BURLINGTON, Iowa — UTC’s Chris Robb fired a season-best 69 (-3) on Tuesday, leading the Chattanooga men’s golf team to an 11th-placed finish at the Golfweek Conference Challenge.
“It was great to see Chris Robb play like Chris Robb today,” Mocs coach Mark Guhne said. “He struggled yesterday but came out and posted a strong round. He is so talented and today proved it. He and Davis (Bunn) really showed what we are capable of, but they need a little help.”
Tuesday’s 293 moved the squad from 13th into a tie for 11th with Florida Gulf Coast. The two schools ended up three strokes back of 10th behind Arizona (892).
“Today’s round was nice to see,” Guhne said. “If we could have turned in three of those, it would have been a decent tournament. We’ll go back, practice, qualify and be ready to improve in our next event.”
Bunn shot an even-par 72 on Tuesday, finishing as the low Moc at 223. He finished one shot ahead of Robb and Brooks Thomas. Benni Weilguni rounded out the scoring with a 75 (+3), giving him 54-hole total of 228.
Oklahoma held off Virginia Tech for the win, as Tuesday’s one-over par 289 gave the Sooners a seven-under par 857 for the tournament. The Hokies shot a sizzling 278 (-10) to make up 11 shots, but fell four shy at 861 (-3). Va. Tech’s Scott Vincent shot 64 on Tuesday, sharing medalist honors with LSU’s Stewart Jolly at minus six (210).
The Mocs are off until October when they head south to Macon, Ga., for the Brickyard Collegiate. Played Oct. 4-6, the Brickyard is an annual stop on UTC’s schedule.
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