in August. “It’s always tough when you lose a player like Jaeger,” said head coach Mark Guhne of the young man who set virtually every school record during his career. “Of course we have a pretty good one coming back to build around.” Guhne is referring to the young man who built on the program’s momentum ending the 2012 season. That’s Steven Fox, 2012 United States Amateur Champion. Possibly the single greatest feat in UTC athletics history. “I could not be happier for, nor prouder of Steven,” Guhne added. “He had a magical week but it is something he built toward over his three years here.” Junior Chris Robb (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) and sophomore Liam Johnston (Dumfries, Scotland) each started both the SoCon, where Robb was runner-up, and NCAA events. Juniors Benni Weilguni (Lagenlois, Austria) and Davis Bunn also saw postseason action with Weilguni getting the nod at the SoCon Championship and Bunn stepping in for the NCAA run. Senior Alex Ratliff (Kingsport, Tenn.) returns for his final season. Guhne also welcomes a trio of talented freshmen - Wes Gosselin (Knoxville, Tenn.), Michael Monroe (Franklin, Tenn.) and Kory Webb (Knoxville, Tenn.). p of nine have a challenging g g slate ahead of them beginning in Dalton, Ga., That g group w with one of the most prestigious e events in golf, the Carpet Capital C Collegiate Championship. Known a as the “Masters of College Golf”, t the Carpet Capital annually a attracts an elite field. This year iis s no different with Chattanooga b being joined by the likes of fellow N NCAA Championship participants A Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, UNF a and national champion Texas iin n the 15-team field. Clemson, G Georgia Tech, LSU and Tennessee a are also in the mix. “Our 2008 win here is one of Chris Robb was runner-up to Stephan Jaeger at the SoCon the top moments in my coaching Championship. career,” Guhne noted. “It is such a very special place. Short of NCAA titles, you can’t really top winning the Carpet Capital. Plus our families, friends and fans can easily come out and join us over the weekend.” The Carpet Capital is played at the Farm in Rocky Face (Dalton), Ga. It is a 30mile drive from downtown Chattanooga affording golf fans in the area an excellent opportunity to see this year’s team open the season. It doesn’t get any easier for the Mocs. The PING/Golfweek Preview is the following week at the Capital City Club Crabapple Course outside Atlanta. That’s the host site for the NCAA Championship in the spring. Another star-studded 15-team field awaits with Texas, Alabama, Cal, UCLA, Washington, Georgia and Georgia Tech among those awaiting Chattanooga. In fact, seven of the eight teams that earned match play in the 2012 championship are in the tourney. Next are two familiar events for UTC. The team travels to the Brickyard Collegiate Oct. 5-7 in Macon, Ga., and the AutoTrader.com Collegiate Classic Oct. 15-16 in Duluth, Ga. It concludes the fall at the Bridgestone Golf Collegiate Oct. 27-28 in Greensboro, N.C. “It is a very aggressive fall schedule,” Guhne continued. “We see the defending national champion (Texas) twice and keep coming across Alabama, the runner-up last year. But it shows how far along our program has come and where it is headed.” The spring opens in Texas for the Redstone Collegiate Championship in the Houston suburb of Humble, Texas. The event is Feb. 22-24 at Redstone Golf Club. Chattanooga returns to action in March at the Auburn Tiger Shootout March 11-12 on the Grand National Lake Course in Auburn. The Mocs return to the Furman Intercollegiate March 22-24 in Greenville, S.C. April opens at the Reunion Intercollegiate in Jackson, Miss., on the first and second. UTC won Ole Miss’ tournament in its only other visit to Reunion Golf and Country Club in 2008. The regular season concludes April 6-7 in Concord, N.C., for Charlotte’s Irish Creek Intercollegiate. “Those 10 tournaments (fall & spring) are designed to have Liam Johnston shot 62 this past summer to capture the Tennant us playing our best heading into Cup in Scotland. championship season,” Guhne added. The Mocs defend their SoCon Championship April 21-23 at the Ralston Creek Course in Daniel Island, S.C. NCAA Regionals, another title defense, are May 16-18 at the following sites: Baton Rouge, La. (University Club), Columbus, Ohio (Scarlet Course), Fayetteville, Ark. (The Blessings G.C.), Pullman, Wash. (Palouse Ridge G.C.), Tallahassee, Fla. (Golden Eagle C.C.) and Tempe, Ariz. (Karsten G.C.). The NCAA Championship is May 28-June 2 at Capital City Club Crabapple Course. Alpharetta, Ga., will welcome 30 teams and six individuals for 54 holes of stroke play crowning an individual medalist. The top eight teams at that point move on the three days of match play to decide the 2013 Champion. “Our eyes are always on winning the SoCon Championship and grabbing a coveted top five spot in regionals to make it to the finals,” he concluded. “From there, we are trying to break down that wall and make match play. “This year’s as good as any to do