No. 1 Bulldogs win 2nd straight

No. 1 Bulldogs win 2nd straight

No. 1 Mississippi Gulf Coast narrowly reversed a first-round deficit Sunday, edging Meridian by a shot to win the first MACJC event of the season at Raymond.


"We came back and played well today," Gulf Coast coach Tommy Snell said. "We played well as a team. We had three people make the All-Tournament team, which is a testament to their staying power. They just grind it out."


The Bulldogs' Brice Wilkinson (So., Madison Central/Madison), Jake Crosson (Fr., New Hope/Columbus) and Graham Evans (So., Presbyterian Christian/Wiggins) tied for second at 3-over, four behind Meridian's Mitchell Fifer.


Jon Hopkins (Fr., Hockerill Anglo-European College/Bishops Stortford, England) was sixth two more shots back at Eagle Ridge Golf Club.


MGCCC had eight golfers finish in the top 18. Patrick Powers (Fr., St. Stanislaus/Gulfport) tied for seventh at 6-over, Miles Jackson tied for 10th at 7-over, and Nathan Woolard (Fr., Poplar Bluff/Poplar Bluff, Mo.) and Carter Nicholson (So., Pearl River Central/Carriere) tied for 12th another shot back.


Gulf Coast edged Meridian by one shot in May to win the NJCAA Division II championship. The Bulldogs have won their first two tournaments of the season.


The next MACJC event is Oct. 1-2 at Ackia Golf Club in Amory.


Team scores

Team                             Score

1. Gulf Coast                  303-289—592 (+16)

2. Meridian                     301-292—593 (+17)

3. Hinds                         305-299—604 (+28)

4. Itawamba                    305-303—608 (+32)

5. Copiah-Lincoln          304-319—623 (+47)

MGCCC scores

Player                            Score

T2. Brice Wilkinson       74-73—147 (+3)

T2. Jake Crosson            76-71—147 (+3)

T2. Graham Evans*        75-72—147 (+3)

6. Jon Hopkins               75-74—149 (+5)

T7. Patrick Powers*        76-74—150 (+6)

T10. Miles Jackson         78-73—151 (+7)

T12. Nathan Woolard*   76-76—152 (+8)

T12. Carter Nicholson    80-72—152 (+8)

T26. Cameron Mobley*  72-85—157 (+13)

T26. Oliver Harris*         80-77—157 (+13)

T33. Hamp Fairey*         80-81—161 (+17)

T33. Hayden Green*       80-81—161 (+17)

* -- Playing as individual


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Don Hammack

Sports Information Director

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College