Spartan finish 11th at SoCon, Ehlert named All-Freshman 04-16-2012

DANIEL ISLAND. S.C. – Despite its best round of the tournament Tuesday, the UNCG men's golf team could not move up in the standings of the Southern Conference Championship at the Ralston Creek Course, finishing the three-day tournament in 11th. Kyle Sonday shot an even-par 72 to pace the Spartans on the final day of the tournament, while Alex Ehlert was named to the SoCon All-Freshman Team at the conclusion of the event.

UNCG shot 917 for the tournament (308-311-298) to finish three shots back of Western Carolina.

Sonday's total score of 225 (77-75-72) tied him for 25th place. Ehlert finished tied for 36th overall with a three-day total of 229 (77-75-77).

Senior Will Almand moved up two spots on day three. He shot a final-round of 76 for a score of 232 (77-79-76).

Robert Hoadley and Roy Dixon each shot final-round scores of 75, tying them for 45th and 47th, respectively. Hoadley finished with a total of 233 (77-81-75), while Dixon was just one shot back at 234 (77-82-75).

Tuesday, Chattanooga built on the lead it gained in round two, recording a 281 for a tournament team total of 861. The Mocs beat defending champion Georgia Southern by 19 strokes, the largest margin of victory at the tournament since 2001.

Chattanooga's Stephan Jaeger didn't let up, building on his individual lead in the final round by shooting a 2-under par 69 for a total of 207 (66-72-69). Jaeger beat runner-up Brandon Hudson of Wofford by 11 shots, matching the tournament record for margin of victory.

Team scores
1. Chattanooga    294-286-281=861
2. Georgia Southern    290-301-289=880
3. College of Charleston    295-298-289=882
4. Wofford    291-306-290=887
5. Samford    293-296-300=889
T6. Furman    295-301-301=897
T6. Appalachian State    300-302-295=897
8. Elon    297-309-299=905
9. Davidson    305-298-303=906
10. Western Carolina    306-308-300=914
11. UNCG    308-311-298=917

UNCG individuals
T25. Kyle Sonday    77-76-72=225
T36. Alex Ehlert    77-75-77=229
T43. Will Almand    77-79-76=232
T45. Robert Hoadley    77-81-75=233
T47. Roy Dixon    77-82-75=234

All-Southern Conference Team
Casey Komline, Appalachian State
Richard Fountain, Davidson
John Skeadas, Davidson
Austin Reeves, Furman
Lewis Gruber, Georgia Southern
Scott Wolfes, Georgia Southern
Drew Aimone, Samford
Casey O'Toole, Samford
Steven Fox, Chattanooga
Stephan Jaeger, Chattanooga

All-Freshman Team
Shane Rogan, College of Charleston
Zach Hartman, Georgia Southern
Scott Wolfes, Georgia Southern
Alex Ehlert, UNCG
JT Poston, Western Carolina

Player of the Year
Stephan Jaeger, Chattanooga

Freshman of the Year
Scott Wolfes, Georgia Southern

Coach of the Year
Mark Guhne, Chattanooga

- UNCG -



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