that.” 2012-13 MEN’S GOLF 18 NCAA REGIONAL: 2007-12 • CHAMPS 2012 • NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP: 2009, 2012 MEET THE MOCS RETURNING STARTERS DAVIS BUNN Jr. • Knoxville, Tenn. Major: Business/General Management Farragut H.S. 2011 All-SoCon Freshman Team CAREER BESTS Finish: T21, 3 times (MR: 2011 SoCon Champ.) Totals: 54-Hole: 215 (+2), 2010 Mason Rudolph Intercollegiate 36-Hole: 143 (-1), 2010 Springhill Suites Collegiate 18-Hole: 67 (-4), 2010 Mason Rudolph Intercollegiate Rounds: 1st: 71 (-1/+1), 2 times (MR: 2011 C.G. Palmetto Int.) 2nd: 67 (-4), 2010 Mason Rudolph Intercollegiate 3rd: 68 (-3), 2010 Mason Rudolph Intercollegiate - 2011 Southern Conference All-Freshman team - T11 at the 2012 Tennessee Amateur - 2009 McDonald’s Tournament of Champions Medalist - H.S. Player of the Year on a team that included two other DI signees (Tennessee, Georgia Southern) 2011-12 Played in eight events, one as an individual…his holein-one on the 181-yard 16th hole (eight iron) keyed the Mocs NCAA Bowling Green Regional title…best finish was a tie for 35th at Carpet Capital Collegiate Classic to open the season…best round of 71 (-1) in the final round of the AutoTrader.com Collegiate Classic…high of five birdies in final round of Rees Jones Invitational…tourney high of eight at Rees Jones and Linger Longer Invites… posted high of 14 pars in his first two rounds of the year at the Carpet Capital and tied it in his last at the NCAA Championship at Riviera C.C.…tournament high was 39 at Carpet Capital…38 birdies and 228 pars on the season…counted in 11 of his 18 rounds, five of six in NCAA postseason events… Dean’s List and Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. 2010-11 Southern Conference All-Freshman team…averaged 73.85 strokes per round…one of three players (Steven Fox, Chris Robb) to play in all 11 events… counted in 29 of 33 rounds…two rounds in the 60’s with 10 total par or better… low lo round of 67 came in second 18 of Mason Rudolph Intercollegiate with a M spotless card of four birdies and 14 pars…low 54-hole s total also came in the Mason Rudolph as he shot 215 to (+2) following up an opening round 80 with rounds of ( 67 and 68…93 birdies and 357 pars playing par or better 6 more than three-quarters of his holes…four or more m birdies in 13 rounds with a high of five (twice – Mason b Rudolph/Brickyard)…13 rounds with 12 or more pars R with a high of14 (5 times)…led team with 38 pars at w NCAA Colorado Regional which was a school record in N an NCAA event…15 par or better holes in a round 13 a times…Dean’s List and Athletic Directors Honor Roll in t both semesters. b FARRAGUT HIGH SCHOOL F Led the Admirals to back-to-back state titles playing for L Scott McKenzie…2010 PrepXtra Player of the Year… S played at Farragut with two other DI signees in his class p (B ndon (Brandon (Bra d Rogers Rogers – Tennessee Tennessee and d Hayden Hayden d Anderson Anderson d – Georgia Southern)…dominated the 2009 Knoxville Amateur with a seven-shot win and was medalist at the 2009 McDonald’s Tournament of Champions beating Georgia signee Keith Mitchell by four strokes…two-time Region Tournament Champ (2007, 2009)…won three times on the Southeastern Junior Golf Tour in 2009… finished tied for 14th at the 2010 Tennessee State Open and tied for 21st at State Amateur…11th at the 2010 Rice Planters Amateur shooting six-under par 282…qualified for 2008 United States Junior Amateur. PERSONAL Davis Alexander Bunn was born March 4, 1992 in Knoxville, Tenn....the son of David and Joan Bunn…two brothers, Brandon and Tyler (Davis’ twin)...Brandon played golf at Memphis…majoring in Business and General Management. 2012-13 MEN’S GOLF CAREER STATS Year Rounds Strokes Avg. 60’s Par/Better Top 10’s Eagles Birdies 2010-11 2011-12 Career 33 21 54 2437 1599 4036 73.85 2 76.14 0 74.74 2 10 2 12 0 0 0 1 2 3 93 38 131 Pars 357 228 585 19 SOUTHERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS: 1987 • 2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2012 MEET THE MOCS RETURNING STARTERS STEVEN FOX Sr. • Hendersonville, Tenn. Major: Business/General Management Hendersonville H.S. 2012 United States Amateur Champion 2012 PING All-East Region All-SoCon: 2011, 2012 - 2012 United States Amateur Champion - 2-time All-SoCon (2011, 2012) and All-Freshman in 2010 - 2012 United States Amateur Public Links Round of 16 - won local qualifer - 2011 TGA Match Play Champion - Finished tied for second behind former Mocs golfer Bryce Ledford in the 2009 Tennessee State Open opening with a seven-under par 64 before finishing three shots back at 206 (-7, 64-74-68) CAREER 2012 United States Amateur Champion defeating Michael Weaver (Cal) in 37 holes at fabled Cherry Hills Country Club…qualified for match play as part of a 17-man group for 14 spots…Fox defeated Jeff Osberg (3&2), Dr. Douglas Hanzel (1up), Zack Munrow (2up), then-World No. 1 Chris Williams (4&2) and Brandon Hagy (2up) en route to the epic win...represented the U.S. in 2012 World Team Am…2012 PING All-East Region and two-time All-SoCon pick (2011, 2012)…2011 TGA Match Play Champion…shot a course-record 64 (-8) at the Club at Olde Stone in the second round of the NCAA Bowling Green Regional…his third-place finish in the regional helped the Mocs win their first NCAA Golf Regional. 