No. 1 MGCCC leads MACJC teams at Grand Bear

No. 1 MGCCC leads MACJC teams at Grand Bear

SAUCIER – No. 1 Mississippi Gulf Coast leads five MACJC teams in the MGCCC Fall Invitational, which started Monday at Grand Bear Golf Course.


The Bulldogs finished the first round 11-over, eight shots ahead of East Central and 13 ahead of Copiah-Lincoln. There's a tournament within a tournament here, with MACJC and overall hardware up for grabs.


Gulf Coast's Colby Blake (So., Parklane/Tylertown) is tied with East Central's Jacob Hamner at even-par 72 for the lead among MACJC players.


"He just stayed around even all day," MGCCC coach Tommy Snell said. "If he gets his putter going tomorrow, he could go low. He's playing really well right now."


The Bulldogs' Colby Entriken (So., Hancock/Pass Christian) is another shot back and Jackson Wedgeworth (So., West Jones/Soso),  Brice Wilkinson (Fr. Madison Central/Madison) and Miles Jackson (Fr. Biloxi/Biloxi) shot 77.


"Colby Entriken played well on back nine to bring it back," Snell said. "He was 2-over at the turn and shot 1-under on the back. I was proud of my No. 5 guy for fighting back like that."


Golfers from four-year schools were still on the course Monday afternoon, but it appeared Gulf Coast would be either fifth overall in the whole field, which features 17 schools overall. The rest of the field is mostly NJCAA Division I or NAIA teams. MGCCC plays NJCAA Division II golf.


Snell thinks his squad could make up some ground on the top teams Tuesday.


"We didn't play very well," he said. "Jackson and those guys will be back. Carter got off to a bad start. I have complete confidence we'll have a good round tomorrow."

Team scores

Team Score
Gulf Coast 299 (+11)
East Central 307 (+19)
Copiah Lincoln 312 (+24)
Hinds 316 (+28)
Itawamba 318 (+30)

Team scores

Team Score
1. Wallace State 290 (+2)
T2. Calhoun 291 (+3)
T2. Central Alabama 291 (+3)
4. Mobile 293 (+5)
5. Gulf Coast 299 (+11)
T6. Spring Hill 302 (+14)
T6. Rend Lake 302 (+14)
8. Jefferson State 306 (+18)
9. East Central 307 (+19)
10. Georgia Military 309 (+21)
11 Spring Hill (B) 310 (+22)
T12. Copiah-Lincoln 312 (+24)
T12. Andrew 312 (+24)
14. Hinds 316 (+28)
15. Itawamba 318 (+30)
16. Coastal Alabama 324 (+36)
17. Gulf Coast (B) 335 (+47)
18. Bishop State 344 (+56)
19. Belhaven 345 (+57)

MGCCC scores

Player Score
T6. Colby Blake 72 (E)
T11. Colby Entriken 73 (+1)
T32. Jackson Wedgeworth 77 (+5)
T32. Brice Wilkinson 77 (+5)
T32. Miles Jackson* 77 (+5)
T41. Carter Nicholson 78 (+6)
T64. Graham Evans* 81 (+9)
T90. Damien Dhossche* 88 (+16)
T92. Kody Davis* 89 (+17)

* — Playing as individual


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