PREVIEW: Women’s Golf Hosts Chattanooga Classic at Black Creek

CHATTANOOGA—The Chattanooga Mocs women’s golf team hosts its first event since 2015 welcoming 12 teams for the Chattanooga Classic. The field tackles the challenging Black Creek Club layout Monday and Tuesday.

It looks to be a hotly-contested event with five top 100 schools all closely clustered entered – No. 81 Western Kentucky, No. 84 Iowa, No. 86 ETSU, No. 90 Middle Tennessee & No. 91 Chattanooga. A sixth, Colorado State, sits just outside that ranking at 101.
The Mocs have two runners-up, one third and two fourth-place finishes this year. The third and two fourths have come this month with some stellar individual play. There have been four top 10s (3 top 3s) by three different Mocs and seven top 20s spread out over four golfers.
Freshman Beatriz Barrios highlights that run earning Southern Conference Golfer of the Week honors for her play last time out. Barrios has back-to-back top 3s. First by a Moc since assistant coach Monica San Juan ’19 in Feb. 2018. She has three for the season. The last time a Moc had three or more was four by Emily McLennan ’16 in 2015-16.
The squad’s 298.44 scoring average in March lowered its season number to 301.44. Three Mocs bettered their averages over that span: Barrios (74.56), Esme Hamilton (74.78) and Daphne van Son (75.33).
The 2-day, 54-hole event opens with an 9 a.m., shotgun start Monday and ending with a final 18 Tuesday. Live scoring and pairings are available on the team’s schedule page and linked above.
Chattanooga Classic
March 29-30 | 54 holes (36/18) | Black Creek | Par 72 | 6,159 yards
Esme Hamilton (74.93), Beatriz Barrios (75.11), Dorota Zalewska (76.13), Daphne Van Son (76.37), Jefimija Dordevic (80.95)

Chattanooga, UAB, Colorado State, ETSU, Georgia Southern, Iowa, James Madison, Marshall, Middle Tennessee, Murray State, Samford, Toledo & Western Kentucky
Team Leaders
Scoring: Hamilton, 74.93
Par or Better 54s: Hamilton/Barrios, 1
Par or Better 18s: Hamilton, 7
Cards in 60s: Barrios, 1
Par or Better Holes: Hamilton/Barrios, 74.9
Eagles/18: Barrios/van Son, 0.08 (2)
Bridies/18: Hamilton, 2.48 (67)
Pars/18: Barrios, 11.37 (307)
Bogeys/18: Hamilton, 3.74 (101)
Others/18: Barrios, 0.52 (14)
Par 3 Scoring: Barrios/Hamilton, 3.19 (+21)
Par 4 Scoring: Hamilton, 4.19 (+51)
Par 5 Scoring: Barrios/Zalewska, 4.99 (-1) is the official website of the Chattanooga Mocs. Buy officially licensed gear in our online store. The Mocs can also be followed on their official Facebook page or on Twitter. Find out how to join the UTC Mocs Club and support more than 300 student-athletes by clicking here. Check out the Mocs on the Mic podcast here.

Show More

Related Articles

Back to top button