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CHATTANOOGA—The Chattanooga Mocs open postseason play this week at the Southern Conference Championships. This year’s title is up for grab on the Oconee Course at Reynolds Lake Oconee in Eatonton, Ga.
The Mocs head southeast in search of their seventh crown winning in 1987, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012 and 2013. Twice an individual claimed medalist honors with Donnie Green winning in our first SoCon Tournament in 1978 and current Korn Ferry Tour money leader Stephan Jaeger in 2012.
This year’s group enters the week with one team title and two individual wins this season. A.J. Lintunen led the squad sweeping the J.T. Poston Invitational in the fall before Lintunen won again in March at the Sea Palms Invite. He’s the fourth Moc with two or more in a season: Jaeger (3-2012), Jonathan Hodge (3-2008) & Bryce Ledford (2-2005).
Lintunen is joined by Paul Conroy, Connor Nolan, Gabe Hunter and Matt Smith. Nolan, Hunter and Smith have top 5s this season, while Conroy’s registered two top 10s in his first five events. Only Nolan has SoCon Tournament experience (2019).
The 8-team field tees off in twosomes all three rounds. The first round starts Monday at 9 a.m., with groups off the first and 10th tees followed by a second 18 in the afternoon. Click the scoring link above to follow scores and access pairings when available.
Southern Conference Championships
April 19-20 | Oconee Course | Eatonton, Ga. | Par 72 | 7,158 yards
Starters: A.J. Lintunen (72.73), Paul Conroy (74.28), Connor Nolan (74.39), Gabe Hunter (75.33) & Matt Smith (75.47)
54 holes | 36/18
Chattanooga, ETSU, Furman, Mercer, UNCG, Samford, Western Carolina, Wofford
Scoring: A.J. Lintunen, 72.73
Par or Better 54s: Connor Nolan, 3
Par or Better 18s: Lintunen, 10
Cards in 60s: Lintunen, 4
Par or Better Holes: Lintunen, 78.7%
Eagles/18: Leon Bader, 0.29 (4)
Birdies/18: Lintunen, 3.26 (75)
Pars/18: Nolan, 11.20 (224)
Bogeys/18: Nolan, 3.30 (66)
Others/18: Lintunen. 0.39 (9)
Par 3 Scoring: Lintunen, 3.15 (+15)
Par 4 Scoring: Lintunen, 4.10 (+23)
Par 5 Scoring: Conroy, 4.74 (-15)
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