PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. --- The Chattanooga Mocs men's golf team improved four shots Wednesday with a 295 in round two of the NCAA Men's Golf Championship. Sophomore Chris Robb (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) led the Mocs carding a one-over par 72.
UTC is tied with No. 15 Texas A&M at 26-over par, 594. No. 9 Stanford is a shot back at 595, while No. 16 Virginia has a total of 598. The Mocs and Aggies are tied for 12th among the 15 teams in the morning wave.
Robb got off to a fast start with birdies on one and three. His birdie on eight got him back to minus two before a bogey at nine had him at one under at the turn. He scrambled his way through the back nine finishing birdie-par for his one-over total.
Stephan Jaeger (Munich, Germany) ground out a two-over par 73. He also started with a birdie. Ten pars and four bogeys later, he walked off 15 at plus three. His tee shot on the par three 16 was one-foot shy of the hole and his resulting birdie provided his final total of two over.
Davis Bunn (Knoxville, Tenn.) and Steven Fox (Hendersonville, Tenn.) each shot four-over par 75s. The duo each overcame a rough five-hole stretch (12-16) with three bogeys apiece. Liam Johnston's (Dumfries, Scotland) 80 rounded out the team scores.
The final stroke play round begins Thursday morning with teams 16-30 teeing off in the morning and 1-15 in the afternoon. The Mocs start on No. 1 at 7:30 a.m., paired with the Aggies and No. 23 Georgia.
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