2011-12 PING All-East Region and All-SoCon…ranked No. 89 in the nation (Golfstat)…one of two Mocs (Stephan Jaeger) to start all 13 events…averaged 72.89 strokes per round, second-best total on the team behind Jaeger…71.41 average in the final round shooting par or better nine times including eight of the last nine events… was 2-2 at the Collegiate Match Play Presented by Callaway…leads team in Par 3 scoring (3.06) and pars (414, 11.5 per round)…played 80.2 percent of his holes at par or better…13 par or better rounds (5 in 60s) with a low of 64 (-8) in the second round of the NCAA Bowling Green Regional which set a new course record at the Club at Olde Stone…shot a career-best 209 (-7) at the AutoTrader.com Collegiate Classic in October with a runner-up finish…second on the team to Jaeger with 104 birdies…set a career high with eight birdies on his record-setting card in Bowling Green…had five or more birdies seven times including five in his final round at famed Riviera C.C. at the NCAA Championship…four top 10s with three top 5s…tied for third at NCAA Bowling Green Regional and tied for fourth at SoCon Championship…led the squad in four events…13 birdies was season-best total coming at the Brickyard Collegiate and in Bowling Green…had 15 pars in his final card at the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate…had a team season-high 41 pars over 54 holes…counted in 33 of 36 team rounds…Athletic Director’s Honor Roll and SoCon Honor Roll. 2010-11 All-SoCon…one of three players (Davis Bunn, Chris Robb) to play in all 11 events…averaged 73.00 strokes per round, second only to Stephan Jaeger on the squad…second also with five rounds in the 60’s and 13 total par or better rounds…tied for second with three top 10s…led squad with 364 pars and tied with Jaeger for most total birdies (99)…12 rounds with four or more birdies (five with six or more) and a career-best seven in the second round of the Carpet Capital Collegiate…low round of 67 (-5) came in final round of NCAA Colorado Regional with six birdies, 11 pars and a lone bogey…that 67 was a school-record tally in an NCAA postseason event…did not have a score higher than bogey in Colorado as he joined Jaeger (twice – ’09 Finals, ’11 Colorado Regional) as the only Mocs to avoid “others” in NCAA postseason play…tied for seventh at the Carpet Capital at three-under par 213…tied for eighth at the Brickyard Collegiate shooting three-under par 213…three times finished under par during the season including minus two effort at SoCon Championship tying for fourth…tied for 13th at Linger Longer Invite (+2, 218)…10 or more birdies in five events with a high of 14 at the Carpet Capital…12 rounds with 12 or more pars with a team-best tying 16 in the second round at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate…39 pars at Springhill Suites Collegiate is a team high…played par or better on 78.3 percent of his holes with 15 rounds of 15 or more par or better holes…counted in 30 of 33 rounds…Dean’s List and Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. 2009-10 Played in every tournament as a true freshman…tied for medalist honors at the Furman Intercollegiate with 2009 U.S. Amateur finalist Ben Martin of Clemson…shot his low score of the season at Furman with a 54-hole total of 210 (-6)…three par or better rounds in the event shooting 70, 68 and 72…other top 10 came at the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate where he fired a 214 (+4)…low round of 66 (-4) came in the second round of the Palmetto…three rounds in the 60s was third on the team…led the team finishing tied for 21st at NCAA Southwest Regional (+7, 223)…played par or better on 73.7 percent of his holes which was third on the team behind Stephan Jaeger and Derek Rende…tied for 12th at the Brickyard Collegiate (143, -1) where he played 33 of 36 holes par or better…had a team-best 14 birdies at the Hootie CAREER BESTS Finish: T1, 2010 Furman Intercollegiate Totals: 54-Hole: 209 (-7), 2011 AutoTrader.com Collegiate Classic 36-Hole: 138 (-6), Twice (MR: 2010 Carpet Capital Collegiate) 18-Hole: 64 (-8), 2012 NCAA Bowling Green Regional Rounds: 1st: 69 (-3), 2010 Carpet Capital Collegiate 2nd: 64 (-8), 2012 NCAA Bowling Green Regional 3rd: 67 (-5), 2011 NCAA Colorado Reg./2011 AutoTrader.com Coll. at B Bulls ull lls Bay…had Bay had d more than h 10 10 birdies birdi dies in in a tournament four four ti times imes on the season, three of those coming in the Spring semester…12 rounds with four or more birdies with a high of six twice (2nd rounds of Furman and Hootie)…11 rounds playing 15 or more holes par or better…All-SoCon Freshman team…SoCon Golfer of the Month (March) and Golfer of the Week (Mar. 24)...Dean’s List, Honor Roll and SoCon Honor Roll…counted in 26 of 34 rounds. HENDERSONVILLE HIGH SCHOOL Played for Andy Gilley at Hendersonville High School...2007 