Bobcats nine shots out of lead after first round of state tournament
Written By: Shawn Wansley
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Date Submitted: 2011-04-12 07:52:06
By Shawn Wansley
JCJC Sports Information Director
CANTON – Jones County Junior College is in fifth place after the first round of the MACJC State Championship here at Deerfield Golf Course at Colonial Country Club.
JCJC shot a team score of 314 on Monday. Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College leads the event with a 305, followed by Northwest Mississippi at 307, Co-Lin at 312 and East Mississippi at 313.
Pearl River Central freshman Braxton Spiers led JCJC with a 76, followed by Prentiss Christian freshman Logan Parish with a 78, West Jones freshman Ryan Blackwell with a 79, Simpson Academy sophomore Mitchell Smith at 81 and Northeast Jones freshman Markas Holifield at 84.
Colby Woodward of Co-Lin leads the event after posting a one-over par 73 and Trey Howell of Northwest Mississippi is at 74.
For JCJC, Spiers is tied for sixth overall at 76, while Parish is 14th, Blackwell is 16th, Smith is 25th and Holifield is 34th.
Round two begins with a 9 a.m. shotgun start at Deerfield on Tuesday.
The top four teams from the state tournament – along with host Itawamba Community College – qualify for the Region 23 Tournament April 18-19 at Riverbirch Country Club in Amory.
MACJC STATE TOURNAMENT
At Colonial Country Club
Deerfield Golf Course
JCJC (314) – Braxton Spiers 76, Logan Parish 78, Ryan Blackwell 79, Mitchell Smith 81, Markas Holifield 84.
Miss. Gulf Coast 305
Northwest Miss. 307
East Mississippi 313
Jones County 314
East Central 322
Northeast Miss. 332