Smith shoots 76, Spiers 78 in Region 23 Tournament

Written By: Shawn Wansley
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Date Submitted: 2011-04-18 17:11:45

 By Shawn Wansley

JCJC Sports Information Director

AMORY – Jones County Junior College’s Mitchell Smith shot a four-over par 76 and Braxton Spiers had a six-over 78 here Monday at Riverbirch Golf Club in the opening round of the Region 23 Tournament.

Smith is a sophomore from Simpson Academy, while Spiers is a freshman from Pearl River Central. Both golfers are competing as individuals in the tournament.

There is a four-way tie for first place. Mississippi Gulf Coast’s Drew Seals and Jared Smith, along with Northwest’s Garrett Tidwell and Ryan Williams, all shot even-par 72.

MGCCC leads the team standings by one shot over Northwest. The Bulldogs shot a 293 and the Rangers posted a 294. Co-Lin is at 304, East Mississippi is at 314 and tournament host Itawamba shot a 330.

The final round of the tournament will be on Tuesday.

Spiers will tee off at 8:46 a.m. and Smith follows at 8:54 a.m.


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