and 2008 NHSGCAA All-America, while being named as a Player of Achievement in 2006…2008 Tennessee Junior Amateur Champion shooting three rounds of 68 (204, -9) at Colonial Country Club in Cordova, Tenn….lost on the second hole of a playoff shooting seven-under par 203 with rounds of 65, 71 and 67 at the 2009 Bubba Conlee National Junior at Quail Ridge Golf Club in Bartlett, Tenn….2008 Belle Meade/Hillwood Junior Invitational Champ (6974)…tied for third at 2008 AJGA Club Car Junior Hosted by Charles Howell III shooting 213 (-3) at Champions Retreat in Evans, Ga…. tied for fourth at 146 (+2) in the 2008 Future Tour Championship tying for the low round of the tournament with a 70 (-2) in the final round…tied for seventh at the 2008 Bubba Conlee National Junior (214)…tied for eighth as a freshman shooting 142 (-2) behind Mocs teammate Derek Rende (T1, 137) at the 2005 TSSAA Championship …region champ in 2008 and was a four-time district champ (2005-08) for the Commandos…qualified as an alternate for the 2007 U.S. Junior Amateur…won the 2009 Wally Invitational by five shots shooting nine-under par 133 with a 69 and 64 at Old Hickory Country Club in Nashville…also claimed the 2009 Craig Rudolph Memorial at Clarksville (Tenn.) Country Club shooting a final round 66 (-6) to finish at 138…claimed over 100 titles during his junior career and held a No. 1 ranking in the state and top 30 nationally. PERSONAL Born Jan. 14, 1991...son of Alan and Maureen Fox…mom played collegiate basketball at Long Island University, while his father played professionally in Israel...the middle child in his family with an older sister Ashley and younger sister Kristen...majoring in Business Management. 2012-13 MEN’S GOLF CAREER STATS Year Rounds Strokes Avg. 60’s Par/Better Top 10’s Eagles Birdies 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 Totals 34 33 36 103 2515 2409 2624 7548 73.97 3 73.00 5 72.89 5 73.28 13 10 13 13 36 2 3 4 9 2 2 2 6 99 96 104 299 Pars 357 364 353 1074 20 NCAA REGIONAL: 2007-12 • CHAMPS 2012 • NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP: 2009, 2012 MEET THE MOCS RETURNING STARTERS LIAM JOHNSTON So. • Dumfries, Scotland Major: Undecided St. Joseph’s CAREER BESTS Finish: T10, 2012 SoCon Championship Totals: 54-Hole: 220 (+4), 2012 SoCon Championship 36-Hole: 147 (+3), 2011 AutoTrader.com Collegiate Classic 18-Hole: 70 (-2), 2012 Seahawk Intercollegiate Rounds: 1st: 71 (E), 2012 NCAA Championship 2nd: 72 (E), 2012 SoCon Championship 3rd: 70 (-2), 2012 Seahawk Intercollegiate - 2012 Tennant Cup Champion with a final round 62 shooting 130 over his final 36 holes making up an 11-shot deficit - Represented Scotland on European Boys and Home International teams - Runner-up finish in 2011 Scottish Boys Match Play - Runner-up finish in 2011 Scottish Boys Stroke Play 2011-12 Played in 10 of 13 events averaging 75.00 strokes per round…best finish was tied for 10th at SoCon Championship…his 220 there was his low 54-hole total…70 (-2) in final round of Seahawk Intercollegiate was his low 18…four par or better rounds total…three eagles, 55 birdies and 293 pars playing par or better on 72.2 percent of his holes… high of five birdies (Seahawk final round & opening round of NCAA Championship) and 14 pars (three times including NCAA Bowling Green Regional) in a round…nine birdies was his best tourney total (AutoTrader. com Collegiate Classic) as was 37 pars (twice)…counted in 21 of 27 rounds…Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. R SCOTLAND S One O of the top juniors to come out of o Scotland in 2011…second-place finish on the Scottish Boys Order of Merit in 2010 and 2011…runner-up at the 2011 Scottish Boys Match Play 2 and the 2011 Scottish Boys Stroke Play…represented a Scotland on the 2010 and 2011 Home International team S as well as the 2010 European Boys squad…qualified a for match play at 2011 Scottish Amateur (3rd round) fo and 2011 British Boys…his impressive 2010 included a a win at SGU Junior Tour Event 5 shooting six under for 36 w holes, round of 16 fi nish at Scottish Boys Match Play, tie h for fi fth at Scottish Youths Championship and tie for 11th fo at Scottish Boys Stroke Play…served as captain for 2010 a Scottish School Boys match against England and for the S South of Scotland Boys win over the North of England S team… t e Johnston won the South of Scotland Boys stroke play and match play in 2009 along with the stroke play p iin n 2008. PERSON PERSONAL PERS ONAL AL Born Jan. 26, 1993...son of Mary and Steele Johnston...two brothers, Matthew and Ryan...played soccer until 2011 with Queen of the South and Annan Athletics teams…from the same town (Dumfries) as Mocs women’s golf head coach Colette Murray…undecided on major. 