Bobcat golfers finish fifth in Northwest Miss. CC Invitational

Written By: Shawn Wansley
Email Address: shawn.wansley@jcjc.edu
Date Submitted: 2011-03-22 20:49:51

 By Shawn Wansley

JCJC Sports Information Director

OLIVE BRANCH – The Jones County Junior College golf team finished fifth in the Northwest Mississippi Community College Invitational here Tuesday at Wedgewood Golf Club.

The Bobcats fired a 319 on Tuesday to go with their opening round 318 on Monday at North Creek GC to finish with a 637. The host Rangers won the tournament with a 297-305 – 602.

Individually, the Bobcats were led by Simpson Academy sophomore Mitchell Smith. Smith shot a 74 on Tuesday to go with his 78 in the first round and finished at 152, which was tied for 10th overall. Other scores for JCJC were: Markas Holifield 79-81 – 160; Braxton Spiers 81-80 – 161; Ryan Blackwell 82-84 – 166; and Logan Parish 80-88 – 168.

The tournament medalist was Northwest’s Cameron Thomas. After posting a 67 on Monday, Thomas shot a 76 on Tuesday to finish at 143, 1-under par. That was three strokes better than Marcus Fox of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, who shot a 71-75 – 146. Tying for third were Colby Woodward of Co-Lin Community College and Weston Wallace of East Mississippi Community College, who each shot 75-73 – 148.

MGCCC finished second in the tournament with a 300-313 – 624, followed by Co-Lin at 311-305 – 616.

The final regular season tournament for the Bobcats will be the EMCC Invitational on April 3-4 at the Mississippi State University Golf Course in Starkville.

 

Northwest Mississippi Community College Invitational

(Round One-North Creek Golf Course; Round two-Wedgewood Golf Course)

JCJC Individuals

(318-319 – 637) – Mitchell Smith 78-74 – 152; Markas Holifield 79-81 – 160; Braxton Spiers 81-80 – 161; Ryan Blackwell 82-84 – 166; Logan Parish 80-88 – 168.

 

 

Team

1. Northwest Miss.                        297-305 – 602

2. Miss. Gulf Coast                        300-313 – 613

3. Copiah-Lincoln                          311-305 – 616

4. East Mississippi                        307-321 – 628

5. Jones County                             318-319 – 637

6. East Central                            326-323 – 649

7. Itawamba                               322-356 – 678

 

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