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Chattanooga sweeps at NCAA South Central Regional

Chattanooga Athletics
published 19 May 2012

see also: NCAA Division I Golf Championship - South Central Regional and Stephan Jaeger's rankings profile


Stephan Jaeger
BOWLING GREEN, KY (May 19, 2012) -- Senior Stephan Jaeger (Munich, Germany) and the Chattanooga Mocs men's golf team swept the individual and team crowns at the NCAA Bowling Green Regional Saturday. It's the first NCAA postseason golf titles in school history.

Jaeger was fantastic from start-to-finish in firing a career-best 203, 13-under par. His first two cards of 70 and 65 were followed by a six-under par 66 today to win by four shots over UCLA's Pedro Figueiredo.

His 66 paced UTC to a four-under 284, the low round of the day. It gave the Mocs a one-shot win over No. 15 Texas A&M and four shots over No. 3 UCLA, the leader the first two days. Virginia Tech (874) and Memphis (876) rounded out the top five which are the schools that advance to the NCAA Championship.

It wasn't easy. The Aggies surged early, while the Bruins roared back in the middle of the round. The three schools were tied at two-under shortly after the teams completed the turn at nine.

As Jaeger went back-to-back with birdies on 11 and 12, Steven Fox (Hendersonville, Tenn.) did the same at 13 and 14. As Fox's birdie dropped on 14, news circulated that Davis Bunn (Knoxville, Tenn.) tallied a hole-in one on the difficult par three 16. He sunk an eight iron from 189 yards out for the epic ace.

Liam Johnston (Dumfries, Scotland) and Chris Robb (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) took over from there. Johnston birdied 17 and ended his day at one-over par 73. Robb birdied three of the last four holes to tie Bunn in the house at 74.

That gave the Mocs a three-shot cushion which was key because the Aggies were not going away. Tyler Dunlap posted birdies on 15 and 16 which coupled with Jaeger's bogey on 16, pulled Texas A&M even with two groups on the course.

Jaeger scored a reversal on the 17th, however. His chip in birdie and Dunlap's bogey Chattanooga back up by two.

Fox's tee shot on 18 went right and his unplayable lie in the high grass added to the suspense. But the junior made bogey to keep the Mocs in front by one. It came down to Jaeger and Dunlap. Jaeger was just off the front of the green in two on the par five, while Dunlap was well to the right in the deep rough.

Dunlap's chip put him business for birdie, while Jaeger chipped up to around six feet from the hole. Dunlap rolled in his nine-footer for his four turning the drama over to Jaeger. He lived up to his status as the top-ranked player in the field nailing the putt for the one-stroke win.

Fox finished tied for third at 211. His course record 64 the previous day still had the assembled throng of locals and school fans buzzing. Robb tied for 26th at 222, while Johnston was two shots back at 224. Bunn ended up with a total of 233.

The Mocs move on to famed Riviera Country Club for the NCAA Championship May 29-June 3. The finals start with 54 holes of stroke play with the top eight teams advancing to match play. Three rounds of match play determine the 2012 NCAA Champion. Live scoring can be accessed on GoMocs.com on the men's golf schedule page.

NCAA Division I Golf Championship - South Central Regional: Top Finishers

Click on each link to view that player's ranking and performance in
Golfweek/amateurgolf.com Player Rankings points events
Place    Player Scores
1 Germany Stephan Jaeger, Germany 70-67-66--203
2 Portugal Pedro Figueiredo, Portugal 68-69-70--207
T3 TX Ty Dunlap, Westlake, TX 71-70-70--211
T3 TN Jonathan Fly, Memphis, TN 68-73-70--211
T3 TN Steven Fox, Hendersonville, TN 76-64-71--211
T3 South Africa Scott Vincent, South Africa 70-69-72--211
7 IA Nate McCoy, W. Des Moines, IA 73-68-71--212
8 OH Ethan Tracy, Hilliard, OH 76-67-70--213
T9 Costa Rica Carlos Ortiz, Costa Rica 73-71-70--214
T9 CA Jack Perry, Santa Barbara, CA 75-68-71--214
11 OK Geoff Shaw, Edmond, OK 74-71-70--215
12 Denmark Sebastian Cappelen, Denmark 73-72-71--216
13 CO Cameron Harrell, Colorado Springs, CO 75-69-73--217
T14 CO Zahkai Brown, Arvada, CO 72-73-73--218
T14 SC Crawford Reeves, Greenville, SC 73-68-77--218
T14 TX Jordan Russell, Bryan, TX 76-69-73--218
T17 CA Alex Kim, Fullerton, CA 74-68-77--219
T17 TX Johannes Veerman, TX 74-68-77--219
T19 TN Jack Belote, Memphis, TN 74-71-75--220
T19 CA Patrick Cantlay, Los Alamitos, CA 69-75-76--220
T19 CO Parker Edens, CO 72-74-74--220
T19 TX Ty Spinella, Aledo, TX 73-74-73--220
T23 CA Anton Arboleda, La Canada, CA 73-75-73--220
T23 Korea Eric Chun, Korea 74-70-77--221
T23 TX Blake Redmond, Sugar Land, TX 73-77-71--221
T26 Spain Emilio Cuartero, Spain 76-72-74--222
T26 SC Corbin Mills, Easley, SC 74-72-76--222
T26 TN Will Pearson, TN 77-69-76--222
T26 Scotland Chris Robb, Scotland 72-76-74--222
T30 VA Bryce Chalkley, VA 78-71-74--223
T30 AR Austin Cook, AR 79-73-71--223
T30 IA Sam Daley, IA 78-70-75--223
T30 AZ Nicholas Losole III, Scottsdale, AZ 77-73-73--223
T30 FL Andres Schonbaum, FL 76-76-71--223

To view complete results, click here.

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