2012-13 MEN’S GOLF CAREER STATS Year Rounds Strokes Avg. 60’s Par/Better Top 10’s Eagles Birdies 2011-12 27 2025 75.00 0 4 1 3 55 Pars 293 21 SOUTHERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS: 1987 • 2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2012 MEET THE MOCS RETURNING STARTERS ALEX RATLIFF Sr. • Kingsport, Tenn. Major: Business Dobyns-Bennett CAREER BESTS Finish: T16, 2010 TSU Big Blue Invite Totals: 54-Hole: 216 (+6), 2010 TSU Big Blue Invite 36-Hole: 143 (+3), 2010 TSU Big Blue Invite 18-Hole: 70 (E), 2010 TSU Big Blue Invite Rounds: 1st: 72 (E), Twice (MR: 2011 AutoTrader.com Coll.) 2nd: 70 (E), 2010 TSU Big Blue Invite 3rd: 73 (+3), 2010 TSU Big Blue Invite - 2nd-place at 2008 McDonald’s National Tournament of Champions - 2008 Ridgefields Men’s Invitational Champion - 2009 Ridgefields Men’s Invitational Second Place 2011-12 Played in four events, one as an individual…low round of 72 (E) to open the AutoTrader.com Collegiate Classic (Ind.) later matched at the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate…best finish was a tie for 40th at Palmetto shooting 223…26 birdies and 109 pars…high of four birdies at Brickyard Collegiate (final round) and Palmetto (2nd)…14 pars in opening round of AutoTrader.com Collegiate set his mark there…33 total pars at the AutoTrader…posted eight total birdies at the Brickyard, his first collegiate team event… six counters in nine team rounds... Dean’s List, Athletics Director’s Honor Roll, SoCon Honor Roll and Academic All-SoCon. 2010-11 Did not compete in an event…earned Dean’s List and Athletics Director’s Honor Roll. 2009-10 2 Ratliff played in five events, all as an R individual…low round of 70 came in at the TSU Big Blue Intercollegiate a where he fi nished tied for 16th, his best finish of the w year…shot 216 with was six-over par…lone sub-par y round came at the Administaff Augusta State Invite ro with a second round 71 (-1)…had three par or better w rounds…Commissioner’s Medal, SoCon Honor Roll and ro Chattanooga Dean’s List and Honor Roll. C DOBYNS-BENNETT HIGH SCHOOL D Played for Eddie Durham at DBHS…high school bests P include a round of 64 in 2007 Region Tournament as well in as 141 for 36-hole total and 215 for 54 holes…threea time all-conference honoree…2005 Big 9 Player of the t Year…64 in 2007 region event was a school and region Y record…second r e place at the 2008 McDonald’s National Tournament of Champions shooting 139 (71-68)…region T CAREER STATS Year Rounds Strokes Avg. 60’s Par/Better 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 Career 14 0 12 26 1060 --928 1988 75.71 0 0 0 77.33 0 76.46 0 3 0 1 4 and d conference conference f ch champ hamp as a f freshman resh hman a and nd d seni senior…won ior won 2007 and 2008 Elizabethton, Tenn., U.S. Junior Golf Tour events along with USJGT Knoxville Cup (2007 & 2008). PERSONAL Born Aug. 8, 1990...son of Tim and Donna Ratliff...has a younger brother, Isaac...majoring in Business. 2012-13 MEN’S GOLF 22 NCAA REGIONAL: 2007-12 • CHAMPS 2012 • NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP: 2009, 2012 MEET THE MOCS RETURNING STARTERS CHRIS ROBB RJr. • Aberdeenshire, Scotland Major: Business /General Management Banchory Academy 2010 SpringHill Suites Collegiate Medalist CAREER BESTS Finish: 1, 2010 Springhill Suites Collegiate Totals: 54-Hole: 207 (-9), 2010 Springhill Suites Collegiate 36-Hole: 135 (-9), 2010 Springhill Suites Collegiate 18-Hole: 66 (-6), 2010 Springhill Suites Collegiate Rounds: 1st: 66 (-6), 2010 Springhill Suites Collegiate 2nd: 69 (-3), 2 times (MR: 2011 NCAA Colorado Regional) 3rd: 69 (-3), 2011 AutoTrader.com Collegiate Classic - Won the second collegiate event of his career shooting -9 at the Springhill Suites Collegiate - Runner-up to teammate Stephan Jaeger at 2012 SoCon Championship - Won the 2012 North East Open at Newmachar Golf Club - SGU Boys Order of Merit: No. 5 in 2009 and No. 8 in 2008 - Titles at 2009 Scottish Golf Union Junior Tour at Kingsbams Golf Club Champion, 2008 Paul Lawrie Scottish Schoolboys Champion, 2007 Paul Lawrie Junior Match Play Champion, 2007 North-east District U18 Match Play and U16 Stroke Play Champion 2011-12 Played in 11 events, 10 as a counting team member… third on the squad in stroke average (74.45)…eight par or better rounds with two in the 60s…best finish was tied for second at SoCon Championship behind teammate Stephan Jaeger…best 54-hole total was level-par 216 at Linger Longer Invitational…three eagles, 75 birdies and 282 pars…seven birdies in second round of Linger Longer…13 total birdies in the event…14 pars in second round of Brickyard Collegiate was best with 37 total for the event… counted in 21 of 24 team rounds including all 12 in the spring…Dean’s List, Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, SoCon Honor Roll. 2010-11 Averaged 74.18 strokes per round… won his second collegiate event shooting nine-under par 207 (team best for season) at the Springhill Suites Collegiate which was played at the site of the 2011 SoCon Championship (Country Club of South Carolina)… three rounds in the 60s, nine par or better overall…squad’s low round with a 66 (-6) to open the Springhill Suites Collegiate…tied for 11th at SoCon Championship at one over…nine rounds with four fo or more birdies with a high of six in the opening round ro of the Mason Rudolph Intercollegiate (71) which he h matched in the opening round of the NCAA Colorado Regional)…shot level par finishing tied for 24th at the R regional…four tourneys with 10 or more birdies with a re high of 13 at Springhill Suites Collegiate followed by 12 h at Colorado Regional…36 pars was tournament high a done twice (Carpet Capital/SoCon)…15 pars in his first d collegiate round at Carpet Capital stood as his most pars c in 18 holes…played par or better on 76.1 percent of his in holes with 10 rounds registering 15 or more par or better h holes…second on the squad with four eagles while h recording r e 88 birdies and 360 pars…counted in 23 of 33 rounds…Dean’s r o List and Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. 