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By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn.—
The Chattanooga women’s golf team announced their schedule that will consist of 11 tournaments to prepare for their postseason.
The Mocs will open their season with the Mercedes-Benz Championship Sept. 21-22.
“There are a lot of opportunities for strong finishes,” head coach Colette Murray said to gomocs.com.“We’ve won a tournament in all eight seasons since we started play (2007-08), and if we play to our capabilities, that streak will continue. We’re excited to get the year started.”
Following their first tournament, the Mocs will play in the CSU Invitational Oct. 5-6, the Pinehurst Challenge Oct. 12-13, the Cardinal Cup in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 19-20, and will finish out the year with the Palmetto Intercollegiate Oct. 25-27 in Kiawah Island, S.C.
“We’ll have a chance to get off to a good start,” Murray said to gomocs.com. “Most are two-day, 54-hole events with 36 holes on the first day. We are a very well-conditioned group, so I expect that to be an advantage.”
To begin the spring semester, the Mocs return to action Feb. 22-23 in Mobile, Ala., at the US Women’s Invitational.
The Mocs will then return for their second tournament in Kiawah Island, S.C., Feb. 28-March 1 at the Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Spring Classic.
Their next four spring tournament include the UNF Collegiate March 7-8 in Jacksonville, Fla., the Low Country Intercollegiate March 9-20 in Hilton Head, S.C., the Henssler Financial Intercollegiate March 28-29 in Kennesaw, Ga., and the Web.com Intercollegiate April 4-5 in Jacksonville Fla.
The Southern Conference Championships follows from April 10-11 in Pooler, Ga., and then UTC will wrap up the season with the NCAA Regionals May 5-7 and the NCAA Championships May 20-25 in Eugene, Ore.
“We pride ourselves on being a championship program,” Murray said to gomocs.com. “Seven of our eight seasons, we’ve played in NCAA Regionals. Our goal every year is to win conference, go to regionals and get to the NCAA Championships like we did in 2009. It’s who we are, it’s our standard.”
The Mocs return five to the roster, including seniors Sarah Dolmovich, Chattanooga, Isabella Loza, Bucaramanga, Colombia, and Emily McLennan (Queensland, Australia), who is the 2014 SoCon Champion and earned All-SoCon honors.
UTC also returns sophomores Cris Perez, Pamplona, Spain, and Megan Woods, Spring Branch, Texas, as well as welcoming freshmen Pojjana Mesombat, Bankok, Thailand, and Monica San Juan, Navarra, Spain.