No. 2 Mississippi Gulf Coast will have some work to do to win its eighth straight MACJC tournament after digging a five-shot hole on Friday.
The Bulldogs shot 1-over 289 and trail Meridian at the Itawamba Fall Invitational, which is being played at River Birch Golf Club in Amory.
Jon Hopkins (So., Hockerill Anglo-European College/Bishop's Stortford, England) shot a 3-under 69 and is three shots behind first-round leader Presley Wade from Meridian. Jake Crosson (So., New Hope/Columbus) is another shot back, with Cameron Mobley (So., Northwest Rankin/Brandon) and Nathan Woolard (So., Poplar Bluff/Poplar Bluff, Mo.) tied for ninth at 3-over.
Gulf Coast will play the 18-hole final round Saturday.
|Gulf Coast||289 (+1)|
|2. Jon Hopkins||69 (-3)|
|3. Jake Crosson||70 (-2)|
|T9. Cameron Mobley||75 (+3)|
|T9. Nathan Woolard||75 (+3)|
|T13. Hayden Green*||76 (+4)|
|T20. Patrick Powers||78 (+6)|
|T26. Hamp Fairey*||80 (+8)|
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