2009 10 2009-10 2009 Robb joined the team in January of 2010…did not compete in the spring and has four years of eligibility remaining. SCOTLAND Prepped at Banchory Academy in Banchory, Scotland… titles at 2009 Scottish Golf Union Junior Tour at Kingsbams Golf Club Champion, 2008 Paul Lawrie Scottish Schoolboys Champion, 2007 Paul Lawrie Junior Match Play Champion, 2007 North-east District U18 Match Play and U16 Stroke Play Champion…represented Scotland in European Boys Team Championship 2007-09…qualified for Match Play at 2009 British Boys Amateur…also played rugby along with his many accomplishments on the links. PERSONAL Born January 7, 1991…son of David and Heather Robb… one older brother, Eddie…majoring in Business. 2012-13 MEN’S GOLF CAREER STATS Year Rounds Strokes Avg. 60’s Par/Better Top 10’s Eagles Birdies 2010-11 2011-12 Career 33 33 66 2448 2457 4905 74.18 3 74.45 2 74.32 5 9 8 16 1 1 2 4 3 7 88 92 180 Pars 360 343 703 23 SOUTHERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS: 1987 • 2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2012 MEET THE MOCS RETURNING STARTERS BENNI WEILGUNI RJr. • Langenlois, Austria Major: Business /General Management Commercial Academy All-SoCon - 2011 SoCon All-Freshman - 2011 - Ranked No. 1 in Austria (U18) - Won three Austrian Junior Golf Tour Events - Qualified for Austria’s 2008 and 2009 European Boys Team Championship entry 2011-12 Played in nine of 11 events averaging 75.54 strokes per round…got off to a great start with a second-place finish at the prestigious Carpet Capital Collegiate shooting six-under par 210…had two more top 15s…six par or better rounds with two in the 60s…low round of 67 (-5) in the second round of the Carpet Capital…four eagles, 66 birdies and 232 pars…four or more birdies in a round six times with a high of five in the final round of the AutoTrader.com Collegiate Classic…12 birdies over his 54 holes at the Carpet Capital…13 pars in final round of Golfweek Conference Challenge and second round of SoCon Championship was season-best…35 total pars at Golfweek tourney…counted in 16 of 24 team rounds. 2010-11 All-SoCon and SoCon All-Freshman… posted 73.67 scoring average for season, 72.78 in the spring…three top 10s…led team with five eagles…had 94 birdies and 305 pars playing par or better 74.8 percent of his holes…11 par or better rounds (3rd on team) with three in the 60s (also 3rd on squad)…low round of 67 (-3) and low 54-hole total of 210 (E) came at Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate where he finished a season-best fourth…ended the fall portion of the schedule tying for eighth at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate shooting four-under par (212)…had five par or better rounds in six tries ending the fall at the Bank of Tennessee and opening the spring at the Palmetto…shot par or better at three tourneys…tied for ninth at the Linger Longer Invite shooting minus one (215)…10 rounds with four or more s birdies with a high of six in the final round of the Furman b Intercollegiate…three tourneys with 10 or more total In birdies with a team-high 15 at the Bank of Tennessee and b Furman Intercollegiates…11 rounds with 12 or more F pars with a high of 14 in the opening round of the SoCon p Championship where he set his tournament high of 37… C nine rounds with 15 or more par or better holes…team n counter in 24 of 30 rounds…Athletics Director’s Honor c Roll. R 2009-10 2 Enrolled at Chattanooga in January, 2010…sat out the E spring semester to focus on studies and get acclimated to s collegiate life…four years of eligibility remaining. c CAREER BESTS Finish: 2, 2011 Carpet Capital Collegiate Classic Totals: 54-Hole: 210 (E/-6), Twice (MR: 2011 Carpet Capital Collegiate) 36-Hole: 139 (-5), Twice (MR: 2011 Carpet Capital Collegiate) 18-Hole: 67 (-3/-5), Twice (MR: 2011 Carpet Capital Collegiate) Rounds: 1st: 67 (-3), 2011 Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate 2nd: 67 (-5), 2011 Carpet Capital Collegiate 3rd: 70 (E/-2), Twice (MR: 2011 LSU National Invite) 2012-13 MEN’S GOLF AUSTRI AUSTRIA AUST RIA A Attended Commercial Academy while developing his sterling reputation as a junior in Austria…second Austrian to play golf recently at Chattanooga (Christine Wolf)… three-time winner on Austrian Junior Golf Tour…runnerup in the Austrian Junior Championship, fourth in Austrian National Championship with top 10s at International Austrian Championship and 