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.



At Colonial Country Club

Deerfield Golf Course

Monday’s round


JCJC (314) – Braxton Spiers 76, Logan Parish 78, Ryan Blackwell 79, Mitchell Smith 81, Markas Holifield 84.


Team Standings

Miss. Gulf Coast                         305

Northwest Miss.                        307

Co-Lin                                                312

East Mississippi                        313

Jones County                                    314

East Central                                     322

Itawamba                                     328

Hinds                                                331

Northeast Miss.                        332

Holmes                                     352


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