Chattanooga Mocs golfer advances to national semis

Chattanooga Mocs golfer advances to national semis

August 17th, 2012 by David Uchiyama in Sports - College

Golfer Steven Fox

Photo by John Rawlston/Times Free Press.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga senior golfer Steven Fox has advanced to the semifinals of the U.S. Amateur championship at Cherry Hills Golf Club outside Denver.

Fox defeated Chris Williams 4 and 2 to advance to a semifinal against Brandon Hagy, a junior at the University of California from Westlake Village, Calif.

Fox, who survived a 17-man playoff for 14 spots in the match-play format and earned the 63rd seed, controlled his Friday match.

Williams, the No. 1 ranked amateur in the world, was 2 down through four holes. Fox stretched his lead to 4 up through nine holes. Fox closed out Williams with a birdie on the par 4 16th hole.

See Saturday's Times Free Press for more coverage.