2008 Doral-Publix Junior Golf Classic…qualified for Austria’s 2008 and 2009 European Boys Team Championship. PERSONAL Born August 5, 1990…son of Peter Weilguni and Patrizia Weilguni…one sister, Sophie, who was a member of the Mocs women’s golf team in 2012…majoring in Business. CAREER STATS Year Rounds Strokes Avg. 60’s Par/Better Top 10’s Eagles Birdies 2010-11 2011-12 Career 30 24 54 2210 1813 4023 73.67 3 75.54 2 74.50 5 11 6 17 3 1 4 5 4 9 94 66 160 Pars 305 232 537 24 NCAA REGIONAL: 2007-12 • CHAMPS 2012 • NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP: 2009, 2012 MEET THE MOCS NEWCOMERS WES GOSSELIN Freshman Knoxville, Tenn. Hardin Valley MICHAEL MONROE Freshman Franklin, Tenn. Independence KORY WEBB Freshman Knoxville, Tenn. Christian Academy - Strong all-around player - One of the state’s top junior golfers during high school career - Qualified for 2011 U.S. Amateur HARDIN VALLEY Had a sterling junior career that included appearances at 2011 U.S. Amateur and 2010 and 2011 U.S. Junior Am… made it to the round of 32 at 2011 U.S. Junior Am losing to eventual champ Jordan Spieth (2&1)…finished second at 2011 TSSAA Class AAA State Championship…won his 2011 U.S. Junior Am section qualifying shooting nine-under par (69-66=135)…posted three other tops fives and a top 10 in 2011…fourth at the 2011 AJGA Junior at Savannah Quarters and at 2011 Tennessee Junior Amateur…was highly recruited with unofficial visits to Auburn, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest and Charlotte before committing to Chattanooga. PERSONAL Born September 9, 1993 in Knoxville, Tenn.…son of Rob and Hope Gosselin…two brothers, Zach and Graham…member of National Honor Society at HVHS and volunteered with KARM (Knoxville Area Rescue Ministries)…undecided on his major. - Long hitter who came on strong in 2011-12 - No. 2 in Tennessee and No. 43 nationally on Golfweek Junior Rankings - Top 5 finish at Western Junior Championship INDEPENDENCE Was the No. 2 junior in Tennessee, 43rd nationally, according to Golfweek’s junior rankings…tied for fifth shooting -4 at 2012 Western Junior Championship... won four times in 2011 with 13 total top 10 finishes (five top 10s)…biggest win was 2011 TPC Invitational shooting even par to best a 108-player field at the TPC at Sawgrass…tied for second at the 2011 AJGA Franklin Junior. PERSONAL Born July 26, 1993 in Knoxville, Tenn.…son of Mark and Debbie Monroe…has two sisters, Kyndall and Kelley… maintained a 4.0 grade point average throughout high school as a member of National Honor Society…was active in community service projects in Nashville area… majoring in Business. - Strong, consistent player in the mold of Jonathan Hodge and Davis Bunn - Top 20 junior on Junior Golf Scoreboard - One of three (Bunn, Wes Gosselin) current Mocs from Knoxville CHRISTIAN ACADEMY Ranked in the top 20 (No. 18) on Junior Golf Scoreboard for Class of 2012 at the time of his signing…won his U.S. Amateur Public Link local qualifier at Furman Golf Club shooting 65-76 for a three-under par 141…missed qualifying for match play at Pub Links by two shots… led Christian Academy to back-to-back TSSAA Class A-AA State Championships…won back-to-back events on the Southeastern Junior Golf Tour capturing the Old Fort Junior Classic and Tennessee National Junior Classic in 2011…2nd at 2011 Tennessee Junior Amateur…tied for 11th at the 2012 Greystone Invitational. PERSONAL Born August 3, 1993 in Knoxville, Tenn.…son of Tracy and Jill Webb…National Honor Society student…active volunteer with the First Tee of Knoxville during summer of 2012…majoring in Accounting. 25 2012-13 MEN’S GOLF SOUTHERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS: 1987 • 2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2012 MEET THE MOCS RETURNEES/NEWCOMER 2012-13 MEN’S GOLF 26 NCAA REGIONAL: 2007-12 • CHAMPS 2012 • NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP: 2009, 2012 2011-12 REWIND STATS, LOW ROUNDS & RANKINGS 35 33 27 21 16 11 6 66 64 69 70 67 71 72 13 5 2 0 2 0 0 22 13 8 4 6 2 1 Results 8 4 1 1 1 0 0 1, Thrice: Golfweek/SoCon/NCAA 2, AutoTrader.com Classic T2, SoCon Champ. T10, SoCon Champ. 2, Carpet Capital T35, Carpet Capital T40, Cleveland Golf Palmetto Scores Stephan Jaeger’s (pictured left) 2012 honors included PING 1st Team AllAmerican, Cleveland/Srixon All-America Scholar, PING All-Region, SoCon Player of the Year, All-SoCon and All-SoCon Academic. He won three times including the SoCon and NCAA Bowling Green Regional Championships. He was joined on the All-Region and All-SoCon teams by Steven Fox (center). Fox set the course record of 64 (-8) at the Club at Olde Stone in the second round at the NCAA Bowling Green Regional where he notched the fourth of his top 10s on the season. Robb was runner-up to Jaeger at the SoCon Championship. Name Stephan Jaeger Steven Fox Chris Robb Liam Johnston Benni Weilguni Davis Bunn Alex Ratliff Date Sept. 9-11 T’ment Rnds Avg Counters Low 60’s Par/Bet Top 10’s Best Finish 12 12 10 9 6 6 3 36 36 33 27 24 21 12 71.14 72.89 74.45 75.00 75.54 76.14 77.33 Tournament Carpet