NCAA REGIONAL: 2007-12 • CHAMPS 2012 • NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP: 2009, 2012
MARK GUHNE 4-TIME SOCON COACH OF THE YEAR
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
Ties 1 2 4 1 1 3 0 12
Titles 1 4 5 3 1 0 2 16
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
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
Four Mocs earned Dean’s List mention ((Jaeger, J Robb, Davis Bunn, Alex Ratliff ) aand another two joined the quartet on the AAthletic Director’s Honor Roll in 2011-12. TThat’s h six of seven team members with a 33.0 or better. Jaeger took UTC’s top academic honor iinn 2012 winning the Dayle May Award. It ggoes to the senior male and female studentaathletes t with the best cumulative grade ppoint average. The team has had numerous SoCon AAll-Academic members to go with countless DDean’s List and Athletic Director’s Honor RRolls. And as long as Guhne is in charge, tthat h won’t change. SSOCIALLY O His teams are active in the community aass well with several projects, but one has bbecome a major project. The Mocs have bbeen very active the last two years with tthe h City of Chattanooga Parks & Recreation TTherapeutic h Recreation Services C.H.I.P.S. pprogram. C.H.I.P.S. Golf is one of the many pprograms Therapeutic Recreation Services ffacilitates a for individuals who have ddisabilities. C.H.I.P.S. makes it possible for aanyone regardless of his or her disability to bbe able to play the game of golf. UTC student-athletes have been active pplaying rounds on regular basis with the CC.H.I.P.S. golfers. The team also hosted a golf sskills k open house for the group prior to the 22011 NCAA Colorado Regional at the Player DDevelopment Complex. In 2012, Jaeger coordinated the tteam’s e efforts making certain there was an aactive c presence at C.H.I.P.S. events. It is just
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.
2012-13 MEN’S GOLF
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
TThe h 2012 Mocs earned their way to the 2012 NCAA Championship at famed Riviera Country Club by winning the Bowling Green Regional.
Published on Dec 4, 2012