Spiers, Smith to compete in Region 23 Golf Tournament

Written By: Shawn Wansley
Email Address: shawn.wansley@jcjc.edu
Date Submitted: 2011-04-17 12:22:30

 By Shawn Wansley

JCJC Sports Information Director

ELLISVILLE – Two Jones County Junior College Bobcats will compete in the Region 23 Golf Tournament Monday and Tuesday at Riverbirch Golf Club in Amory.

Pearl River Central freshman Braxton Spiers and Simpson Academy sophomore Mitchell Smith qualified as individuals based on their play in last week’s MACJC State Tournament at Deerfield Golf Club.

Spiers will tee off at 10 a.m. on Monday and Smith will tee off at 10:08 a.m. The tournament will conclude on Tuesday.

Last week, Spiers shot a 76-77 – 153 to finish in a tie for eighth, while Smith shot an 81-76 – 157 to tie for 16th.

State champion Mississippi Gulf Coast, East Mississippi, Northwest and Copiah-Lincoln will compete in the tournament, along with host Itawamba. The region team winner, along with the top five individuals, qualify for the NJCAA Division II nationals at Goose Pond Colony May 17-20 in Scottsdale, Ala.


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