3 MS Gulf Coast CC players get national awards

3 MS Gulf Coast CC players get national awards

FOLEY, Ala. — Mississippi Gulf Coast grabbed a handful of awards Sunday night at the banquet before the NJCAA Division II Men's Golf Championship.


Brice Wilkinson (Fr., Madison Central/Madison) won the Phil Mickelson Outstanding Freshman Award. He won medalist at the NJCAA District D Championship by five shots. Wilkinson also had five other top-five finishes. Wilkinson has nine top 10 finishes in 11 tournaments. His stroke average is 72.44. 


Wilkinson was also named to the PING Division II All-American First Team.


Jackson Wedgeworth (So., West Jones/Soso), was named to the second team, and Colby Blake (So., Parklane/Tylertown) earned honorable mention.


Wedgeworth won the Hubert Tucker Award for having the lowest scoring average in MACJC play. He won one conference tournament and had five top-five finishes and had another four in the top-10.


Blake had three top-five finishes this year, with another five in the top-10.


Wilkinson, Wedgeworth and Blake were also named to the PING All-Region Team.


The banquet, held at Wolf Bay Lodge in Foley, honored the field of 130 golfers from 43 schools participating in the event. The tournament is being hosted by Foley Sports Tourism, GlenLakes Golf Club and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.


The 72-hole national championship is being played at GlenLakes Golf Club. It begins Monday, and NJCAA All-Americans will be named following the final round Thursday.


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Don Hammack

Sports Information Director

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College