MGCCC golf team finishes fifth at NJCAA D-II Tourney
Two Bulldogs earn All-American honors
PLYMOUTH, IN---In one of the team’s best performances at the National level, the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College golf team finished in fifth place at the NJCAA D-II Tournament at Swan Lake Golf Club. The Bulldogs stayed in the top five the entire tournament and were tied for first place after round one.
Brad Thornton is an NJCAA Honorable Mention All-American after finishing in the top 20 of the NJCAA D-II Tournament.
Gulf Coast (294-302-308-296---1200/+48) finished four shots behind fourth place Southeast (NE) while John A. Logan (IL) took third, Tyler (TX) finished second, and South Mountain (AZ) won the D-II title. Gulf Coast sophomore Jared Smith (69-73-76-76---294/+6) finished fourth individually and earned NJCAA All-American Honors and a spot on the All-Tournament team. Bulldog freshman Brad Thornton (75-78-74-74---301/+13) was 18th and also took home NJCAA Honorable Mention All-American honors. Gulf Coast sophomores Marcus Fox and Jack Sargent both finished tied for 32nd.
“It was a great week,” said Gulf Coast golf coach Tommy Snell. “The guys competed hard against the best players in the Nation at this level. This group has played at a championship level from start to finish this spring.”
In addition to the All-American honors, Jared Smith was named to the Ping All-American First Team squad while Marcus Fox earned Ping All-American Second Team honors. Also, Fox, Smith, Drew Seals, and Sargent were all named to the Ping D-II Central Region All-American squad.
In 2012, Gulf Coast won its fifth straight Region 23 title and third straight MACJC Championship and also swept every MACJC regular season event.
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