No. 2 MGCCC poised for 11th district title

No. 2 MGCCC poised for 11th district title

No. 2 Mississippi Gulf Coast has a five-shot lead after Saturday's first round of the NJCAA District D Championship in Amory, with all five of their squad in the top nine of the individual leaderboard.

 

"It was a good day all in all," Gulf Coast coach Tommy Snell said. It was very windy It was tough choosing the right club. It was tough on the greens, but my guys held tough. It'll be a good battle tomorrow."

 

Brice Wilkinson (So., Madison Central/Madison) is two shots behind Itawamba's Dean Garrett, who shot 2-under 70 at Ackia Golf Club.

 

Jake Crosson (Fr., New Hope/Columbus) is a shot back in third, and Carter Nicholson (So., Pearl River Central/Carriere) is in a tie for fourth at 2-over. Jon Hopkins (Fr., Hockerill Anglo-European College/Bishop's Stortford, England) and Miles Jackson (So., Biloxi/Biloxi) are part of a four-way tie for sixth at 3-over.

 

Patrick Powers (Fr., St. Stanislaus/Gulfport) is at 2-over, but he's playing as an individual and isn't eligible for awards.

 

The Bulldogs had three holes of double-bogey or worse, including a double and a triple on 18.

 

"We just kind of faltered a little bit on the back nine, but we got off to a good start so that helped."

 

The Bulldogs are 15 shots ahead of third-place Meridian. Only two teams advance to the NJCAA Championship next month in Plymouth, Ind. The top five individuals whose teams don't qualify will also make the trip.

 

The second round will be played Sunday.

 

Full results: http://results.golfstat.com/public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=team&tid=18049

For more information on MGCCC's 10 intercollegiate athletic teams, follow @MGCCCBulldogs on Twitter and MGCCCBulldogs on Facebook, and go to mgcccbulldogs.com.

Team scores

Team Score
1. Gulf Coast 294 (+6)
2. Itawamba 299 (+11)
3. Meridian 309 (+21)
4. Copiah-Lincoln 314 (+26)
5. Hinds 316 (+28)

MGCCC scores

Player Score
2. Brice Wilkinson 72 (E)
3. Jake Crosson 73 (+1)
T4. Carter Nicholson 74 (+2)
T4. Patrick Powers* 74 (+2)
T6. Jon Hopkins 75 (+3)
T6. Miles Jackson 75 (+3)
* — Playing as individual
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