Bobcats in eighth place after first round of EMCC Invitational

Written By: Shawn Wansley
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Date Submitted: 2011-04-03 15:41:48

 STARKVILLE – The Jones County Junior College golf team is in eighth place after Sunday’s opening round of the East Mississippi Community College Invitational, which is being played here at the Mississippi State University Golf Course.

JCJC posted a 332 on Sunday.

Northwest Mississippi leads the event at 311, while the host Lions and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College are tied for second at 315. Co-Lin Community College is fourth at 316.

Individually, West Jones’ freshman Ryan Blackwell shot a 77 to lead the Bobcats. That leaves him in a six-way tie for sixth place overall.

Simpson Academy sophomore Mitchell Smith had an 80. Prentiss Christian freshman Logan Parish had an 81, Northeast Jones’ freshman Markas Holifield shot an 85 and Pearl River Central freshman Braxton Spiers fired an 86. Oak Grove sophomore Bing Waldron and Northeast Jones’ freshman Jared Hodge each shot a 90.

MGCCC’s Jared Smith leads the tournament with a 74, Co-Lin’s Berry Givens and Northeast’s Blake Conlee both 75. Gulf Coast’s Rory Nelson and Itawamba’s Montana May are tied for fourth at 76.

The tournament concludes on Monday with an 8 a.m. shotgun start.

The Bobcats will compete next week in the MACJC State Tournament at Deerfield Country Club in Jackson. That will take place April 11-12.



JONES COUNTY (332) – Ryan Blackwell 77, Mitchell Smith 80, Logan Parish 81, Markas Holifield 85, Braxton Spiers 86, Bing Waldron 90, Jared Hodge 90.



Team scores

East Mississippi Community College Invitational

Mississippi State University Golf Course

Sunday’s scores

Northwest                               311

East Mississippi                         315

Miss. Gulf Coast                        315

Co-Lin                                     316

Itawamba                                322

Hinds                                      325

East Central                             330

Jones County                            332

Northeast                                 338

Holmes                                    347


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