No. 1 Mississippi Gulf Coast finished fourth in the Carey Collegiate Classic played at Canebrake Country Club in Hattiesburg.
The Bulldogs shot 4-over 292. Brice Wilkinson (Fr. Madison Central/Madison) made the All-Tournament team by shooting even-par 72 to finish at 3-under, tied for fifth.
Dalton State, the No. 2 team in NAIA, ran away from the field by shooting 19-under for the tournament. Meridian, then No. 4 team in NJCAA Division II, was second at 4-over, followed by Spring Hill two more shots back.
Dalton State's S.M. Lee finished at 8-under to claim medalist honors. His teammates finished third and fourth.
Colby Blake (So., Parklane/Tylertown) finished at even-par, and Carter Nicholson (Fr., Pearl River Central/Carriere) had a 1-under 71 to finish at 7-over tied for 27th with Colby Entriken (So., Hancock/Pass Christian).
The golf team returns to action March 26-27 at the GlenLakes Invitational in Foley, Ala. The tournament is played on the same course as the NJCAA Division II national championship tournament will be played in May.
|1. Dalton State||288-269-557 (-19)|
|2. Meridian||298-282-580 (+4)|
|3. Spring Hill||289-293-582 (+6)|
|4. Gulf Coast||296-292-588 (+12)|
|5. Lindsey Wilson||299-292-591 (+15)|
|6. William Carey||301-294-595 (+19)|
|7. Blue Mountain||303-301-604 (+28)|
|8. East Central||317-307-624 (+48)|
|9. Loyola-New Orleans||313-313-626 (+50)|
|10. William Carey B||314-313-627 (+51)|
|11. Millsaps||316-319-635 (+59)|
|12. Belhaven||318-320-638 (+62)|
|T5. Brice Wilkinson||69-72-141 (-3)|
|T9. Colby Blake||71-73-144 (E)|
|T27. Colby Entriken||75-76-151 (+7)|
|T27. Carter Nicholson||80-71-151 (+7)|
|T31. Jackson Wedgeworth||76-76-152 (+8)|
|T46. Miles Jackson||80-77-157 (+13)|
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