Bobcats fifth in Northwest Miss. CC Invitational

Written By: Shawn Wansley
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Date Submitted: 2011-03-21 16:59:47

 HORN LAKE – Jones County Junior College is in fifth place after the first round of the Northwest Mississippi Community College Invitational.

JCJC posted a team score of 318 during Monday’s opening round here at North Creek Golf Course.

The host Rangers are on top in the 10-team event after shooting a 297, three shots better than second place Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, which shot a 300. East Mississippi Community College is third at 307, followed by Co-Lin Community College at 311.

Individually, the Bobcats were led by Mitchell Smith’s 78. Markas Holifield had a 79, while Logan Parish shot an 80. Braxton Spiers fired an 81 and Ryan Blackwell had an 82.

Northwest’s Cameron Thomas blazed the course with a 5-under par 67 for the day’s top score. MGCCC’s Marcus Fox is four shots back after shooting a 71 and Bulldog teammate Rory Nelson is third with a 72.

The tournament concludes Tuesday at Wedgewood Golf Club in Olive Branch. There will be an 8 a.m. shotgun start for round two.


Northwest Mississippi Community College Invitational

Round One

North Creek Golf Course

JCJC Individuals

(318) – Mitchell Smith 78, Markas Holifield 79, Logan Parish 80, Braxton Spiers 81, Ryan Blackwell 82.



1. Northwest Miss.                       297

2. Miss. Gulf Coast                       300

3. East Mississippi                        307

4. Copiah-Lincoln                         311

5. Jones County                              318

6. Itawamba                               322

7. Hinds                                     326

7. East Central                            326

9. Northeast Miss.                        335

10. Holmes                                 352            


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