Capital Classic 6th of 12 287-287-290=864 (E) The Farm; Dalton, Ga. Top Chattanooga Finisher: Benni Weilguni, 2, 72-67-71=210 (-6) Golfweek Conference Challenge 2nd of 15 279-291-296=866 (+2) Spirit Hollow Golf Course; Burlington, Iowa Top Chattanooga Finisher: Stephan Jaeger, 1, 67-69-73=209 (-7) Rees Jones Invitational 6th of 13 306-302-301=909 (+45) Haig Point Golf Club; Daufuskie Island, S.C. Top Chattanooga Finisher: Stephan Jaeger, T7, 74-75-73=222 (+6) Brickyard Collegiate 6th of 15 296-298-291=885 (+21) The Brickyard at Riverside; Macon, Ga. Top Chattanooga Finisher: Stephan Jaeger, T2, 71-70-69=210 (-6) AutoTrader.com Collegiate Classic 2nd of 12 Berkeley Hills County Club; Duluth, Ga. Top Chattanooga Finisher: Steven Fox, 2, 71-71-67=209 (-7) Seahawk Intercollegiate 4th of 12 Country Club of Landfall – Nicklaus Course; Wilmington, N.C. Top Chattanooga Finisher: Steven Fox, T7, 73-73-69=215 (-1) 291-287-279=857 (-7) Sept. 25-27 Oct. 3-4 TOP 10 TEAM ROUNDS OF 2011-12 Event 1) Golfweek Conf. Chall. tie) AutoTrader Classic 3) SoCon Champ tie) NCAA BG Reg 5) NCAA BG Reg 6) SoCon Champ 7) Carpet Capital Coll. tie) Carpet Capital Coll. tie) AutoTrader Classic 10) Seahawk Inter. tie) Linger Longer Inv. Score 279 (-9) 279 (-9) 281 (-7) 281 (-7) 284 (-4) 286 (-2) 287 (-1) 287 (-1) 287 (-1) 288 (E) 288 (E) Round 1 3 3 2 3 2 1 2 2 2 2 Date 9/25 10/18 4/17 5/18 5/19 4/16 9/9 9/10 10/17 2/26 3/24 Oct. 7-9 Oct. 17-18 Feb. 26-27 300-288-291=879 (+15) Mar. 5-6 Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate 9th of 18 294-289-294=877 (+37) Palmetto Golf Club; Aiken, S.C. Top Chattanooga Finisher: Steven Fox, T14, 75-71-71=217 (+7) Collegiate Match Play Presented by Callaway 4th of 16 The Concession Golf Club; Bradenton, Fla. Top Chattanooga Finisher: Steven Fox, Benni Weilguni & Chris Robb went 2-2-0 Linger Longer Invitational 3rd of 12 289-288-293=870 (+6) Great Waters Golf Course at Reynolds Plantation; Greensboro, Ga. Top Chattanooga Finisher: Stephan Jaeger, 3, 68-74-68=210 (-6) TOP 10 INDIVIDUAL ROUNDS OF 2011-12 Event 1) Steven Fox 2) Stephan Jaeger tie) Stephan Jaeger tie) Stephan Jaeger 5) Benni Weilguni tie) Stephan Jaeger tie) Steven Fox tie) Stephan Jaeger 9) Stephan Jaeger tie) Stephan Jaeger tie) Stephan Jaeger tie) Stephan Jaeger 64 (-8) 66 (-6) 66 (-6) 66 (-6) 67 (-5) 67 (-5) 67 (-5) 67 (-5) 68 (-4) 68 (-4) 68 (-4) 68 (-4) Score 2 3 1 3 2 1 3 2 1 2 1 3 Round Event NCAA BG Reg LSU National SoCon NCAA BG Reg Carpet Capital Golfweek Chall. AutoTrader NCAA BG Reg Carpet Capital AutoTrader Linger Longer Linger Longer Mar. 18-20 2012-13 MEN’S GOLF Mar. 24-25 March 31-April 1 LSU National Invitational 8th of 12 305-299-290=894 (+30) University Club; Baton Rouge, La. Top Chattanooga Finisher: Steven Fox, T14, 75-73-72=220 (+4) Apr. 15-17 Southern Conference Championship 1st of 11 294-286-281=861 (-3) Ralston Creek Course, Daniel Island, S.C. Top Chattanooga Finisher: Stephan Jaeger, 1, 66-72-69=207 (-9) NCAA Bowling Green Regional 1st of 14 294-281-284=859 (-5) Club at Olde Stone; Bowling Green, Ky. Top Chattanooga Finisher: Stephan Jaeger, 1, 70-67-66=203 (-13) NCAA Championship 18th of 30 299-295-290=884 (+32) Riviera Country Club; Pacific Palisades, Calif. Top Chattanooga Finisher: Stephan Jaeger, T45, 76-73-70=219 (+6) May 17-19 IN THE RANKINGS Date FINAL 2011-12 Golfweek Golfstat Golf World 32 27 RV May 29-June 3 27 SOUTHERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS: 1987 • 2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2012 2011-12 REWIND 2011-12 TOURNEY RESULTS T37) Steven Fox T46) Liam Johnston 851 (-13) 856 (-8) 857 (-7) 862 (-2) 863 (-1) 864 (E) 872 (+8) 873 (+9) 879 (+15) 887 (+23) 890 (+26) 890 (+26) 210 (-6) 215 (-1) 220 (+4) 223 (+7) 224 (+8) 70-80-74 73-75-79 224 (+8) 227 (+11) Rees Jones Invitational Oct. 3-4 • Haig Point Golf Club • Daufuskie Island, S.C. 1) Kennesaw State 310-295-289 894 (+30) 2) South Carolina 305-293-300 898 (+34) 3) Wake Forest 306-396-298 900 (+36) 4) Iowa State 298-296-306 900 (+36) 5) Liberty 306-300-300 906 (+42) 6) Chattanooga 306-302-301 909 (+45) 7) Georgia State 301-302-308 911 (+47) 8) USF 297-315-302 914 (+50) 9) UNC Wilmington 311-307-301 919 (+55) tie) Michigan State 306-300-311 919 (+55) 11) Charleston Southern 322-301-312 935 (+71) 12) Winthrop 313-318-308 939 (+75) 13) Jacksonville Univ. 324-307-312 943 (+79) MOCS: T7) Stephan Jaeger 74-75-73 222 (+6) T20) Chris Robb 75-74-79 228 (+12) T30) Steven Fox 79-74-77 230 (+14) T36) Benni Weilguni 78-79-76 233 (+17) T39) Davis Bunn 79-80-75 234 (+18) Brickyard Collegiate Championship Oct. 7-9, 2011 • Brickyard at Riverside • Macon, Ga. 1) No. 21 Georgia Tech 280-285-283 848 (-16) 2) No. 15 Florida State 282-298-285 865 (+1) 3) North Florida 284-294-290 868 (+4) 4) No. 22 Georgia 295-296-281 872 (+8) 5) Virginia Tech 297-294-290 881 (+17) 6) No. 12 Chattanooga 296-298-291 885 (+21) 7) Texas-Arlington 298-297-292 887 (+23) 8) Oklahoma 301-296-293 890 (+26) tie) Mercer 299-289-302 890 (+26) 10) Ole Miss 297-299-296 892 (+28) 11) Colorado State 300-301-293 894 (+30) 12) Augusta State 292-302-30